Interaction Design


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The students is recommended to have basic understanding of human-computer interaction.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must understand the concepts of human computer interaction, interaction design and user experience and the relation between them
  • Must have knowledge of different input and output modes for interactive systems, also in a historical perspective
  • Must have knowledge of different methods for designing interaction of ICT systems
  • Must have knowledge of different strategies for planning the interaction design of ICT systems


  • Must be able to apply the concepts of usability and user experience both to screen-based and non-screen-based interactive systems
  • Must master different design methods and techniques for creating and testing interactive systems, including non-screen-based systems
  • Must be able to identify tensions between different visions for – and interests in – the design of an interactive system
  • Must be able to discuss user cognitive models and other descriptions of users
  • Must be able to analyse different types of data from and about users
  • Must be able to design the interaction of a given system based on data from and about users
  • Must be able to reflect critically on methodological challenges in data from and about users as a source for design
  • Must be able to evaluate interactive systems using techniques from interaction design and Human Computer Interaction


  • Must have the competency to reflect on the implications of using different methods and techniques for interaction design, including user involvement, and for evaluating systems
  • Must have the competency to analyse the social context in which the use of ICT takes place
  • Must have the competency to discuss concepts of privacy, user sovereignty and personalisation in relation to design dilemmas involved the design of interactive systems
  • Must have the competency to position the field of interaction design in the professional context of ICT development

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed in § 17



Name of examInteraction Design
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleInteraktionsdesign
Module codeESNICTEK2K5
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design