Interaction Design: Graphical User Interfaces


Admission requirements

General entry requirements + English B.


Syllabus for students autumn 2019

Course Code:
KD401B revision 2
Level of specialisation
Main fields of study:
Interaction Design
Date of ratification:
14 September 2018
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
02 September 2019
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
31 May 2017

Entry requirements

General entry requirements + English B.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course can normally be included as part of a general degree at undergraduate level.


This course is concerned with interaction design for the screen, which includes common media such as mobile apps, websites and desktop apps.


From our base in interaction design we seek to understand how to effectively design for screen, selectively drawing on the fields of visual communication and graphic design, as well as the research fields of human-computer interaction and information architecture. Students will understand and apply design principles in a variety of contexts, including the development of a professional interaction design portfolio website. The course is divided into the following sections:
2.Graphic design
3.Web technology

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students will be able to:

  1. Analysis of interface designs drawing from introduced theory
  2. Sketch as a means for divergent working
  3. Design for screen with appropriate design principles
  4. Create W3C-validated and semantically-correct HTML markup and CSS
When the above learning objectives are met in a satisfactory manner, a Pass (G) is given.

Learning activities

The course is based on lectures, projects and workshops.


Student are examined through three examinations:

  1. Individual critical analysis of a graphical user interface (HP 1; LO 1)
  2. Paired design activity (HP 3; LO 2 & 3)
  3. Individual portfolio outline (HP 3.5; LOs 4)

Grading system

Fail (U) or Pass (G).

Course literature and other teaching materials

•Duckett, J. (2011) HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites. Wiley.
Supplementary articles and literature comprising a maximum of 150 pages disclosed during the course.

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.


The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the department School of Arts and Communication.

Further information

Studentservice, K3 - Malmö universitet,


07 October 2019 - 10 November 2019 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 21000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 21000 SEK