Interaction Design: Research Field Introduction


Admission requirements

General entry requirements + English B.


Syllabus for students autumn 2017

Course Code:
KD403B revision 1
Level of specialisation
Main fields of study:
Interaction Design
Date of ratification:
28 November 2016
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
28 August 2017

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.


The purpose of the course is to develop students’ scholarly practice (such as engaging with literature, constructing arguments and writing in an academic fashion) in relation to the field of interaction design.


Students are introduced to the philosophy of science and notions of scholarly rigour and validity in relation to the concerns of interaction design research. In a broader sense, we unpack the meaning of knowledge creation and application in the design process. The wider discourse of interaction design research is introduced through contemporary and classic interaction design texts.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course students will have demonstrated
1. Writing in an academic style, with appropriate language, formatting, citing and structuring 2. Selection of relevant texts to support an argument
3. Ability to frame and describe an existing research topic from the field of interaction design 4. Ability to relate an argument to interaction design in a broad sense
5. Reasoning based on relevant literature.

Learning activities

Lectures, seminars, exercises and independent work. Students develop their scholarly skills in the context of a written essay on an interaction design topic.


The course is examined through assessment of an essay in a chosen area of research in interaction design (Learning outcomes 1-5).

Grading system

Fail (U) or Pass (G).

Course literature and other teaching materials

You will be introduced to these books in the course and they will serve you for other courses as well.
• Muratovski, G. (2016) Research for Designers: A Guide to Methods and Practice. Sage Publishers
• Bailey, S. (2014) Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students. Routledge.

Additional research texts will be provided per lecture and essay topics.

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,


17 December 2018 - 20 January 2019 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 25000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 25000 SEK