Interaction Design

SwB, course package, 60 credits

Interaction Design concerns the design of interaction between people and products in which information technology is a central component. This can, for instance, be the design of the complex interface between the driver and the network of computers controlling a modern car, the interface and gameplay of modern computer games, the next generation of mobile communication devices or the integration of computational technology into our everyday things, such as "intelligent clothes". As these technologies are everyware in our society interaction design becomes an increasingly important area in application and systems development, as well as in industrial and product design.

First semester: September 2015 - December 2015

CIU176 - Prototyping in interaction design, 7.5 cr
TDA497 - Interaction design methodology, 7.5 cr
TDA492 - Graphical interfaces, 7.5 cr
CIU180 - Tangible interaction, 7.5 cr

Second semester: January 2016 - June 2016
DAT157 - Designing user experiences, 7.5 cr
CIU186 - Information visualization, 7.5 cr
CIU246 - Tabletop computing, 7.5 cr
PPU225 - Understanding users and use, 7.5 cr

Entry requirements
Minimum 3½ years and preferably 4 years of studies in a BSc degree programme in Brazil. 
Major in: Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Textile Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Cognitive Science or Computational Linguistics.
Prerequisites: Programming and Human-computer interaction.

English requirements

The most common and important scores that are accepted for studies at Chalmers are

  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

The above tests and test scores are minimum requirements, no exemptions will be granted by Chalmers.
The Institutional TOEFL-test (ITP) score is not valid for academic purposes at Chalmers.

Application (for entry academic year 2015/16)
Credits: 60 cr
Duration: 10 months or 2 semesters
Start of first semester: Early September 2015
End of second semester: Early June 2016
Rate of study: 100% (full-time studies at Chalmers is
equivalent to 4 courses or 30 credits per semester)
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Location: Campus Linholmen (some courses at campus Johanneberg)
Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK
Application period:
10 February: Application period opens on
20February: Application deadline
25 February: Deadline for University Admissions to receive documents to complete the electronic admission application (transcript in Portuguese, official translation of transcript in English, copy of English test results)
18 March: Notification of selection results published on your personal profile on
Application instructions in detail (external link on 


Questions regarding application and admission: Chalmers’ Admissions,
Specific questions about course content: Olof Torgersson,
Other questions: Student Exchange


Published: Fri 23 Nov 2012. Modified: Mon 02 Mar 2015