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Course content

In this course, you will learn how understanding user needs provides a basis for design, and how prototypes and design suggestions can provide users with better basis for formulating their needs. You will plan and carry out a project where you will design and build a digital prototype for a selected user group. The project will be presented orally, in writing and through demonstrations. Emphasis is placed on appropriate choice and use of methods and techniques, collaboration in projects and evaluation of processes and results.

Learning outcome

After finishing IN1060, you'll be able to :

  • plan, implement and evaluate a design project that involves users
  • plan and conduct multiple types of user context studies
  • formulate design requirements based on own usage surveys
  • collaborate with users on design proposals, prototypes and evaluation throughout the design process
  • characterize and evaluate what and how the users have influenced in the design result


Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 or Mathematics (S1+S2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies. Read more about special admission requirements (in Norwegian).

The course presuppose IN1050 – Introduction to Design, Use, Interaction/INF1500 – Introduksjon til design, bruk, interaksjon (continued)

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with INF1510 – Bruksorientert design (continued)


2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of group exercises each week. The course contains a group assignment that is given a grade and must be passed to be allowed to take the exam. Read more about requirements for assignment of assignments, group work and legal cooperation under guidelines for mandatory tasks.

Attendance of the first lecture is compulsory.


The exam consists of two submissions and an oral group presentation:

  • A report from the group profect that presents the process and product
  • A presentation of the group's product (group project): video and exhibition
  • An individual written report

Grade calculation:

  • The report from the group work: a common grade (count 50%)
  • The presentation is considered passed / failed
  • Individual grade (count 50%)

Language of examination

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

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

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: INF1510 – Bruksorientert design (continued).

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Spring 2018

This course will be taught for the first time in spring 2018, then every spring semester.


Every spring

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