Course offered as a part of a programme, Master’s level
7.5 hp
Malmö daytime 50%
29 March 2021 - 6 June 2021
Full tuition fee: 16000 SEK

About the course

The student develops practical experience by creating concrete prototypes to test feasibility and for the evaluation of solutions. In addition to traditional screen-based prototypes, prototyping technologies include physical prototypes and digital manufacturing.

Course content

In the course, digital, physical and service prototypes are designed and developed from a user perspective. The course covers advanced prototyping techniques that combine software, hardware and manufacturing technology that enable the rapid development of prototypes. The following prototyping techniques are included:

  • Prototyping on different screens (e.g. computer, mobile)
  • Prototyping for different senses (e.g. movements, voice, vision)
  • Microcomputers (e.g. Arduino, RaspberryPi)
  • Digital manufacturing (3D printing, laser cutting)
  • Physical prototyping (e.g. wood, plastics)

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

  1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent of at least 180 credits in the subject of computer science or related and relevant subjects. Examples of such subjects include informatics, computer and information science, information systems, interaction design, human-computer interaction and media technology.
  2. At least 15 credits in programming, system development or equivalent.
  3. Knowledge equivalent to English 6 at the Swedish upper secondary level
  4. At least a passing grade in the course Innovation and Entrepreneurship in a Digital Society

In addition to the above formal entry requirements, it is also assumed that the student has acquired knowledge from the course Designing and Evaluating Innovation.

Course literature

Course evaluation

The University provides students who are taking or have completed a course with the opportunity to share their experiences of and opinions about the course in the form of a course evaluation that is arranged by the University. The University compiles the course evaluations and notifies the results and any decisions regarding actions brought about by the course evaluations. The results shall be kept available for the students. (HF 1:14).