The module will introduce students to design of ICT directed towards organisational practice or another professional practice as an additional core activity in the practice field of informatics.
The module comprises teaching within the following areas:
system design with particular emphasis on information architecture and interaction design
user-driven system development and system development methods in theory and practice
formal models for preparing and communicating design solutions (for example blueprints, UML
information theory and understanding of information with a view to reflecting on the scientific theoretical basis of design work
Academic supervision will be offered in connection with the problem oriented project work.
In this module students will acquire knowledge of:
the theory of science, theory and methods of system development
user-driven techniques and tools
organisational change and organisational culture in relation to system development and system design pertaining to ICT
information architecture and usability
formalisation and categorisation as regards formal models for the preparation, visualisation and communication of design solutions.
In this module 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.
In this module 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.
|Name of exam||Development and Design of ICT|
|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 1250 standard pages supervisor approved, self-selected literature related to the project.
The project report: 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.
At oral group examinations, the examination must be conducted in such a way that individual assessment of each individual student’s performance is ensured.
Any re-examinations will be held on the basis of a revised project report.
All written and all electronic aids
|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 to students who give an excellent performance and demonstrate that they have fulfilled the above objectives exhaustively or with only few insignificant omissions.
|Danish title||Development and Design of ICT|
|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|