IC2005 Methodology of Interaction Design 7.5 credits

Metoder för interaktionsdesign

Please note

The information on this page is based on a course syllabus that is not yet valid.

The aim of the course “Methodology for interaction design” is for participants to implement HCI design methods in the design and development process of interactive systems. The course provides practical knowledge of how to use well-known and established HCI design methods as well as theoretical knowledge of how to think and reasoning on them during the design process. Note that the course puts people rather than technology at the centre of the design process. Interaction design is not just about the technical system that is developed but about describing and explaining how a computer system is going to affect the way people work.

The course is project-based. Participants divided into small groups work with different design project in which they apply the HCI design methods described in this document.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 19 SAP for Study Abroad Programme (SAP)

  • Periods

    Autumn 19 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code


  • Start date


  • End date


  • Language of instruction


  • Campus

    KTH Kista

  • Tutoring time


  • Form of study


  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Konrad Tollmar <konrad@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Konrad Tollmar <konrad@kth.se>

    Patric Dahlqvist <patricd@kth.se>

  • Target group


  • Application

    Apply for this course at antagning.se through this application link.
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Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course with a passing grade the student should be able to:
• use adequate user-centered design when developing interactive systems in the different software engineering phases: ideation and concept development, prototyping and evaluation
• analyse advantages and disadvantages of different design methods
• reflect on user-centered design in software engineering
• describe the design process, the skills of the designer and the product quality
• account for the theoretical background of user-centered design
• combine design methods for new design situations

Course main content

The course includes the following methods, technologies and design philosophies:
• Design for quality in use and user-centered design
• Ethnographic observation and interviews
• Brainstorming and bodystorming
• Personas, scenarios and storyboards
• Sketching and prototyping techniques
• Evaluation paradigms and methods



The course is given if at least 30 students accept their offered place.

For independent students the requirements are:

  • 180 credits (credits) in computer and systems science/IT/computer science or equivalent
  • documented proficiency in English B or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

Course in HCI - Human Computer Interaction.


The course literature list is announced on the course page.

Required equipment


  • INL1 - Assignment, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

In agreement with KTH´s coordinator for disabilities, it is the examiner who decides to adapt an examination for students in possession of a valid medical certificate.. The examiner may permit other examination formats at the re-examination of individual students.

Requirements for final grade

Offered by

EECS/Human Centered Technology


Konrad Tollmar (konrad@kth.se)


Konrad Tollmar <konrad@kth.se>

Supplementary information

The course is a replacement for 2I1713 from 06/07. Students who have already taken the course 2I1713 can therefore not apply for this one.


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