IN2020 – Methods in interaksjonsdesign

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Course content

In this course you will learn about research in HCI (Human-Computer Interaction). We explore different approaches to design within the HCI field, and you gain insight into methods, tools and techniques for HCI research. We place special importance to quantitative analysis and design of experiments. You should be able to practice the methods through three mandatory assignments.

Learning outcome

After finishing IN2020, you'll:

  • have a very good understanding of research methods in HCI
  • be able to apply HCI research methods and explain your choice of approach to the problem and choice of methods, tools and techniques
  • be able to design HCI experiments
  • have mastered basic statistical analysis
  • be able to carry out both qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • be able to reflect on key ethical, social and professional issues in relation to own and others work


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


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/INF1500 or IN1060/INF1510.


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

You must submit and pass the mandatory assignments to be allowed to take the exam. 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 hour written digital final exam. All mandatory assignments must be passed prior to the final exam.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

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

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

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.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Autumn 2018

The course is first taught in autumn 2018 and thereafter every autumn.


Autumn 2018

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