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DH2622 Human-Computer Interaction, Advanced Course with Prototyping 9.0 credits

A second course on human-computer interaction that deepening theoretical and practical knowledge in human-computer interaction with a focus on methods, prototyping, design principles and user centered design for specific needs. Within the course the student can separately deepen within a specific use area or theory within HCI.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DH2622 (Autumn 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The framework of the course is a comprehensive project task where students apply theories and methods for user centered design. This task presupposes that the students must work individually and in groups in parallel to the course schedule. Three individual tasks will also be performed during the course.

Intended learning outcomes

In the course the student shall show that she can:

  • analyze practice (needs and possibilities),
  • chose among methods for user centered design
  • work with and develop prototypes that suits for different phases in the design process
  • chose among different techniques for creating prototypes with different precision (lo-fi or hi-fi) and understand their pros and cons
  • reflect on prototypes grounded in relevant concepts
  • create solutions based on a given situation
  • motivate and criticize design decisions
  • integrate, compare and relate theory and practice
  • make decisions based on relevant motivation
  • act independent (“captain”), theorize, generalize, go beyond established principles and theories.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

DH1620/DH2620 Human-computer Interaction, first course and or corresponding.


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Interaction Design. Preece, Sharp, Rogers. 2007

Löwgren, J. & Stolterman, E. 2004. Design av informationsteknik - materialet utan egenskaper. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Articles can be added.

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


  • INL1 - Assignments, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 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.

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

Home work (INL1; 3 university credits).
Lab work (LAB1; 3 university credits).
Project (PRO1; 3 university credits).

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 DH2622

Offered by

CSC/Media Technology and Interaction Design

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

DH2408 Evaluation Methods in Human Computer Interaction, DH2655 Cooperative IT-design, DH2416 Computer Support for Cooperative Work, DD2418 Language Engineering, IC1004 Cognitive Psychology.


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