Interaction Design 3: User-centered Design


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This is an English translation of the module. In case of discrepancy between the translation and the Danish version, the Danish version of the module is valid.

This course module aims to provide the student with the knowledge, methods and skills to study users and interact with them through a design process. User study methods are introduced and trained, which focus on what the users do, use, state, create and think, as well as the physical and ergonomic factors in relation to use and user. Thereby, the student must acquire competence in designing for the user's recognized and unrecognized needs with respect for the user and his context and culture.

Learning objectives


must have knowledge of the potentials, limitations and directions of the user-oriented design approach, covering from the actingperspective to physical factors


  • must be able to account for various user-oriented methods, including their field of action and benefits
  • must be able to perform and use observation to collect data on user behavior
  • must be able to perform and use interviews and other suitable methods and tools for collecting user data
  • must be able to structure collected user data and use this as design material


  • must be able to plan and carry out user-oriented design activities, as well as include information on use as a basis for the design solution
  • must be able to plan and organize a design process that extensively involves users and focuses on their needs

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general teaching methods for the education, cf. section 17.

Extent and expected workload

The student is expected to spend 27.5 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 137.5 hours.



Name of examInteraction Design 3: User-centered 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

Additional information

Contact: Study Board for Computer Science via or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleInteraktionsdesign 3: brugercentreret design
Module codeDSNIXDB302
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
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