Core Module Information
Module title: Divergent Interaction

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

Module code: IMD11114
Module leader: Tanis Grandison
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics


Description of module content:

This module explores the use of divergent thinking approaches to the design development cycle.
You will explore user experience theories and methods with case studies to support the development of design prototypes. By the end of this module, you will have learned to use
both physical and digital prototyping to create playful artefacts using the concepts introduced in the lectures and practical sessions.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of the module, students will be able to:
LO 1. Analyse the importance of play to the development of the individual.
LO 2. Examine the impact of playful activities at a societal level with respect to language, art and interactive media.
LO 3. Critically review the contribution of evolutionary psychology to our understanding of emotion and art
LO 4. Examine our shifting relationship with interactive technology from the purely instrumental to the ludic.
LO 5. Produce interactive, playful applications using digital and physical prototyping

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Tanis Grandison
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 10
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 160
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 70 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 12 HOURS= 30.00, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 30 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 13 HOURS= 20.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
IMD11114 Divergent Interaction