Core Module Information
Module title: Sketching in Hardware & Software

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: DES11106
Module leader: Kirstie Jamieson
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography
Prerequisites

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

Description of module content:

You will critically engage with sketching and prototyping for electronics and hardware with an introduction to microcontroller-based prototyping platform (e.g. arduino). You will work with electronics components: LED, resistor, potentiometer, switches, LDR, using breadboards, wiring, testing, debugging. Exploring the context and precedents from working practitioners, you will upload simple example programs onto target system.

You will also engage with programming/sketching in software with an overview of design concepts: execution, code vs data, variables, programming language, edit-compile-execute-test cycle. You will build graphics programmes using suitable environment (e.g. Scratch or Design By Numbers, then Processing), and respond to syntax errors, run-time errors, debugging.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Plan and produce basic circuits on a breadboard.
LO2: Critically appraise the capabilities and limitations of microcontrollers in a design application
LO3: Rationalise the principles of electronics in prototyping simple devices
LO4: Plan, produce and test simple graphics programs.
LO5: Appraise and apply principles of programming for interaction design.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kirstie Jamieson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Yes

Formative Assessment:
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Summative Assessment:
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Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Face To Face Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 50 1,2,3,4,5 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Practical 50 1,2,3,4,5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MA Interaction Design
Sketching in Hardware and Software