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Interaction Design & Product Design

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The graduate / the student:
* can explain design guidelines and contexts for interaction design and product design
* can develop concepts based on requirements and evaluate them
* can independently carry out an industrial design project and an interaction design project
* can use the necessary tools correctly

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

* Definition/delimitation of interaction design and product design
* Classification in the product development process
* Procedure, approaches/principles and tools for interaction design
* Procedure, approaches/principles and tools for product design
* Evaluation criteria and the evaluation of developed or existing concepts

recommended or required reading

Gerhard H., Lanz M., Prettenthaler M.; Design Basics: von der Idee zum Produkt; 2018
Follet J.; Designing for Emerging Technologies: UX for Genomics, Robotics, and the Internet of Things; 2014
Steane J.; The Principles and Processes of Interactive Design; London, 2018

assessment methods and criteria


language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, individual work with software, group work, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Eva Gassner, MSc Maria Kolitsch

year of study

1. study year

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable