norsk norsk&engelsk / norwegian&english

Course Description IMT2072 - Ergonomics in Digital Media (2005/2006)

ECTS Credits10

The aim of the course is to establish awareness and knowledge of human factors relevant to the design of graphical user interfaces. The course also focuses on methods for practical usability engineering, and aims at making the students able to initiate usability activities in the context of project management and system development.


Human-centered technology
Usability principles
Human memory and information processing
Knowledge in the head, in the body, in the interface, in the world
Metaphors and idioms
Information structure and navigation
Standards and guidelines in usability engineering
The life cycle of usability engineering
Participatory design
Scenario techniques
Rapid prototyping
Formative-iterative usability testing
Heuristic evaluation and expert evaluation

Study MethodsLectures, Group Works
Essay writing
AssessmentWritten Exam, 4 hours
Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
Course RequirementsTwo essays must be approved.