Core Module Information
Module title: Practical Interaction Design

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

Module code: IMD08101
Module leader: Tanis Grandison
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics


Description of module content:

Interaction design will cover the theory and methods including “designerly” design; a development lifecycle with specific application to the creation of highly usable and accessible web, mobile, and handheld applications for work and play.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Demonstrate a critical appreciation of good design

LO2: Demonstrate a critical understanding of interaction design

LO3: Design, develop and evaluate interactive artefacts using a prototyping environment

LO4: Demonstrate a critical understanding of user experience

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

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module will be primarily delivered face-to-face, supported by student centred activities and resources on the VLE (all LOs).
Twelve 1 hour lectures will be timetabled.
Twelve 1 hour seminars.
Six 2 hour classroom workshops.
Six 2 hour practicals.
A variety of online resource will be made available to match the diversity of learning styles, e.g. reading materials, links to web resources, discussions, and self-test quizzes.

Formative Assessment:
The coursework is designed to provide evidence of key practical and professional skills and enable early intervention where appropriate. The students will receive formative feedback during the classroom sessions.

Summative Assessment:
The first involves creating a prototype application or system using Figma. (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4).
The second assessment is a reflective essay on the theory and practice of interaction design (LO1, LO2 and LO4).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Face To Face Lecture 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 70 1,2,3,4 13 HOURS= 36.00, WORDS= 0
Essay 30 1,2,4 HOURS= 24.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
IMD08101 Practical Interaction Design