ACIT4920 Universal Design of Interactive Systems Emneplan

Engelsk emnenavn
Universal Design of Interactive Systems
Master's Degree Programme in Applied Computer and Information Technology
10 stp.


This course covers problems, terminologies and methods in Universal Design of ICT.


No formal requirements over and above the admission requirements.


A student who has completed this course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


On successful completion of this course the student

  • has specialized knowledge in different technologies and techniques relevant to universal design
  • has advanced knowledge of forums and channels in which research results within universal design are published


On successful completion of this course the student

  • can communicate ideas through concept sketches
  • can design cost-effective prototypes
  • can involve and communicate with users in the design process
  • can evaluate the prototypes using various forms of user testing with diverse users
  • can produce user manuals and product descriptions

General competence

On successful completion of this course the student

  • can communicate scientific problems, analysis and conclusions in universal design of ICT to both specialists and the general public
  • has practical experience with diverse user groups with a variety of needs for universal design

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

This course is organized as a series of seminars where students present core concepts and topics in the literature. Guest lectures will be organized on chosen topics. Students work in groups under supervision.

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter

  • Individual student presents two topics (20 minutes per presentation including Q&A) in class.

Vurdering og eksamen

  • Project examination in groups. The examination consists of one project report (4000-5000 words). This part of the examination counts 60% of the final grade
  • Individual oral examination (20 minutes for each candidate). The oral examination counts 40% of the final grade

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

Each group may consist of up to three candidates. The oral 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 applying 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

For the oral exam, students will not have access to computers or other aids.


For the final assessment a grading scale from A to E is used, where A denotes the highest and E the lowest pass grade, and F denotes a fail.


Two internal examiners. External examiner is used periodically.


Professor Weiqin Chen