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Module code:PSYCGI14(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Design Experience 1
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Rachel Benedyk
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Module prerequisites:Module is compulsory for students on MSc in HCI-E 
Module outline:This module is organised as an intensive mini-project over a two-week period. Students work in small groups and the emphasis is on experiential learning. Students build and test a full-size model of a workstation for a real system and can thus experience first-hand the difficulties of ergonomic design and the effectiveness and limitations of various techniques. Each group also presents a case for the cost-benefit of ergonomics in HCI systems development, in a role-play presentation. 
Module aims:The aim of this module is to provide the opportunity of extending, integrating and applying those concepts learnt in Ergonomics for Design to the design of the workstation for a real system. 
Module objectives:Knowledge and understanding of: Methods for eliciting and specifying ergonomic requirements; Techniques for developing and evaluating ergonomic designs; Use of ergonomic source data in design; Relation of ergonomic design process to HCI.
Intellectual (thinking skills) - able to: Evaluate a problem in the field and plan how to study it in the studio; Integrate PE knowledge to plan the necessary design process; Elicit appropriate ergonomic requirements; Select and apply ergonomic techniques to the design problem; Reason about the consequences of compromises in ergonomic design.
Practical skills: Build and test a 3D full-size model of a design; Enhance practical skills relating to ergonomic techniques; Source and learn further techniques as required.
Transferable skills: Communication of requirements; Presentation of designs; Group management; Project planning; Reflecting on design process; Practice under resource constraints. 
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Module assessment:Report (2,000 words) 80.00%.
Presentation 20.00%. 
Notes:Module Assessment - 20% of the mark will be credited during the mini-project for group presentations relating to the design and evaluation process, and business aspects. 80% of the mark will be credited through an individual piece of 2000 words reporting on the design process followed and the outcomes of the project. 
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Last updated:2015-03-09 13:41:24 by ucacrbe