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

Människa-datorinteraktion, fortsättningskurs med prototypning

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

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.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Last planned examination: autumn 15.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

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 main content

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.


Recommended prerequisites

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


Interaction Design. Preece, Sharp, Rogers. 2007

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

Articles can be added.


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

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see: http://www.kth.se/csc/student/hederskodex/1.17237?l=en_UK.

Requirements for final grade

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

Offered by

CSC/Media Technology and Interaction Design


Anders Hedman, e-post: ahedman@kth.se, telefon: 790 9708


Anders Hedman <ahedman@kth.se>

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.


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2009.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.