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Tangible interaction

Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
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Full education cost: 17 875 SEK
First payment: 17 875 SEK

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How is computational technology shaping our present and future society, and our way of life?

In this course you will put the skills and knowledge acquired in the prototyping course into an applied context. Tangible interaction deals with computational technology and services, as they are part of our everyday lives.
Lectures present you with theory and development of tangible interaction drawn from research and commercial practice. Technologies such as sensors, actuators and smart materials are presented from a perspective of human interaction and use.
You will receive knowledge in tangible interaction design and physical computing, develop critical thinking skills concerning tangible interaction techniques, strategies, and design processes.
You will learn how computational technology can be used as a material for design of interactive systems and get an understanding of how human cognition and motor skills can guide the design of tangible user interfaces.

Prerequisites and selection


To be eligible for the course the student must have a Bachelor's degree of 180 credits. Special requirements are the course TIA108 Prototyping in Interaction Design 7.5 credits and a course in Human-Computer Interaction (TIG095) 7.5 credits or the equivalent. Having basic programming skills is not required, but strongly recommended. To be eligible for this course as a programme student in the Computer Science Bachelor´s Programme, N1COS, the student must have passed at least 90 credits in programme courses and the addditional courses TIG095 Human Computer Interaction 7.5 credits and TIA108 Prototyping in Interaction Design 7.5 credits.


Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.