Design for Extended Realities

3 credits

The courses is for professionals and part of the programme MAISTR ( where participants can study the entire programme or individual courses. The course is part of the course track human-centered design and is held online in English.

The course consists of three parts that introduce and explore the design of extended realities along different axes: a framing perspective, illustrating what XR is, how it has evolved, and how designing XR differs from traditional digital design practices; a methodological perspective, detailing those XR-specific theory and methods that address XR design issues; and a practical perspective, exploring best practices and concrete design activities through direct application of these to a case.
Each part consists of lectures, readings, supervision, and an assignment centered on the specific topics discussed in the part of the course.
Assignments are carried out by students individually and will be peer-reviewed first and then discussed with the teachers and the class using a design critique approach.

Autumn 2024 (Distance (Internet), Varied, 17%)


Advanced level

Application code:


Entry requirements:

Degree of Bachelor or Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering. The degree must be equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen or Swedish högskoleingenjörsexamen and must have been awarded from an internationally recognised university. English 6. Exemption of the requirement in Swedish is granted.

Selection rules:

Credits: 100%

Start week:

week: 45

Number of gatherings:


Instructional time:

Various times

Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.

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