DH2629 Interaction Design as a Reflective Practice 7.5 credits

Interaktionsdesign som reflekterande praktik

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Computer Science and Engineering
    Information Technology
    Information and Communication Technology
  • Grading scale

    P, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 SAP for Study Abroad Programme (SAP)

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P4 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code


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  • Language of instruction


  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time


  • Form of study


  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Pedro Afonso Nunes Sanches <sanches@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Kristina Höök <khook@kth.se>

    Pedro Afonso Nunes Sanches <sanches@kth.se>

    Vasiliki Tsaknaki <tsaknaki@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Only open för students within Study Abroad Programme (SAP)

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, participants should be able to:

  • name and discuss current research topics in the area of interaction design,
  • relate research and own work to latest trends in commercial and non-commercial interactive products,
  • analyse existing interactive artefacts and readings in literature, and use this to inform own design work,
  • in academic writing reflect on own interaction design work.

Course main content

In this course you will conduct a concrete design project in groups of 2-3 students, grounded in latest trends in interactive systems design.

During the project you will:

  • read up on latest research in one area within interaction design,
  • design and build a working prototype/interface that can be tested with people,
  • reflect on your design process in academic writing,
  • present your project in a public exhibition.


Introductory course in Human-Computer Interaction


Selected chapters from Interaction-design.org

Students are also expected to search and select additional research papers based on personal interests, e.g. to support project work.


  • PRO1 - Project, 7.5, grading scale: P, F

All tasks will be performed in small groups of 2-3 or individually.

For passing the course you have to:

  • conduct all tasks and be present and active in the seminars (you are allowed to miss two seminars),
  • update an online project log that documents the project conducted in the course,
  • together with another student write a paper on a shared project and present it in the final mini conference/exhibition. The paper will go through a peer review process, and the final version must take all comments in the reviews into account,
  • submit reviews to two of the other papers (using review form) at the end of the course.

Requirements for final grade

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.

Offered by

EECS/Human Centered Technology


Madeline Balaam (balaam@kth.se)


Madeline Balaam <balaam@kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.