Through the module, students will acquire knowledge, skills and competences in relation to the areas of user analysis and pilot studies with particular emphasis on user analysis and pilot studies in relation to the development of ICT for supporting work, knowledge and learning processes.
The module will introduce students to user analysis, user-system interaction and pilot studies within the fields of ICT innovation, design and development, which are areas of core competence within the field of informatics. This includes acquisition and application of knowledge on digital practice, organisational culture, digital culture and cognitive, conative and emotive aspects of the undertaking of user analyses and pilot studies with a view to qualifying operational processes and organisational change.
The module comprises teaching within the following areas:
user practice, user analysis and pilot studies – theory of science and theory
data collection and analysis methods
user practice, user analysis and pilot studies in specific domains
Academic supervision will be offered in connection with the problem oriented project work.
In this module students will acquire knowledge of:
theory and methods as regards the understanding of human practice and more specifically user practice in relation to technology use at the highest international level
digital culture and practice, cultural and social phenomena related to ICT use
cognitive, conative and emotive aspects of ICT use
the structuring of user analyses and pilot studies directed towards various domains and processes within work life, learning and knowledge sharing.
In this module students will acquire skills in:
assessing strategies and methods for user analyses and pilot studies on the basis of the needs of the study and knowledge of the disciplinary theories and methods.
choosing suitable strategies and methods for user analyses and pilot studies directed towards various domains
data collection and analysis as regards user analysis and pilot studies
communicating user analyses and pilot studies to peers and others.
In this module students will acquire competences in:
taking an analytical, reflective and critical approach to the preconditions for user analyses and pilot studies
taking an analytical, reflective and critical approach to user analyses and pilot studies
engaging in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration on user analyses and pilot studies, with a professional approach
identifying own learning needs and structuring own learning in relation to the subject area of user analysis for pilot studies.
|Name of exam||User Practice, User Analysis and Pilot Studies|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a projectThe examination is a conversation between the student(s) and the examiner and external examiner based on a project report produced individually or in a group. The project report/written work will be considered the shared responsibility of the group. Students will be examined and assessed on the basis of the entire project report, and one combined grade will be awarded each student for the project report and the oral performance.
Literature foundation: Minimum 1000 standard pages supervisor approved, self-selected literature related to the project.
The project report: the total number of pages must be no less than 15 pages and no more than 20 pages per student in a project group, and 30 pages if written individually.
Duration of examination: 20 minutes per student and 10 minutes per group for assessment and announcement of result, although no longer than a total of two hours. 30 minutes in total for individual examinations.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||External examination|
|Criteria of assessment||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 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.
Any re-examinations will be held on the basis of a revised project report.
|Danish title||User Practice, User Analysis and Pilot Studies|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Communication and Digital Media|
|Department||Department of Communication and Psychology|
|Faculty||The Faculty of Humanities|