Core Module Information
Module title: Experiencing the Digital City

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

Module code: IMD07108
Module leader: Rachel Salzano
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics

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 students in the City of Edinburgh. Topics include ideas of space, temporality, and cultural identity in relation to the City of Edinburgh. You will be invited to discuss semiotics, media images and visual culture of the City. You will learn basic skills in a range of digital capture and web development tools that will allow you to present your own image of the City of Edinburgh. An important part of the module will be group work – you will collaborate with other students to construct personally meaningful digital artefacts using current technological tools.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Identify and communicate facets of the City of Edinburgh that reflect the experience of living in the City.

LO2: Select appropriate digital tools and design techniques for a task.

LO3: Use digital tools and design techniques.

LO4. Communicate ideas effectively in a formal presentation.

LO5: Work as a member of team.

LO6: Develop a critical awareness of your own work and that of others.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Rachel Salzano
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 60
Independent Learning 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
Project - Written 50 1,2,3 8 HOURS= 50.00
Oral Presentation 50 3,4,5,6 13 HOURS= 30.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Experiencing the Digital City