Interaction Design: Research


Admission requirements

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


Syllabus for students spring 2020

Course Code:
KD416A revision 1
Swedish name:
Interaktionsdesign: Research
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:
20 January 2020

Entry requirements

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

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

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


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.


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.


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

Grading system

Fail (U) or Pass (G).

Course literature and other teaching materials

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.


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,


30 March 2020 - 03 May 2020 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program