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DH1621 A quick introduction to Human-Computer Interaction 3.0 credits

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 HCIQ programme students

Application code


Headings with content from the Course syllabus DH1621 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Introduction to human computer interaction
  • Usability, user experiences and availability
  • Cognitive psychology for HCI
  • Methods for field studies, observations and interviews
  • Cognitive psychology for HCI
  • Design methods and design methodology
  • Interaction Design
  • Evaluation methods for HCI
  • User Centered Systems Design
  • Digitisation of the society

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • account for and have knowledge of concepts, theories and methods in human-computer interaction (HCI)
  • account for and use the basics of cognitive psychology for HCI
  • plan, carry out and analyse the results of field studies
  • use, discuss and problematise methods for and results of interaction design for HCI,
  • use and reflect on evaluation methods for HCI
  • understand, evaluate and argue for user-centered systems design
  • discuss the effect of the digitisation on the individual's interaction with digital technology
  • reflect on his or her learning

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Interaction Design by Jenny Preece et al.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Written assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Active participation in the seminars, that are compulsory

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: