Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Gjøvik

Interaction Design

– Programme components

The program focuses on applied methodology for optimizing product and service usability, and enables students to initiate, manage and execute usability engineering in project and development contexts.

Since it is of vital importance for the students to have relevant and applicable skills for the job market at the completion of the program, the program includes topics such as establishment of user-friendly information architectures and systems development methodology.

The courses are organized as a combination of lectures and seminars/workshops. Most courses are 10 credits, and will normally have a 700-page syllabus. Most of the courses have mandatory requirements such as essays or empirical work. Student work-effort is expected to be 45 hours per week (for full time students) throughout the semester.


The tables below are valid for the 2017/2018 academic year. There may be changes to the curricula in subsequent years.

For more details, please see the Study plans:

Table of subjects

Course table for Master in Interaction Design - full-time

Course code Course name C/E *) ECTS each. semester
  S1(A) S2(S) S3(A) S4(S) S5(A)
IMT4110 Scientific Methodology and Communication C 7.5        
IMT4312 Research Project in Human Computer Interaction C 7.5        
IMT4313 Design, Creativity and Innovation C 7.5        
IMT4309 Usability and Human Factors in Interaction Design C 7.5        
IMT4314 Methods in User-Centered Design C   15      
IMT4315 Colour in interface design C   7.5      
IMT4310 Experts in Teamwork C   7,5      
IMT3950-008 Wayfinding E   5      
IMT3950-005 Design and Prototyping for Mobile and Tablet E   5      
IMT4885 Research Project Planning C     7.5    
IMT4316 User-centred Information Architecture C     7.5    
IMT4898 Specialisation in Interaction Design  E     7.5    
IMT4881 Specialization Course 1  E     5    
IMT4882 Specialization Course II E     10    
IMT4215 Specialization Project E     7,5    
MIXD490 Master's Thesis - Interaction Design  C       30  
Sum: 30 30 30 30 0
*) C - Compulsory course, E - Elective course