Core Module Information
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, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics


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

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michael Smyth
Module Organiser:

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

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

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