Design tools

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module offers an introduction to specific design tools that support and documents the design and development of information architecture. The module consists of a combination of lectures and handson exercises to introduce the students to specific tools and methods for supporting and documenting information architecture.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

In the module the students will acquire knowledge of:

  • Tools for designing and developing information architecture

Skills

In the module the students will acquire skills in:

  • Selecting relevant tools for supporting and documenting the design of information architecture
  • Applying specific design tools in practice for designing and documentation of information architecture

Competences

In the module the students will acquire competences in:

  • Reflecting on own practice and documentation hereof
  • Identifying own learning needs and structuring own learning in relation to applying

Exam

Exams

Name of examDesign tools
Type of exam
Written exam
The test takes the form of a set take-home assignment to be handed in after 3 days. In the test, the student completes a designated task within the tools presented in the course. The assignment paper must demonstrate that the student fulfills the objectives for the module stated above.
ECTS5
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.

The project report and the conversation must demonstrate that the student fulfils the objectives for the module stated above.

In the evaluation of the examination performance, the grade 12 will only be awarded to students who give an excellent performance and demonstrate that they have fulfilled the above objectives exhaustively or with only few insignificant omissions.

Facts about the module

Danish titleDesign tools
Module codeKAINFOAR187
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
8. semester
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