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Before choosing courseDH250X Degree Project in Human-Computer Interaction, Second Cycle 15.0 creditsAdministrate About course

The master thesis is an individual work in Human Computer Interaction with an investigating character.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus DH250X (Autumn 2009–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The master thesis work shall treat an interesting problem in Human Computer Interaction. In order to accept the task as suitable for a masters thesis work there has to be interesting questions from the area to explore. The main part of the work shall be on investigation and analysis.

To make a careful specification and time plan for the task and to search for and read about literature relevant for the master thesis work is included in the work. Participation in some seminars is included. The work is presented in a written report and verbally at a seminar.

The master thesis is performed individually.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim with the master thesis work is that the student shall be able to:

- apply scientific methods with a scientific approach,

- identify and formulate a problem in a scientific accepted way,

- perform a literature review for a specific area,

- from a given formulation of a problem choose, adapt and combine different methods and be able to motivate and critically reflect on these choices,

- plan and perform an individual work grounded in formulated intermediate goals and time limits,

- practically apply knowledge and skills that has been developed during the study time,

- critically review and value a scientific work, identify strengths and weakness and suggest how to develop the work,

- produce a report with a good linguistic usage that clear and distinct describes the different steps in a specific scientific work that follows praxis for scientific reporting,

- verbally present and discuss a scientific work in a clear, distinct and adopted to recipient way within given time limits

- identify one’s need for further knowledge and continuously develop one’s own knowledge.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The master thesis work is performed during the spring in the master program.

Recommended prerequisites

2D1620/DH2620, 2D1622/DH2622, 2D2630/DH2630 or 2D1312/DD1312, 2D1625/DH2625 and assigned to 2D1408/DH2408 + one of 2D1416/DH2416, 2D1655/DH2655.


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It is decided individually.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • XUPP - Examination Question, 15,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see:

Other requirements for final grade

Project 1 (PRO1; 15 hp)

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 web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web DH250X

Offered by

CSC/Media Technology and Interaction Design

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Kristina Höök

Supplementary information

Usual examiner is Jan Gulliksen. Other examiners are Yngve Sundblad och Ann Lantz.