ACIT4045 Projects in Human Computer Interaction Emneplan

Engelsk emnenavn
Projects in Human Computer Interaction
Master's Programme in Applied Computer and Information Technology
10 stp.


In this course, the students will complete a human computer interaction project as a group of two to four students. The projects can be self-proposed by the students, or offered by faculty members within OsloMet, a private company, public organization and non-profit organization.  

Anbefalte forkunnskaper



No formal requirements over and above the admission requirements.


After completion of this course, the student has the following learning outcomes, defined as knowledge, skills, and general knowledge: 


The student has: 

  • in-depth understanding of the synthesis of user needs, user interface design, and users’ interaction with technologies. 

  • advanced knowledge within areas in designing, developing and evaluating user interfaces.   

  • in-depth knowledge about conducting a human-computer interaction project.  

  • understanding of the importance of different roles in a human-computer interaction project. 


The student can:  

  • apply human-computer interaction approaches and methods, and design principles in a project. 

  • conduct a project referring to human-computer interaction life cycle model.  

  • execute a human-computer interaction project systematically, from identifying user requirements, designing, and developing user interface to evaluations with users. 

  • work in a human-computer interaction project with group members from diverse disciplines. 

General competence 

The student can: 

  • identify issues related to user interfaces and propose relevant solutions.  

  • reflect on the importance of incorporating universal design, accessibility, and usability in human-computer interaction projects. 

  • reflect and discuss on the use of different approaches and methods in human-computer interaction projects.  

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Lectures/tutorials and supervision sessions. The students work in a group of two to four in a human-computer interaction project. 

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter

The following required coursework must be approved before the student can take the exam: 

An individual peer review report. This report will document feedback from the student directed to each of the other group members, reflecting the submitter’s insights about the others’ contribution to the project and constructive comments. 

Vurdering og eksamen

Exam in two parts: 

  • Group project report (two to four members in a group, 4000-5000 words) plus a copy of the individual reflection report. The individual reflection will provide the examiners of the final report with insights into how each student contributed and viewed others’ contributions to the group work. This part counts 60% of the final grade. 

  • Group presentation for the project (20 minutes for each group presentation followed by a minimum of 10-minute question and answer). Students are graded individually. This part counts 40% of the final grade.  

Both parts must be passed in order to pass the course. 

The group presentation examination cannot be appealed. 

New/postponed exam: In case of failed exam or legal absence, the student may apply for a new or postponed exam. New or postponed exams are offered within a reasonable time span following the regular exam. The student is responsible for registering for a new/postponed exam within the time limits set by OsloMet. The Regulations for new or postponed examinations are available in Regulations relating to studies and examinations at OsloMet.

Hjelpemidler ved eksamen

All aids are permitted, provided the rules for plagiarism and source referencing are complied with.




Two internal examiners. External examiner is used periodically.