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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

Please note that there may be changes in the form of examination for some courses taught Spring 2021. We aim to bring both the course description and the semester page of all courses up to date with correct information by 1 February 2021.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

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.

Learning outcome

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

Admission to 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.

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.

IN1050 – Introduction to Design, Use, Interaction, IN1060 – Use Oriented design and IN3020 – Database Systems or equivalent HCI-competence worth 30 SP.

Overlapping courses


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.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

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.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 21, 2021 5:16:54 AM

Facts about this course

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)