DH2655 Cooperative IT-design 9.0 credits

Kooperativ IT-design

This course aims at giving knowledge and experience from methods for cooperative design in an innovative design process.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Overview of different methods for cooperative design. Practical examples of user centered projects. Practical methodological exercises.

Project work in a multi-disciplinary project with user cooperation in all phases of the project, from a general described theme to a specific and finished result. The project will be reported in different medias.

Intended learning outcomes *

After completing this course you should be able to:

- from a given context motivate, chose, combine, apply and adapt different user centered methods in order to systematically include end-users in all phases of a system development process

- critically review and reflect on different examples of cooperative design

- motivate design decisions based on both fundamental knowledge of human-computer interaction, and results from different user centered methods

- plan, perform and critically judge a multi disciplinary project performed in close cooperation with the user group and other scientific competences.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

DH2622 Human-Computer Interaction, advanced course with Prototyping or DH2626 Interaction Design 1 or corresponding.


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Kurslitteraturen består av information som finns på nätet. 

Rekommenderad kurslitteratur (inte obligatorisk): O'Sullivan and Igoe, Physical Computing: Sensing and Controlling the Physical World with Computers.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: 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: http://www.kth.se/csc/student/hederskodex/1.17237?l=en_UK.

Other requirements for final grade *

Methodological exercises (SEM1; 3 university credits)
Project work (PRO1; 6 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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Ann Lantz

Further information

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EECS/Human Centered Technology

Main field of study *

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

Please discuss with the instructor.


Björn Thuresson, e-post: thure@kth.se

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.

Supplementary information

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