Design Studio 1


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.

The purpose of the project module is for the student to learn to work with interaction design in a design study context, where focus is on exchange of design ideas and reflection through the use of design criticism. Special emphasis is placed on individual skills and competencies as an interaction designer through the portfolio and reflection of the individual student. The project module uses short design sprints, where the student in collaboration with other students works with a given limited issue, concluding with design criticism. The individual learning is challenged by the exchange of design ideas through dynamic groups, which change throughout the semester. The project module ends up in an individual portfolio and reflection, as well as a group-based complete and specific design concept.

Learning objectives


  • must be able to demonstrate knowledge about working with interaction design in a design study, including design criticism, portfolio development, and communication of design ideas


  • be able to produce realistic artifacts through the use of concepts, methods and techniques taken from professional practice
  • be able to use design criticism as a tool in an interaction design process
  • be able to communicate an interaction design and reflect on product and process
  • be able to prepare a portfolio that documents and describes a number of selected design products


  • should be able to be part of an interaction design project where the working form is built on the design study approach

Type of instruction

Design study-based project work

Extent and expected workload

The student is expected to spend 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 450hours.



Name of examDesign Studio 1
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral test based on individual portfolio and a group-based complete and specific design concept
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 titleDesignstudie 1
Module codeDSNIXDK101
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


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