Evaluation of Design


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


The purpose of the project module is to introduce the students in evaluation of design through systematic assessment and analysis of an interaction design (IT system), where crucial emphasis is placed on user-centered usability evaluations as the empirical basis for the project module. The focus is primarily on the usability of a design, but also its ease of use and application value. In addition, the project module's goal is to introduce the students to problem-oriented project work, where work is done on project management, conflict management, and collaboration.

Learning objectives


  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of an interaction design, including the design's usability, user-friendliness and application value.
  • must acquire knowledge of problem-oriented project work, including project management, conflict management, and collaboration.


  • must be able to plan, carry out and report on a usability evaluation
  • must be able to apply principles of usability in analysis of an interaction design
  • must be able to outline a solution proposal for a specific identified usability problem
  • must be able to convey the project's work results and work processes in a structured and comprehensible way, both in writing, graphically and orally


  • must have acquired the ability to systematically evaluate and analyze an interaction design
  • must be able to organize, implement, and reflect on problem-based project work

Type of instruction

Project work

Extent and expected workload

The student is expected to spend 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 300 hours.



Name of examEvaluation of Design
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: Study Board for Computer Science via cs-sn@cs.aau.dk or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleEvaluering af design
Module codeDSNIXDB111
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Interaction Design
Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design