IN1050 – Introduction to Design, Use, Interaction

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course provides an introduction to the programme Informatics: Design, Use, Interaction, where the focus is on interaction and interplay between people and digital technology. The course deals with research into the use of technology. Concepts and methods for design, prototyping and evaluation are introduced.

Learning outcome

After finishing IN1050, you'll:

  • have knowledge of key concepts and methods in design, use and interaction with digital technology
  • know about different types of interfaces and interactions
  • be able to conduct user surveys and identify needs
  • be able to evaluate digital technology in relation to the needs of the users
  • be able to develop different types of prototypes of digital technology

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with INF1500 – Introduksjon til design, bruk, interaksjon (continued)


2 hours of lectures, 2 hours of group exercises and 2 hours of plenary exercises each week.

The submission of mandatory assignments is required. Read more about requirements for submission of assignments, group work and legal cooperation under guidelines for mandatory tasks.

Attendance of the first lecture is compulsory. 


4 hours written digital exam. Mandatory assignments must be approved to be allowed to take the exam.

Language of examination

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: INF1500 – Introduksjon til design, bruk, interaksjon (continued).

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Autumn 2017

This course is taught for the first time in autumn 2017.


Every autumn

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