The course gives an overview of interaction
design and its role in industrial design and product development.
The aim of the course is to give a basic insight into interaction
design through the highlighting of the possibilities for
cooperation between interaction designers and cognitive scientists.
The processes and work methods used in industrial design and
interaction design are introduced, and applied in a project that
runs throughout the course. The course aim is to give basic skills
and knowledge in interface construction from a design perspective.
Emphasis is placed on user perspectives, typography, layout and
general graphic design and also the visual expression of the
interface design. The ability to create, visualise, test and
evaluate various types of interfaces is practiced through the whole
course. Different methods for visualisation, manual as well as
computer aided, are applied in the project and a strong focus is
placed on communication of ideas and results orally, visually and
This course is part of the Cognitive Science
If study places are available, students with previous studies in
cognitive science, industrial design or interaction design
engineering can apply for the course. Your transcripts must show at
least 1 year of studies - 60 ECTS credits.
Application is done via antagning.se
(online application service in Swedish).
Anmälan via antagning.se »
This course is open for web registration.
To register for the course, log into the student webb; https://www.umu.se/en/student via
your Umu-id account. A manual for the registration can be found at
The requirement for registration is that you are admitted and
eligible to the current course. If the webregistration does not
work, please contact Umeå Institute of Design: firstname.lastname@example.org
The schedule is preliminary until course start. (Will be
published in spring 2022)
Press F5 when you have opened the schedule to get all updates.
Course responsible: Lars Johansson
Do you have questions about the course?
Please send an e-mail to enquiries@.umu.se