Topic outline

  • Welcome to Interaction Design (IxD)!

    Course Plan

    The Interaction Design (IxD) course takes place between 23.10- 28.11.2023. Sessions are scheduled Mondays (room Q202) and Tuesdays (room Q201, except 31.10 in Q202) between 9.15 and 12.00 in Väre.

    Teaching Sessions

    Each session of this course consists of lectures, flipped classroom discussions, and in-class exercises. In preparation for each session, everyone must read a book chapter. Pairs of students will take turns leading flipped classroom discussions by preparing questions and reflecting on a particular book chapter with the rest of the class. I will provide more info on how this will work during our first meeting on Monday 23.10. After each session, you will find lecture slides in the corresponding folder.

    The Book

    The book is Interaction Design by Sharp et al. (2019). Several copies of this book are available at the University library (look for earlier editions). Please note the order of authors and chapter numbers vary depending on the book's edition (e.g., Preece et al. 2015, Rogers et al. 2011; Sharp et al. 2007; Preece et al. 2002). I will include a couple IxD book chapters in PDF for convenience.

    • Sharp, H., Preece, J., & Rogers, Y. (2019). Interaction design: beyond human-computer interaction. John Wiley & Sons.


    For our first session on Monday 23.10, please read chapter 1 of the Interaction Design book by Sharp et al. (2019).

    Assessment Criteria

    If you meet all the course requirements (i.e., readings before class, take part in flipped classroom discussions, attend lectures, present observation project), you are expected to receive a grade 5. For every missed session your grade will be lowered by 1 point, until you reach the minimum attendance of 80%. Your final grade will further be determined by the following:

    • Observation project in groups (+/- 1 point): groups (and their members) will receive +/-1 point.
    • Individual active participation (+/- 1 point): asking questions and making comments during class, preparing and leading a flipped classroom discussion, showing up to every class on time and staying until the end of each session.


    Andrés Lucero.