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DM2710 Designing Technology for Learning and Behavior Change 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DM2710 (Spring 2017–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

•  Design of IT-services with behavioural changes as aim

•  Practical exercises and applications

•  Motivation theory

•  Learning theory

•  Behavioural theory

•  Involving design

•  Gamification

•  Playfulness

•  Persuasive technologies

•  Ethical aspects on behavioural changing technologies

•  Behavioral economics

•  Nudging

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the students should be able to

* make justified design choices for IT-services that have behavioural change as aim

* critically evaluate and design different designs of IT-services based on motivation theories, learning theories and behavioural theories

* identify and characterise different driving forces in different groups of individuals

* critically evaluate preconditions for and application of gamification for increase of motivation

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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The course material will be put on the course web

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


  • INL1 - Assignments 1, 7.5 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

There is compulsory attendance in the course.

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 web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web DM2710

Offered by

EECS/Human Centered Technology

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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