Main field of studyCognitive Science
Course levelFirst cycle
Course typeSingle subject and programme course
Course coordinatorMattias Arvola
Director of studies or equivalentJalal Maleki
Available for exchange studentsYes
|Course offered for||Semester||Weeks||Language||Campus||ECV|
|Single subject course (Half-time, Day-time)||Autumn 2020||202036-202046||English||Linköping|
|F7KSY||Bachelor programme in Information Systems Analysis (System development)||5 (Autumn 2020)||202036-202046||English||Linköping||E|
|F7KKO||Bachelor´s Programme in Cognitive Science||5 (Autumn 2020)||202036-202046||English||Linköping||E|
|F7MKS||Master Programme in Cognitive Science||1 (Autumn 2020)||202036-202046||English||Linköping||E|
|F7MKS||Master Programme in Cognitive Science||3 (Autumn 2020)||202036-202046||English||Linköping||E|
|F7MIT||Master Programme in IT and Management (Master)||3 (Autumn 2020)||202036-202046||English||Linköping||E|
Main field of studyCognitive Science
Course levelFirst cycle
Course offered for
- Bachelor´s Programme in Cognitive Science
- Master Programme in Cognitive Science
- Bachelor programme in Information Systems Analysis
- Master Programme in IT and Management
General entry requirements for undergraduate studies
English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6)
Social Studies corresponding to the level of Social Studies in Swedish upper secondary education (Samhällskunskap 1)
Mathematics corresponding to the level of Mathematics in Swedish upper secondary education (Matematik 2)
90 ECTS credits from semester 1 to 4 of the Bachelor's program in Cognitive Science, including Cognitive Science Introductory Course 9 ECTS credits and at least one of the courses Information Technology and Programming 12 ECTS credits, Research Methodology and Statistics 9 ECTS credits, or Qualitative Research Methods 6 ECTS credits, or equivalent
95 ECTS credits from semester 1 to 4 of the Bachelor's program in information systems
(Exemption from Swedish)
Intended learning outcomes
The student shall be able to:
- Conduct user research
- Generate ideas and sketch concept proposals in interaction design
- Evaluate proposals and argue for a proposal based on results from user research in communication with clients
- Specify requirements for, sketch, develop, and present prototypes of interactive products and services for a client
- Use design principles and guidelines in sketching and prototyping user interfaces.
- Conduct and present to a client the evaluation of prototypes of interactive products and services with regard to basic measurement and identification of problems in the user experience
- Make judgments in user experience and interaction design with regard to social and ethical aspects
- Identify needs for further knowledge and expertise in user experience and interaction design.
The course deals with professional process knowledge in interaction design and user experience. It is especially about setting up and implementing a human-centered design process for interactive products and services, including sketching out ideas and prototyping solutions. The course is based on design challenges from a customer / client.
- Implementation of an interaction design process with customer and user perspective for a client
- Design functioning interactive products and services
- User experience evaluation.
- Basic concepts in human-computer interaction
- Design principles and user interface guidelines
- Prototyping of interactive products and services
- Design methods
- Different types of user interfaces
- Methods for evaluating user experience and usability.
- Prototyping tools (LoFi and HiFi) for the development of interactive products and services
- Interaction technology.
Teaching and working methods
The teaching consists of lectures, study classes, design work in collaboration with various user groups and clients, oral presentations and written assignments. In addition, the student is expected to study individually.
The course is examined by:
- Active participation in design work in groups and in presentations, grading scale: UG
- Individual written assignment, grading scale: EC
For Pass (E) final grade, Pass is required for all parts. Higher grades are based on the individual assignment.
Detailed information can be found in the study guide.
If special cxircumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent task.
If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.
Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.
Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.
The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
DepartmentInstitutionen för datavetenskap
|PRA1||Practical work||4 credits||U, G|
|RED1||Oral presentation||1 credits||U, G|
|UPG1||Written assignment||4 credits||EC|
Choose one of the books by Arvola or Goodwin.
ISBN: 9781292155517, 1292155515
ISBN: 9780124017139, 9780123985361, 0124017134, 0123985366
Interface guidelines and evaluation methods available online are also reference literature.
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