IN5120 – Tangible Interaction
The course gives a basic introduction to the research area Tangible Interaction and provides an overview of basic literature and important frameworks within TI. The course gives the students a basis for writing their Master theses using or exploring TI as an interaction mechanism. The course emphasizes a theoretical understanding of TI as a research area within HCI. Much of the course work is focused on experiments with different aspects of the TI field. Every year a particular topic is given for the students to explore through a project that lasts most of the five weeks of this intensive course.
After completing this course you are able to
- Explain important concepts and frameworks within TI
- Describe the physical aspects of design and use of IT
- Build physical prototypes in order to explore design ideas
- Explain how prototypes can be used as design tools
- Analyse and use feedback from design critique in further design
- Present concrete design suggestions in an exhibition that explains and explores aspects of TI/the theme of the course
Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.
Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
There are a total of 12 spots in this course. Ranking rules:
1. Master's students in the study program Design, Use, Interaction with the topic in the approved study plan, and which writes a thesis on the theme of the year
2. Master's students in the study program Design, Use, Interaction
3. Bachelor students in the study program Design, Use, Interaction with single subject study at Master, who in previous courses (e.g. INF1510/IN1060 or INF2260) have written a project assignment within the theme of the year
4. Students at IFI who in previous courses (e.g. INF1510/IN1060 or INF2260) have written a project assignment within the theme of the year.
Recommended previous knowledge
10 credits overlap with IN9120 – Tangible Interaction
The teaching is given as intensive education in the studio (Design group's lab on the 7th floor) for 5 weeks. Each week contains lectures, discussions, presentations, design criticisms and exercises. Completed the mandatory project is required. 80% attendance is required.
Presentation and exhibition of prototype.
Language of examination
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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.
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: IN9120 – Tangible Interaction
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.