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Module code:PSYCGI12(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Design Experience 2
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Paul Marshall
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Module prerequisites:Module is compulsory for students on MSc in HCI-E. 
Module outline:This module is intended to integrate learning from the separate modules of the rest of the course. This will be done through a two-week long practical group mini-project followed by a presentation of the product design, and a period of essay writing. Staff will support the activities of students through a combination of monitoring, guidance and consultancy-like roles. The project is a practical design task, focussing on a specific user interface or human/machine system. Students are expected to draw on relevant theory and methods in order to develop a successful and effective design. The essay is in two parts, comprising a short overview of the human-centred design approach taken in the project and a reflective essay focussing on the student's growth in knowledge and experience through a discussion of how the taught modules and coursework have shaped their thought processes during the practical part of this module and through a critical reflection on their ability to function as a designer in the future. 
Module aims:The aims of the module are to get students to develop their HCI design skills and explicitly reflect on that development and to integrate studies throughout the rest of the course. 
Module objectives:Knowledge and understanding of: the user-centred design process from being given a brief to evaluating a prototype.
Intellectual (thinking skills) - able to: Justify the use of user-centred design processes and critically evaluating their contribution to the overall product.
Practical skills: Reflective practice in HCI. Applying UCD methods to a realistic design brief;
Transferable skills: Group work, presentation skills, critical self-evaluation.  
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Presentation: Technical Aspects of Designed Product 25.00%.
Reflective Essay (3000 words) 75.00%. 
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