Design of Information Architecture

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module will introduce students to design of ICT and IA directed towards organisational practice or another professional practice. The module comprises teaching within the following areas: system design with particular emphasis on interaction design, user-driven system development and system development methods in theory and practice, and formal models for preparing and communicating design solutions (for example blueprints, UML etc.).

Learning objectives

Knowledge

In the module the students will acquire knowledge of:

  • Theory and methods of system development

  • User-driven techniques and tools

  • formalisation and categorisation as regards formal models for the preparation, visualisation and communication of design solutions.

Skills

In the module the students will acquire skills in:

  • assessing strategies and methods for system development and system design on the basis of user needs and/or costumer needs and knowledge of the disciplinary theories and methods.

  • choosing suitable strategies and methods for system development and system design directed towards various domains

  • data collection and analysis as regards system development and system design

  • applying formal models for the preparation and communication of system development and system design

  • communicating system development and system design to peers and others.

Competences

In the module the students will acquire competences in:

  • taking an analytical, reflective and critical approach to the preconditions for system development and system design

  • taking an analytical, reflective and critical approach to system development and system design

  • engaging in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration on system development and system design, with a professional approach

  • identifying own learning needs and structuring own learning in relation to the subject area of system development and system design.

Exam

Exams

Name of examDesign of information architecture.
Type of exam
Written exam
The test takes the form of a set take-home assignment to be handed in after 3 days. On the basis of the module, students will respond to one or a number of questions and assignments within the subject area of the module. The assignment paper must demonstrate that the student fulfils the objectives for the module stated above. The assignment paper must not exceed ten pages, and it must be prepared individually.
ECTS5
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentIn the evaluation of the examination performance, the grade 12 will only be awarded for an excellent performance displaying a high level of command of all aspects of the relevant material, with no or only a few minor weaknesses.

Facts about the module

Danish titleDesign af informationsarkitektur
Module codeKAINFOAR172
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Communication and Digital Media
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities
SchoolSchool of Music, Music Therapy, Psychology, Art, Communication and Technology