Interaction Design: Graphical User Interfaces


Admission requirements

General entry requirements + English B.


Syllabus for students autumn 2017

Course Code:
KD401B revision 1.1
Level of specialisation
Main fields of study:
Interaction Design
Date of ratification:
31 May 2017
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
28 August 2017
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
28 November 2016

Entry requirements

General entry requirements + English B.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course can normally be included as part of a general degree at undergraduate level.


This course is concerned with interaction design for the screen, which includes common media such as mobile apps, websites and desktop apps.


From our base in interaction design we seek to understand how to effectively design for screen, selectively drawing on the fields of visual communication and graphic design, as well as the research fields of human-computer interaction and information architecture. Students will understand and apply design principles in a variety of contexts, including the development of a professional interaction design portfolio website. The course is divided into the following sections:
2.Graphic design

Learning outcomes

1.Sketching user interfaces
2.Analysis of interface designs drawing from introduced theory
3.Application ofgraphicdesign principles to designing for screen
4.W3C-validated and semantically-correct HTML markup and CSS

Learning activities

The course is based on lectures, projects and workshops.


Assessment takes the form of three individual production-oriented projects as well as a reflective and critical account.
1.Sketching and analysis of interface designs (ILO 1 &2; HP1)
2.Visual designof an interface(ILO 3;HP3)
3.Portfolioproject (ILOs 3 &4;HP3.5)
When the above learning outcomesare met in a satisfactory manner, a pass is awarded.

Grading system

Fail (U) or Pass (G).

Course literature and other teaching materials

•Duckett, J. (2011) HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites. Wiley.
Supplementary articles and literature comprising a maximum of 150 pages disclosed during the course.

Course evaluation

The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).


The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the department School of Arts and Communication.

Further information

Studentservice, K3 - Malmö universitet,


08 October 2018 - 16 December 2018 Day-time 50% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 20000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 20000 SEK