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Cognitive Design

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Spring Term 2022

About the course

The course gives an overview of interaction design and its role in industrial design and product development. The aim of the course is to give a basic insight into interaction design and highlighting of the possibilities for cooperation between interaction designers and cognitive scientists. The processes and work methods used in industrial design and interaction design are introduced, and applied in a project that runs throughout the course. The course aim is to give basic skills and knowledge in interface construction from a design perspective. Emphasis is placed on user perspectives, typography, layout and general graphic design and also the visual expression of the interface design. The ability to create, visualise, test and evaluate various types of interfaces is practiced through the whole course. Different methods for visualisation, manual as well as computer aided, are applied in the project and a strong focus is placed on communication of ideas and results orally, visually and in writing.

Study language is English.

Application and eligibility

Cognitive Design, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2022 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

The information below is only for exchange students

Starts

18 February 2022

Ends

23 March 2022

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

Basic requirements for higher education. For admission to the course, students must also have 60 credits in the subject of cognitive science or the equivalent. Of these 60 credits, following courses should be included Perception 7,5 credits, Knowledge and memory 7,5 credits, Reasoning and Information Processing 7,5 credits, Action 7,5 credits, or the equivalent.
An applicant who does not fulfil the requirements can be granted exemption This applies to students with 60 credits in the fields of industrial design or engineering with focus on interaction and design.

Selection

Students applying for courses within a double degree exchange agreement, within the departments own agreements will be given first priority. Then will - in turn - candidates within the departments own agreements, faculty agreements, central exchange agreements and other departmental agreements be selected.

Application code

UMU-A5231

Application

This application round is only intended for nominated exchange students. Information about deadlines can be found in the e-mail instruction that nominated students receive. The application period is closed.

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Course is given by
Umeå Institute of Design
Contactpersons for the course are:
Umeå Institute of Design, Exchange studies, International contact person