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Human-Machine-Interaction 7.5 credits

First cycle, D0055A
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2021 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established

Last revised
by 19 May 2020

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
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 Design: process and method (D0030A) and Design: theory and practice (D0037A) or Design: Interaction and prototypes (D0039A) or equivalent.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
Knowledge and understanding
The student should after the course be able to:
  • demonstrate knowledge of industrial design engineering with a focus on human interaction with systems
  • demonstrate knowledge of cognitive ergonomics

Skills and Abilities
The student should after the course be able to:

  • demonstrate basic ability to explore, evaluate and develop the interaction between user and system
  • demonstrate basic ability to choose and use relevant methods for analysis and design of user interfaces
  • implement basic knowledge regarding cognitive ergonomics, interaction design, as well as design principles for evaluating and predicting problems related to the use of technical systems
  • design sustainable products and systems with starting point in human prerequisites and needs

Judgment and approach
The student should after the course be able to:

  • demonstrate the ability to make judgments of systems’ influence on humans, companies and the society
  • demonstrate the ability to make ethical judgments
  • demonstrate  insight in technology’s possibilities and limitations, technology’s role in society,  and humans responsibilities for its use including social and economic aspects as well as work environment aspects.

The course covers:
  • Theory of perception, cognitive ergonomics, memory, problem solving, and how to use these theories in interaction design.
  • Usability
  • User experience
  • Design principles for usable design
  • Methods for evaluation and design of technical systems

he course has a theoretical part where relevant theory and methods are dealt with and worked with in smaller exercises. The course contains a project work in which the students themselves should make use of the methods and theories in order to analyze a system, product, or service. The project also includes development of the system in order to better suit the user regarding cognitive ergonomics and usability. The project work is presented orally, visually, and in written form.

The students’ theoretical knowledge is examined through hand-in of assignments. The students’ ability to implement the knowledge as well as the ability to make relevant judgments and demonstrate insight in how technology affect humans and society is examined through a group project assignment.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

The course replaces the course P0067A Human-Machine-Interaktion.

The course cannot be included in a degree together with ARP101, P0001A, P0067A or any other course with similar content.

Jörgen Normark

Transition terms
The course D0055A is equal to P0067A

Literature. Valid from Spring 2021 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Individual assignment reportU G VG3.00MandatoryS21
0002Project assignmentU G VG4.50MandatoryS21

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.