XD6003 - IxD Final Project

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What will I learn on this module?

This module aims to prepare students for creating self-initiated briefs, to turn these into functional prototypes and to document its development and outcome in a professional manner.

How will I learn on this module?

You can expect to be taught through lectures, individual tutorial, group tutorial, and presentations. You will receive feedback in one to one tutorial sessions, and at interim and final presentations.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported through in-class tutorials with the tutors, as well as through individual meetings with the tutors.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
Show a thorough understanding of the IxD discipline and subject related issues through an applied knowledge of appropriate research methods and practices KU1
Demonstrate independently acquired knowledge and expertise in the use of specialist skills and technologies to create a design artefact or working prototype. KU4

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
Show evidence of experimental and/or innovative thinking in the resolution of an interaction design problem or issue. IP1
Demonstrate the ability to communicate up to a professional standard, in written, presentation and other appropriate forms. IP2
Exercise analytical and critical judgment in the investigation of relevant design issues. IP3

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity):
Demonstrate the ability to self-initiate work and autonomously plan, manage and execute tasks. PV4

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on the submission of the following portfolio elements:

1. A professionally produced design document encapsulating key research findings and iterative design developments leading to the creation of your final design artefact/prototype. This document should also include evidence of assessment, testing and personal reflection where appropriate. (KU01, IPSA02, PVA01)
2. The presentation and communication of design artefact/working prototype realised using appropriate design and development skills and use of technology.(KU02, IPSA01, PVA02)

You will receive formative feedback in one to one and/or group tutorial sessions, at interim and final presentations.
This module will be summatively assessed at the end of the module through portfolio submission.


Personal Project Realisation and Personal Project Research



Module abstract

This module provides an opportunity for you to address a design issue or theme of your own choice or initiation by research, developing and creating a design artefact or prototype. Our ambition for you and your work is to potentially enhance the existing discipline of interaction design and extend the boundaries of currently available interaction services, products or systems.

There are a number of approaches to fulfilling this ambition; these may include developing a novel interaction design, or redesigning and improving an existing interaction, or proposing a critical interaction design for debate.

To support this ambition, you will be expected to produce a design document that encapsulates the key research findings, iterative design development, testing and personal reflection that have led to the creation of your final design artefact/prototype.

The creation of the design artefact/prototype and supporting design document, underpin the central aims of this module to demonstrate the intellectual achievements, skills and creative techniques, appropriate to the holistic development of a designer.

Assessment will be by portfolio submission of a design document, the demonstration and presentation of a design artefact/working prototype, and supporting design material.

What will I learn on this module?

This module aims to prepare students for creating self-initiated briefs, to turn these into functional prototypes and to document its development and outcome in a professional manner.

Course info

UCAS Code W280

Credits 40

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Northumbria School of Design

Location Squires Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

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