Module title: Experiencing the Digital City

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: IMD07108
Module leader: Louise Douglas
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics
Prerequisites

Higher Art or Design or equivalent e.g. HNC in a Creative Subject


Description of module content:

This module will cover the theory, design and creation of digital media, with the intention to capture and demonstrate the experience of the City: ideas of space, temporality, and cultural identity in relation to the City of Edinburgh. Students will be invited to discuss semiotics, media images and visual culture of the City, and will learn basic skills in a range of digital capture and web development tools that will allow them to present their own image of the City of Edinburgh. An important part of the module will be group work – the students will collaborate in the construction of personally meaningful digital artefacts using current technological tools.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Demonstrate a knowledge and appreciation of the City and the University.

LO2: Demonstrate the ability to work as a member of team

LO3: Select and use a range of digital tools and design techniques

LO4: Select and use presentation tools and media in an effective manner

LO5: Develop a critical awareness of your own work and that of others

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - AVRAHAM, E CITIES (2000) : ELSEVIER Vol. 17, 2000
Core - GUSTAFSON P JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (2001) : JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY Vol. 21, 5th ed.
Core - LEFEBVRE, H (1991) THE PRODUCTION OF SPACE: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0631181776
Core - LYNCH, K THE IMAGE OF THE CITY: CAMBRIDGE MA, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0262620014
Core - MACLEOD, G., RACO, M., WARD, K URBAN STUDIES (2003) : CARFAX PUBLISHING Vol. 40, 2003rd ed.
Core - WARDRIP-FRUIN N., MONTFORT N. (2003) THE NEW MEDIA READER: THE MIT PRESS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0262232278
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