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

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

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:

Upon completion of this module you 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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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: Emilia Sobolewska
Module Organiser:

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

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 13 HOURS= 60.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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