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Interaction and Mobility 7.5 credits

Interaktion och Mobilitet
First cycle, I0012N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
by Head of the Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences 19 Feb 2010

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 15 Feb 2019

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Subject group (SCB)
Informatics/Computer and 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

After this course, the student can explain basic design principles for use and design of graphical user interfaces in mobile devices. The student also can develop support for the interaction between users independent of location. Finally, the student can design and construct an IT-system that supports peoples use of mobile IT-systems.


In this course, emphasis is put on the design of an IT-system that makes it possible for users to execute their tasks more efficient. The course covers areas such as how the mobile IT-system can be designed to support a certain use pattern. Further, different perspectives on design based on user needs are covered together with concepts such as mobility, interaction and design for the mobile situation.


This course is given both at campus and as a distance course. The education is mainly teacher led lectures. assignments that are carried out in both individually and in groups. During the course, communication between teacher and students are mainly carried out through e-mail, video conference and a net-based learning platform. The course might be taught in english.


In the course, students are examined in individual and group assignments. In the individual assignment, the student show their ability to explain, and discuss different design principles relevance for the design. The student also explore, discuss and compare different design suggestions in relation to theory while arguing for design choices influence on interaction patterns. In the group assignment, the students design and construct an IT-system based on chosen methods.

Anna Ståhlbröst

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
The mobile frontier: a guide for designing mobile experiences / Hinman, Rachel

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Individual assignmentsU G#5.00MandatoryA10
0002Group assignmentU G#2.50MandatoryA10

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.