ACIT4920 Universal Design of Interactive Systems Emneplan

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


This course covers problems, terminologies and methods in  the 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 and digital accessibility
  • advanced knowledge of forums and channels in which research results within universal design and digital accessibility are published.


On successful completion of this course the student can:

  • design accessible prototypes of interactive systems
  • evaluate interactive systems using various methods and produce evaluation report
  • use and reflect on technologies and methods related to designing and evaluating accessible interactive systems.

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 techniques and methods for ensuring universal design of interactive systems.

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

This course is organized as a series of seminars where core concepts and topics in universal design of interactive systems are covered. Guest lectures will be organized on chosen topics. Students work individually or in groups on different tasks related to the concepts and topics.

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter

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

  • Student presentations (individual or in groups) on two topics (20 minutes per presentation including Q&A) in class.

Vurdering og eksamen

  • Project examination in groups (2-3 students) . 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.

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 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.

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