Malmö University
Course syllabus

Interaction Design: Research
COURSE SYLLABUS
Interaction Design: Research
Syllabus approval
2018-09-14
2020-01-20
Faculty of Culture and Society

Interaction Design: Research
KD416A
UG / Fail (U) or Pass (G)
Interaktionsdesign: Research
7,5 hp
English

Entry requirements
At least 15 credits in the main field of Interaction Design.

Level
Bachelor's level

KSIDI / Interaction Design

Depth of study
G1F / First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements

Depth of study in relation to degree requirements
The course can normally be included as part of a general degree at undergraduate level.

Course objectives
The purpose of the course is to develop students’ scholarly practice (such as engaging with literature, constructing arguments and writing in an academic fashion) in relation to the field of interaction design.

Course contents
Students are introduced to notions of scholarly rigour and validity in relation to the concerns of interaction design research. In a broader sense, we unpack the meaning of knowledge creation and application in the design process. Traditions and genres of research relevant to interaction design is introduced through contemporary and classic texts.

Learning outcomes
After completing the course students will be able to:
  1. Write in an academic style, with appropriate language, formatting, citing and structuring
  2. Constructively use literature to support an argument
  3. Frame and describe an existing interaction design research topic
  4. Relate design activities to understandings of design from the literature

Learning activities
Lectures, seminars, exercises and independent work.

Assessment
The course is assessed through a single written work of a scholarly style (HP 7.5; LOs 1-4).

Course literature and other study material
You will be introduced to these books in the course and they will serve you for other courses as well.
• Muratovski, G. (2016) Research for Designers: A Guide to Methods and Practice. Sage Publishers
• Bailey, S. (2014) Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students. Routledge.
Additional research texts will be provided per lecture and essay topics.

Course evaluation
The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).

Interim rules
If a course is no longer offered or has undergone major changes, students will be offered two re-take sessions based on the syllabus in force at registration during a period of one year from the date of the implementation of the changes.