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Prototyping Interaction

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2020

Admitted to the course

Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

About the course

The course builds on the students' previous knowledge of prototyping in the context of human-computer interaction (HCI) and interaction design. The central theme is how different interaction contexts involves different conditions for prototyping as part of the design work. With starting point in the desktop, screen and mouse-based interaction, new contexts, technologies and environments with changing demands of prototyping, are explored.

The course places great emphasis on a combination of theoretical reflection and practical work with prototyping. The course covers a variety of materials and techniques for the realization of prototypes in interaction design. The course also holds a general methodological elements by treating workplace studies and corresponding contextually anchored study methods in comparison with a more quantitative approach as it is expressed for example in experimental studies.


 

Application and eligibility

Prototyping Interaction, 15 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2020 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

2 November 2020

Ends

17 January 2021

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

Prerequisites for the course are 90 ECTS in one of the following subjects; Informatics, Information Science, Computer Science, Cognitive Science or Informatics with focus on digital media production, or equivalent studies.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5 (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section).

Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-F2724

Application

Application deadline was 15 January 2020. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK35,700

Total fee

SEK35,700

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Course is given by
Department of Informatics
Contact person for the course is:
Studentsupport