This course is discontinued

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Course content

The course will give an introduction to design of artefacts particularly IT-systems based on gender perspectives. The course focus on design both as a process and product, and also how gender shapes and is shaped. The readings and lecturers about design with the use of feminist analysis are the starting point for discussions and the essay.

Learning outcome

The aim is to give students in Informatics and/or KFL an introduction of design theories and how feminist analysis can contribute in critical analysis of design as a process and product. The course point out the importance to use readings from a variety of disciplines.


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Recommended previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in Informatics and/or Gender, feminism and gender equality

Overlapping courses

10 credits with INF4250 – Design and Gender (discontinued). Replaces MNKJØ100: Gender and natural sciences/technology


Lectures, discussions of readings, explorations of design products, essay


Individual essay and oral examination.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English. If you would prefer to have the exam text in English, you may apply to the course administrators.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Every spring

The course will not be taught Spring 2007


Every spring

Teaching language

English if requested by exchange students, otherwise norwegian/swedish