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Usability and user experience 7.5 credits

Användbarhet och användarupplevelse
First cycle, D0046A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Industrial Design
Subject group (SCB)
Other Subjects within Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Ergonomics and cognitive (A0017A) 7,5 hp or Human-Machine-Interaction (P0067A or D0055A) or equivalent knowledge.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
The goal is that the student should be able to design products, services, environments or systems that provides a a good user experience and also that the student is able to evaluate the user experience.

  • show knowledge of aspects that affect the user experience in a product, service, environment or system
  • demonstrate ability to design and develop products and environments based on human physical and mental needs and prerequisites, focusing on usability and user experience
  • demonstrate the ability to choose and use appropriate methods for analyzing and evaluating usability and user experience
  • demonstrate the ability to critically analyze existing solutions as well as critical reflections on own and other students' solutions from usability and user experience perspectives

The course deals with the design and evaluation of products, services, environments or systems with a user-centered perspective. The course is clearly user-centered with the purpose of learning more about designing products or systems that are easy-to-use and easy to understand. The course also deals with how products can be adapted to give the user a good experience when using the product. To ensure the effectiveness of a design on these aspects, the course also deals with how these products can be tested and evaluated if the design fits the user.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The course is conducted in the form of lectures and independent work in the form of assignments and exercises, individually or in groups.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Hand-ins U G VG 7,5 credits

The course participants must register themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, during the first three days of the term, to not lose their place in the course. This also applies to students with guaranteed place.

Jörgen Normark

Literature. Valid from Spring 2019 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Successful User Experience: Strategies and Roadmaps. Elizabeth Rosenzweig. ISBN 9780128009857

Course offered by
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Assignment reportsU G VG *7.50MandatoryA18

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2018

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 17 Feb 2021