INF9205 – Advanced Topics in Design of Information Systems

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

This course will be given each semester with different content. The course is recommended together with INF9207. The course will provide a basic introduction to a theme within the research carried on in the Design-group. The course will include basic literature and important frameworks within the chosen theme aiming to give students a basis for writing their PhD dissertation in ways that contribute to the research. In this course the student are expected to carry out concrete experiments within the theme.

Learning outcome

After you have completed this course you are able to:

  • explain important concepts within the field
  • describe central frameworks for design within the field
  • apply the framework in analysis and evaluation in design
  • translate concepts into concrete designs
  • know about important research traditions in the field
  • apply the framework in evaluation of their own research on their own specialization


PhD-students at Department of Informatics with this course in their plan.


Recommended previous knowledge

INF1510 Bruksorientert design and INF4060 Interaksjonsdesign or similar, also you should have some background from the topic given in the course.


The teaching will include lectures, discussions and concrete tasks. The teaching will be organized as a 4-5 week course preferably with some full days, in order to fit in with other courses and intensive courses.

Mandatory activites:
80 % attendance is required and the students must be active in discussions. There are mandatory assignments that must be passed. Mandatory assignments and other hand-ins at Department of Informatics


A written report that counst 100 %.
The mandatory assignments must be approved prior to the exam and and all parts must be passed in the same semester.

Examination support material

All 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 pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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






Spring and autumn


Spring and autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)