Core Module Information
Module title: Information Design

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: DES08131
Module leader: Michael Wamposzyc
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module will introduce you to working with data sets and key concepts in visual representation. It will establish the importance of content driven design and the relevance of quantitative and qualitative information. You will research and create pictograms, infographics and context specific data visualisations.
You will be required to locate, access and critically engage with information, using current and emerging digital technologies and document your research and development of visual designs in a process book.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Identify and evaluate key issues and strategies involved in the concept, design development and testing of Information Design.
LO2: Demonstrate an awareness of the use of quantitative and qualitative data within Information Design.
LO3: Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of the relationship between subject content and its graphical representation.
LO4: Apply a selection of principal design theories, skills and practices in developing appropriate visual language for design solutions.
LO5: Present design solutions to diverse audiences.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michael Wamposzyc
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 48
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Information Design