Freestanding course, Master’s level
15 credits
Distance mixed hours 50%
30 August 2021 - 16 January 2022
Full tuition fee: 57000 SEK
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About the course

This course targets university students and professionals who would like to become aware of how they work with values in a design and development process. Through theoretical reflections on values and practical value centered design methods, students learn how to take responsibility for which values that they implement in their designs. They will build an understanding of how technologies support or undermine other people’s values, and gain a deep understanding of how values have impacts on society, such as social patterns, increased surveillance, negative environmental impact, as well as impact of more positive kinds.

By partaking in the teaching activities the students will develop a vocabulary for arguing for the importance of making conscious and responsible choices when developing technologies. They will be introduced to and apply approaches and tools for working with values in design in intentional and practical ways, in order to become responsible and caring designers of future technologies. The course also serves as an opportunity for professionals for further development in their field of expertise, and to establish new professional networks.

To be able to participate and benefit from the course, a bachelor's degree in design, computer science, engineering or equivalent is required. The course is web-based and part-time and will be taught in English.

Course content

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree in design, computer science, engineering or equivalent + the equivalent of English studies at the upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden, called English 6.


University credits completed 100%

Course literature

Course evaluation

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