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