Interaction design: Studio


Admission requirements

At least 30 credits from the main field of Interaction Design


Syllabus for students spring 2020

Course Code:
KD417A revision 1
Swedish name:
Interaktionsdesign: Studio
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 30 credits from 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 draw together the education of the first year and apply this in a larger synthesis project. The learning objectives are modelled on similar objectives for the final thesis project.


In this course, students work individually or in small groups to plan, execute and account for an interaction design project. Students can draw from their work in the prior course to set the scene for their project, and thereafter build knowledge through design activities, engaging with literature and relevant stakeholders. Advisors will help students navigate the complexity of the projects, which culminates in a report modelled on the thesis and exhibition.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course students will be able to:

  1. Establish a framing of an interaction design problem through engagement in the design situation and relevant literature
  2. Constructively and ethically engage with stakeholders relevant to the design situation
  3. Draw out and communicate insights from the project in a scholarly format
  4. Engage relevant stakeholders in dialogue around the framing of the project, the reasoning of decisions made in the project and its outcomes

Learning activities

Lectures, seminars, exercises and independent work.


The course is assessed through two assessments:

  1. Report. Modelled on the final thesis, the report communicates and positions the work in relation to the literature (HP 5; LOs 1, 2 & 3)
  2. Exhibition. Students produce artifacts and materials which communicate their work and engage with stakeholders beyond the university (HP 2.5; LO 4)
Please be aware that students undergoing re-exam are not entitled to additional supervision unless there are extenuating circumstances. As a result, the course coordinator may need to apply alternative formats for re-exams, depending on the situation.

Grading system

Fail (U) or Pass (G).

Course literature and other teaching materials

There is no set literature for this course as it will vary depending on the topic chosen by the students independently.

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,


04 May 2020 - 07 June 2020 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program