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TDDC63 Interactive Form

Course information

In this course for the undergraduate programme in Graphic design and communication, the student shall acquire knowledge about and be able to use a dynamic and interactive design material for communicative puposes. This includes being versed with interactive aesthetics and interactive form, and the technology which interactive products are based on. The student will learn to

  • describe, compare and argue for basic form aspects of interactivity
  • choose, evaluate, and cricise interactive form for communicative purposes
  • give form to interactive communication based on the framework for interactivity comprised by the course


The sessions held by the teacher are resources for learning, and an opportunity to exchange ideas with both teachers and students. The only mandatory sessions are the exemination sessions (Presentation/Redovisning).

Lecture/Föreläsning: Introduce concepts and methods.

Teaching session/Lektion: Design work. A teacher will be available if anyone submits questions (to the responsible teacher) before 12:00 the day before.

Presentation/Redovisning: Focused critique sessions conducted in seminar form, where the design work is connected to the litterature.

Group work/Grupparbete: Provides application of concepts and methods.

Course Literature

The books (Tidwell, 2011; Johnson, 2010) can be bought online from e.g. adlibris or bokus. In addition, both books are also available as e-books via the LiU library.

  • Article:
    Arvola, M. (2010). Interaction Design Qualities: Theory and Practice. In Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI 2010). Reykjavik, Iceland, October 16 - 20, 2010. http://www.ida.liu.se/~matar/ixdqualities-nordichi2010.pdf (if you can read Swedish this short paper is replaced by the following outtake from a research project report)
  • Online resource:
    Lewis, C. & Reiman, J. (1993). Task-Centered User Interface Design: A Practical Introduction. http://hcibib.org/tcuid/ (Chapter 4 is course literature and the rest is reading on the side for the interested student)
  • Book:
    Johnson, J. (2014) Designing with the Mind in Mind - Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules, 2nd Edition. Morgan Kaufmann. ISBN: 978-0-124-07914-4.
  • Book:
    Tidwell, J. (2011). Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design, 2nd Edition. O'Reilly. ISBN: 978-1-449-37970-4.

Online Resources

Communication Between Teachers, Administrators, and Students

Up-to-date information about the course is always published on the course homepage. This course description is there, as well as schedule, and other material for and information about the course. Corrections and updates of the course information are also published there. The student is obligated to maintain awareness of news and updates on the course homepage. All submissions are made through Lisam. Students must always use the university email address for contact with the teacher, and the student must also maintain awareness of information from the teacher that is sent to that email address. Mail from other addresses run the risk of being deleted without being read.

Rules of Conduct

References to and usage of someone else's material shall be accounted for in a list of references in submitted course work. This applies to information from, for example, books and web sites, as well as personal communication. It applies to direct quotes, paraphrases and summaries and also code, scripts, templates, style sheets and images. Oversight to do so will lead to the grade Fail and will be reported for trial to the disciplinary committee of the university.

Personal Integrity

Make sure to have consent from people depicted in text or image in the course work, and make sure that these people are aware of the purpose and possible future usage of your work.

Copyright of Student Work

The student has copyright of produced material, but the university maintain the right to use material produced in the course for information, education, and research, if the copyright holder explicitly does not wish so. This means that some course work may be used in preparatory material for future student. Course work may also be used in contexts where the university is presented, as in exhibition for example.

Page responsible: Johan Blomkvist
Last updated: 2017-10-17