Module title: Experiential Design

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: IMD09108
Module leader: Michael Smyth
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics
Prerequisites

N/A

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michael Smyth
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Blended format using lectures, tutorials and practical instruction supplemented with Moodle resources detailing directed and reflective study. Lectures will be two hours in length and will cover theory with extensive examples of current practice.

The tutorial sessions will provide an opportunity to experience design challenges and allow students to experience design in a wide variety of areas. Some of this time will also be set aside for monitoring progress on the coursework.

The remaining time will be devoted to directed study, where a comprehensive list of references will be supplied in order to illustrate advanced practice, these will incorporate videos, books, papers and websites, which will be updated regularly.


Formative Assessment:
The coursework will involve developing a portfolio of three items to demonstrate that they have met the learning outcomes of the module. There will be a degree of free choice in the items but the items will be related to the lectures and/or tutorials. This will allow students to explore in depth areas of interest. There will be feedback sessions in which students will be able to get one-to-one feedback on their work in progress so they are given guidance on their submission.

Summative Assessment:
n/a

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 80 1,2,3 14 HOURS= 80, WORDS= 0
Report 20 1-3 6 HOURS= 20, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

An analysis of graphic design techniques will form the basis for an investigation of 2D interaction. In particular, how information is structured to convey relationships, priority and emotion. Development of a framework with which to consider emotive and aesthetic attributes of an interactive system. To complement this approach 3D design will be studied from the perspective of how we interact with the physical world. In particular, the relationship of design and how it is experienced with and through the body and the consequent comprehension of buildings, landscapes and spaces. Throughout the module these approaches will be referenced to the design of interactive technologies.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module, students will be able to
LO1: Appraise the design of interactive technologies in terms of their desirability and their fitness for everyday life and culture
LO2: Identify and critically appraise engagement with designed artefacts and formulate how such engagement might be transferred to the design of interactive technologies.
LO3: Discuss the role of the body in design interaction and the synthesis between 3D tangible space and 2D image

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - MULLET,K. SANO D (1995) DESIGNING VISUAL INTERFACES: PRENTICE HALL, 1st ed.
Core - MCCLOUD, S. (1993) UNDERSTANDING COMICS – THE INVISIBLE ART: A KITCHEN SINK BOOK FOR HARPER PERENNIAL, 1st ed.
Core - CRANZ, G. (1998) THE CHAIR – RETHINKING CULTURE, BODY AND DESIGN: W. W. NORTON & COMPANY, NY AND LONDON, 1st ed.
Core - BORDEN, I. (2001) SKATEBOARDING, SPACE AND THE CITY – ARCHITECTURE AND THE BODY: BERG, OXFORD AND NEW YORK, 1st ed.
Core - PALUMBO, M.L. (2000) NEW WOMBS: ELECTRONIC BODIES AND ARCHITECTURAL DISORDERS: BIRKHAUSER VERLAG AG, 1st ed.
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