Official course description, subject to change:
Preliminary info last published 24/11-20

Designing Interactions

Course info
Language:
English
ECTS points:
7.5
Course code:
KADEINT1KU
Participants max:
60
Offered to guest students:
yes
Offered to exchange students:
yes
Offered as a single subject:
yes
Price (single subject):
10625 DKK (incl. vat)
Programme
Level:
MSc. Master
Programme:
MSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies
Staff
Course semester
Semester
Forår 2022
Start
31 January 2022
End
27 May 2022
Exam
Exam type
ordinær
Internal/External
ekstern censur
Grade Scale
7-trinsskala
Exam Language
GB
Abstract
This specialisation focuses on theories, practices and methods from Human Computer Interaction and Interaction Design and enhances the students ability to critically analyze, understand and develop interactive technologies through hands-on experiments in a studio workspace.
Description

In the first specialisation module, ‘Designing Interactions’, the students will engage in design and programming of interactive prototypes based on research areas in HCI and Interaction design. The specialisation offers an advanced approach to researching and creating interactive artefacts from digital, physical and hybrid points of view. The first part of the specialisation focuses on analysis and exploratory design of mobile, web, and physical technologies, exposing students to different technologies and design briefs. 

The specialisation enables students to innovate existing interactive products, and take a lead role in defining features for products and systems and set product development strategies. Job profiles in interaction design include design product manager, creative technologist, design consultant, interaction designer, or industrial design researcher.

Topics will cover (for instance, but are not reduced to):

• Web and Mobile (JavaScript, CSS, HTML, or related frameworks)

• Physical Computing (Arduino and similar)

• Networking Technologies (MQTT, PubNuB)

• Ubiquitous Computing

• Embodied Interaction

• Speculative Design

Formal prerequisites
The course builds upon knowledge from the courses of the 1st semester of the KDDIT programme and students should have completed those courses or obtained similar knowledge elsewhere. 

This course is part 1 of the Designing Interactions specialization. 
Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify and apply theories, methods, and tools for analysing interactive qualities of digital products and applications.
  • Design and program interactive prototypes.
  • Reflect and theorize on the nature of interaction with interactive systems and technologies.
Ordinary exam
Exam type:
D: Submission of written work with following oral, External (7-point scale)
Exam variation:
D22: Submission with following oral exam supplemented by the submission.
Exam description:
S