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Design of IT 7.5 credits

Design av IT
First cycle, I0006N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Informatics/Computer and Systems Sciences
Main field of study
Social Informatics, Information Systems Sciences

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

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim

The Student should be able to:

  • Design a user centered study 
  • Describe and explain Interaction Design 
  • Use central concepts and methods for IT-design 
  • Give examples to, chose and apply methods and explain how these have been used in, and have effect on, the design process. 
  • Critically examine and evaluate others work. 
  • Describe and explain general principles of IT-design 
  • Understand the Design situation 
  • Design a prototype of a IT-system 
  • Give an account of what gender equality is about, and how it relates to Design of IT 


This course is a basic course in design of IT-system where theory is varied with practise. In this is included that the student learns central concepts that are used within the area of systems development as well as different perspectives on systems development. The student also learns different interaction concepts and how to apply these on IT-systems. In the process of constructing an IT-system, the student should apply, and use, different methods and tools as support for their development work. The student should also analyse what role these methods and tools have in the development work.


During the course, the student works problem oriented and exploratory. The student builds knowledge through active participation in course activities as well as through theoretical and practical work. The student is trained to work both individually and in groups, and to report on their work in writing. In addition, the student work independently and active, using design methods to develop and evaluate IT-systems and to critically scrutinize and reflect on others work. The work is examined both orally and in writing.

Tutoring takes place via lectures, seminars, and projects. The course is mainly net-based. Moreover, knowledge is shared and created within the course through net-based discussions and in compulsory meetings on campus with teachers and other students. Students on campus in Luleå meet regularly with other students and teachers for discussions, seminars, teamwork, and presentations. Between the meetings, the students communicate with other students and teachers through e-mail, the learning management system (LMS) and a webconference system. With the help of the LMS, the students can actively take part in group-discussions and submit their assignments.


This course is examined in both individual and group assignment and a written exam related to the subject areas in the course. The group assignment is to construct a prototype/mock-up of an information system. This work is examined through an oral as well as written presentation.


Other courses that focus on design of IT: I0005N IT-design and systems thinking. For those interested in how IT develops organisations we recommend I0001N Organisational Development through IT.

The course might be in English.

Anna Ståhlbröst

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Arvola, M. (2014). Interaktionsdesign och UX: om att skapa en god användarupplevelse. (1. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur. ISBN: 9789144097640

Preece, J., Rogers, Y., & Sharp, H. (2016). Interaktionsdesign: bortom människa-dator-interaktion. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Ref. literature:
Löwgren, J och Stolterman, E. (2004). Design av informationsteknik: Materialet utan egenskaper. 2:a upplagan. Studentlitteratur.

Articles will be added.

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Assignment reportsU G VG *1.50MandatoryA16
0004Group workU G#3.00MandatoryA16
0005Individual Assignment reportsU G VG *3.00MandatoryA18

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 Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 15 Feb 2019