IN3010 – Transformative Design
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
In this course you'll learn about transformative design - design towards sustainable futures. You will use knowledge of different approaches to design in a real project where you'll make a design-proposal in cooperation with the public or private sector, or a large research project.
After taking this course you'll:
- have an understanding of how transformative design can be realized through various methodological approaches
- have a very good understanding of how different methodological approaches shape projects
- be able to explain the choice of an approach to a problem, as well as the choice of methods, tools and techniques
- be able to cooperate in a team
- have developed a professional relationship with the external clients
- be able to make reflections in regards to key ethical, societal and professional issues related to your project
- be able to view the connections between theory and practice in a new way
Admission to the course
The number of admissions is limited to a maximum of 40.
Only students in the study programme Informatics: design, use, interaction (bachelor) will be admitted to the course. Students poised to complete their degree in Informatics: design, use, interaction the current semester will be given priority.
Special admission requirements
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).
Formal prerequisite knowledge
- 5 credits overlap with INF2260 – Interaksjonsdesign (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with INF4060 – Interaksjonsdesign (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with INF4260 – Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with INF3260 – Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) (discontinued).
2 hours of teaching per week, consisting of lectures, discussions, design criticism and presentations of progression with active participation.
The main emphasis of the work will be independent team work which will be aimed at an employer from the public or private sector, or major research projects. Students must work together as a design team where everyone contributes.
There is mandatory attendance on the first day of teaching.
The assessment consists of three parts:
- Oral mid-term presentation of the project (10%)
- Oral final presentation of the project (10%)
- Written report (80%)
All parts must be passed and must be passed in the same semester.
Language of examination
The team can submit the report in norwegian or english. Likewise for the presentations.
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.