Interaction Design: Thesis Project I

Course - second cycle - 15 credits

Syllabus for students spring 2020, spring 2019, spring 2018, spring 2017, spring 2016, spring 2015, spring 2014, spring 2013

Course Code:
KD643A revision 1
Level of specialisation
Main fields of study:
Interaction Design
Date of establishment:
03 November 2011
Date of ratification:
03 November 2011
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
21 January 2013

Course description

The graduation project is an interaction design project on a topic of the student’s own choice. It is carried out individually or in small teams. The work comprises practical design work as well as reflective work and reporting to academic standards.

Advancement in relation to the degree requirements

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

Entry requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: Passed courses: KD640A-Introduction to multidisciplinary interaction designKD641A-Embodied interaction and KD642A-Collaborative media.

Learning outcomes

Repertoire and theory
1. Building an overview of existing canonical examples, best practices and academic state of the art in a chosen subfield within interaction design.

Skills and techniques
2. Displaying ability to plan and execute an interaction design project at advanced level in the chosen field, individually or in small teams, within the time and resource limitations at hand.
3. Displaying ability to choose techniques appropriate for advanced-level design work and execute them appropriately.

Reflection and criticism
4. Displaying ability to assess advanced-level design work.


The individual Master’s Thesis and exhibition piece are assessed by examiners in a public seminar. This assessment addresses all four learning outcomes (1–4).

Course content

An interaction design project at advanced level within the topic chosen by the student(s).

Learning activities

Planning and performing an interaction design project at advanced level within a chosen topic, individually or in small teams. Reporting the work individually in a Master’s Thesis and an (individual or joint) exhibition piece, which are both made public. The student’s work is supported by individual supervision and joint seminars.

Grading system

Fail (U) or Pass (G).

Course literature and other teaching materials

Resources selected by student and project supervisor based on the chosen topic.

Course evaluation

Summative written evaluation upon completion of the course.