DH3001 Materiality in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) 7.5 credits

Materialitet inom Människa- Datorinteraktion (MDI)

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

1. participate critically in discussions of materiality within HCI based in different theoretical perspectives

2. reflect on research approaches to the subject and their applicability and relevance in different environments

3 relate and discuss different sources to literature about materiality and HCI in writing

4. discuss aspects of materiality in relation to own research project

Course main content

Read write small empirical study (based on for example observation, interviews, personal practice, close reading of an artifact/material).

10 Seminar, of which 7 reading seminars with pre-defined texts.

Individual last written assignment based on personal postgraduate projects.

Seven seminars where each participant is expected to have read and reflected on the chosen texts before the seminar. Each text is discussed in relation to the general theme for just the session.

Apart from the seminars, come each participant present a chosen text that is relevant to his or her personal research discipline, and relate it to the subjects that were discussed in earlier seminars.

The last assignment is to write a text (paper or parts of the thesis) that discuss the subject of materiality with reference to several of the discussed texts in relation to ongoing research.



Research articles


  • EXA1 - Examination, 7.5, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Active participation in five of the seven theme seminars, personal reflection over readings for missed seminars. Presentation of a specific paper for a specific research field, and written final text.

Offered by

EECS/Media Technology and Interaction Design




Ylva Fernaeus <fernaeus@kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2014.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.