Module title: Design Dialogues

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: IMD11112
Module leader: Emilia Sobolewska
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics
Prerequisites

N/A

2019/0, 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: Sharon Nairn
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module will be primarily delivered face-to-face, supported by student centred activities and resources in the VLE (LO4).

Workshops will be timetabled which will comprise lectures, tutorials and hands-on practicals where appropriate. (LOs 1-4).

A variety of online resources will be made available to match the diversity of learning styles, e.g. reading materials, links to web resources, discussions, and self-test quizzes (LO3).

Assessment (formative and summative)
The first coursework is designed to provide evidence of key practical and professional skills. This coursework will enable early intervention where appropriate. The students will receive formative feedback at a planned review point. (LOs 1, 2 , & 4)
The second coursework will assess project planning and the selection of appropriate techniques. (LO2, LO3)


Formative Assessment:
The formative assessment is delivered during workshops.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment (formative and summative)
The first coursework is designed to provide evidence of key practical and professional skills. This coursework will enable early intervention where appropriate. The students will receive formative feedback at a planned review point. (LOs 1, 2 , & 4)
The second coursework will assess project planning and the selection of appropriate techniques. (LO2, LO3)


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 100
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 52
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 40 1,2,3 8 HOURS= 40.00, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 60 1,2,3,4 HOURS= 60.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Design dialogues will cover the practical methods involved in gathering user requirements with respect to a wide range of interactive applications for work, the web and the home and designing to meet those requirements. The methods will include techniques such as interviews, observation, modelling of existing practice, participatory design techniques and user and expert based techniques for evaluating system usability.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

LO1: Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the nature and character of user requirements

LO2: Demonstrate a critical understanding of the range of methods of available to elicit and model
requirements.

LO3: Undertake user-centred usability evaluation in a theoretically informed manner

LO4: Understand and apply ethical standards in user centred design work.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - DAVID BENYON (2013) DESIGNING INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS, 3rd ed.
Core - INTERACTING WITH COMPUTERS
Core - ACM CHI CONFERENCES PROCEEDINGS OF THE ACM CHI CONFERENCES IN HUMAN FACTORS IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS - WWW.
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