English translation of course syllabus

Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

User experience and user research I, 7.5 credits

(Användarupplevelser och användarforskning I, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Course code 1181ME
Subject area Media Production
Main field of study Media Technology
Progressive specialisation A1N (Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Academic school School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Disciplary domain Technology 100%
Specific to the programme Användarupplevelse och Design av Interaktiva Medier
Grading scale AF
Education cycle Second-cycle (Master)
Language of instruction English
Valid from Autumn semester 2019


This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for the Faculty Board for Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies at Södertörn University on 2019-04-10 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

Entry requirements

The equivalent of English B and Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Media Technology or the equivalent.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:

  • Reflect on and apply theories about user experience
  • Describe and apply quantitative methods for studying user experience
  • Analysera quantitative user experience data
  • Critically evaluate quantitative user and user experience research
  • Identify and reflect on ethical issues in user experience research

Course content, modules and examinations

This course covers user experience theories and methods, as well as related ethical issues, in order to create an overview of the research area. The course has a particular focus on quantitative methods and analyses relevant for user research.

1001, User experience and user research I, 7.5 credits

(Användarupplevelser och användarforskning I, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Grades permitted: AF

Course design

The course consists of lectures, seminars, written and oral assignments.

Examination format

1001, User experience and user research I, 7.5 credits

  • Written assignments, individually and in groups
  • Individual oral presentations

Absence from group exercises can be compensated for through individual written assignments in accordance with instructions from the examiner.

The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

If a student has a certificate from Södertörn University for compensatory support, the examiner has the right to decide on an adapted examination or alternative form of examination in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.