Syllabus for students spring 2021
- Course Code:
- DA623E revision 1.1
- Swedish name:
- Level of specialisation
- Main fields of study:
- Computer Science
- Date of ratification:
- 26 August 2019
- Decision-making body:
- Faculty of Technology and Society
- Enforcement date:
- 31 August 2020
- Replaces Syllabus ratified:
- 25 March 2019
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent of at least 180 credits in the subject of computer science or related and relevant subjects. Examples of such subjects include informatics, computer and information science, information systems, interaction design, human-computer interaction and media technology.
- At least 15 credits in programming, system development or equivalent.
- Knowledge equivalent to English 6 at the Swedish upper secondary level
- At least a passing grade in the course Innovation and Entrepreneurship in a Digital Society
Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations
The course is part of the programme Computer Science: Innovation for change in a digital society and can be included in a Master's degree in Computer Science (120 credits)
The student develops practical experience by creating concrete prototypes to test feasibility and for the evaluation of solutions. In addition to traditional screen-based prototypes, prototype technologies include physical prototypes and digital manufacturing.
In the course, digital, physical and service prototypes are designed and developed from a user perspective. The course covers advanced prototyping techniques that combine software, hardware and manufacturing technology that enable the rapid development of prototypes. The following prototyping techniques are included:
- Prototyping on different screens (e.g. computer, mobile)
- Prototyping for different senses (e.g. movements, voice, vision)
- Microcomputers (e.g. Arduino, RaspberryPi)
- Digital manufacturing (3D printing, laser cutting)
- Physical prototyping (e.g. wood, plastics)
Knowledge and understanding
Once the course is completed, the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- relevant prototype methods,
- which prototyping techniques are suitable for use in different situations, and
- how prototypes can be used to test feasibility and to evaluate different solutions.
Once the course is completed, the student shall demonstrate competence and ability:
- based on a problem, to identify and select appropriate prototyping technique(s), as well as to construct, present and evaluate prototypes.
Once the course is completed, the student shall demonstrate the ability:
- to relate to the constraints and opportunities of different prototyping techniques and to assess their strengths and weaknesses, and
- to evaluate and choose a prototype method and its implementation based on ethical stances and sustainability and security aspects.
During the course a number of lectures, workshops, study visits, seminars and laboratory sessions are conducted. Other than this, the course is mainly carried out in the form of independent study and project work.
Grading is based on oral and written examination, including active participation, through the following elements:
- Laboratory work - 5 credits - UG
- Project work - 2.5 credits - UA
Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).
Course literature and other teaching materials
- Kamrani, Ali. & Nasr, Emad Abouel., Rapid Prototyping Theory and Practice, Springer Science+Business Media, Inc., Boston, MA, 2006
- Park, Christine W. & Alderman, John (2018). Designing Across Senses. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media
The University provides students who are taking or have completed a course with the opportunity to share their experiences of and opinions about the course in the form of a course evaluation that is arranged by the University. The University compiles the course evaluations and notifies the results and any decisions regarding actions brought about by the course evaluations. The results shall be kept available for the students. (HF 1:14).
When a course is no longer given, or the contents have been radically changed, the student has the right to re-take the examination, which will be given twice during a one year period, according to the syllabus which was valid at the time of registration.
The syllabus is a translation of a Swedish source text.