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DH2655 Cooperative IT-design 9.0 credits

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

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 kid programme students

Application code


Headings with content from the Course syllabus DH2655 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

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.

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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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


  • 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.

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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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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

Please discuss with the instructor.


Björn Thuresson, e-post:

Supplementary information

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