ACIT4930 Interaction Styles and Technologies for Accessibility Emneplan

Engelsk emnenavn
Interaction Styles and Technologies for Accessibility
Master's Programme in Applied Computer and Information Technology
10 stp.


This course covers the state of the art of technology and methods in the research within human-computer interaction and available computer systems.


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 advanced knowledge of multimodal user interfaces
  • has advanced knowledge of input and output technologies
  • can analyse problems and issues in interactions related to context, such as accessibility in public spaces, mobility problems, and the user's affective state
  • can use knowledge of interaction technology to address new problems in universal design of ICT


On successful completion of this course the student

  • can independently use appropriate methods of user centred interaction design and evaluation; both heuristic and automatic, in an independent manner
  • can analyse and critically deal with the results from relevant research literature, apply these to structure and formulate scientific arguments, and assess the suitability of published results on new problems and issues
  • can carry out independent, limited research or development projects under supervision and in accordance with applicable ethical standards
  • can present scientific work orally
  • can debate and conduct scientific discussions

General competence

On successful completion of this course the student

  • can apply knowledge and skills in interaction technology on new problems and issues for carrying out advanced facilitation tasks and projects
  • can communicate scientific problems, analysis and conclusions in the field to both specialists and the general public
  • can contribute to original thinking and innovation processes

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

This course is organized as a series of seminars where students present and discuss with opponents research articles that covers core concepts and topics in the literature. Students work in groups on projects under supervision.

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter

  • Two individual oral presentations of research articles (45 min per presentation including questions).
  • Being opponent against two student presentations.

Vurdering og eksamen

  • One written grop project report (2000-3000 words) in group of 1-2 students. This part of the examination counts 35 % of the final grade.

  • One written group project report (4000-5000 words) in group of minimum 4 students. This part of the examination counts 35 % of the final grade.

  • Individual oral examination (20 minutes for each candidate). The oral examination counts 30% of the final grade.

All 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 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.


Associate Professor Aleksandra Krolak