Experience Design in Media Arts Cultures: From Concept To Production

2018/2019

Modulets indhold, forløb og pædagogik

During the project module the students will work with the development of experience design concepts (and prototypes) in media arts cultures, which will be focused on the 1 semester's identification of problems and relevant areas of attention within the field of media arts cultures - aesthetically, politically, socially, institutionally.

The module will enable the student to develop a theoretical and critical discourse analysing experience design processes, and use design-based methodologies to address problems within the field of media arts cultures. During the semester, the students will be analyzing different examples of experience designs (or designs aimed for public use and consumption) and their contexts to develop a critical perception skills and engage in critical discourses; furthermore, students will be asked to engage in constructing their own experience design processes, whereby the acquisition of imaginative and visionary competencies are in focus.

Courses and teaching activities may be offered within in the following areas:

  • Course 1 – Media Art in (Design) Contexts.
  • Course 2 – Methodologies of Experience Design in Media Arts Cultures.
  • Course 3 - Evaluation methods of Design Processes.
  • Course 4 - Management and Business Models in Experience Culture.
  • Course 5 – Experience Culture and Economy.

2nd semester project module "Experience Design in Media Arts Cultures" will prepare the student for 3rd semester’s theme of media creation and 4th semester’s master's thesis. The student must be able to reflect on the content of the module relative to the methodologies and theories of the field. Professional guidance in problem-based learning will be offered in connection with the courses offered to support the project module.

Læringsmål

Viden

 Global Objectives

In this module students will acquire knowledge

  • Advanced knowledge of the historical, institutional and societal contexts of media art and media culture, and of research practices in this field.
  • Advanced knowledge of the technology- and experience-based design contexts of media art and media cultures.
  • Knowledge of practice-based methodologies and their application in design contexts.
  • Knowledge of key economical, organisational and management issues.

Local objectives

In this module students will acquire knowledge

  • Theories and practices of experience design technologies
  • Principles and methods of collaborative and complex design processes
  • Theories of experience economy in media art cultures
  • Methods of testing and evaluating experience design processes
  • Scientific methods and theories of the field of experience design.

Færdigheder

Global Objectives

In this module students will acquire skills in

  • Advanced knowledge of the historical, institutional and societal contexts of media art and media culture, and of research practices in this field.
  • Advanced knowledge of the technology- and experience-based design contexts of media art and media cultures.
  • Knowledge of practice-based methodologies and their application in design contexts.
  • Knowledge of key economical, organisational and management issues.

Local objectives 

In this module students will acquire skills in

  • Advanced ability to operationalize research methods and in-depth reflection and the ability to use both in research as well as in professional dissemination practices in the field of media culture and media art.
  • Ability to develop innovative strategies and their practical application in research and other activities.

Kompetencer

Global Objectives

In this module students will acquire competencies

  • Knowledge necessary to develop a strategy for dissemination and promotion of the cultural sector
  • Advanced competencies related to development and implementation of media art projects.
  • Competence in identifying and address globally important problems in the field of media art and media culture.

Local Objectives

In this module students will acquire competencies

  • To use knowledge about media art cultures to produce experience design for media art contexts based on systematic -analytical and creative synthesizing processes.
  • To evaluate the theoretical and practical problems in the production process, and to select and justify appropriate design and development methods.
  • Reflect on the content of the module using the theory and practices of media art cultures and scientific methodology.
  • To identify own learning needs and structure own learning in relation to the subject area of Experience Design in Media Art Cultures.
  • To lead, manage and facilitate collaborative and complex experience design processes

Eksamen

Prøver

Prøvens navnExperience Design in Media Arts Cultures: From Concept To Production
Prøveform
Mundtlig pba. projekt
The 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: 2000 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.
ECTS20
Tilladte hjælpemidler
Alle skriftlige og alle elektroniske hjælpemidler
Bedømmelsesform7-trins-skala
CensurEkstern prøve
VurderingskriterierAt oral group examinations, the examination must be conducted in such a way that individual
assessment of each individual student’s performance is ensured.

The project report and the conversation must demonstrate that the student fulfils the objectives of 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.

In case of re-examination - it will be held on the basis of the revised project report or revised parts of it specified by the examiner.

Fakta om modulet

Engelsk titelExperience Design in Media Arts Cultures: From Concept To Production
ModulkodeKAMAC20155
ModultypeProjekt
Varighed1 semester
SemesterForår
This module is offered only as a part of the ERASMUS MUNDUS Master of Excellence: Media Arts Cultures
2nd semester
ECTS20
UndervisningssprogEngelsk
UndervisningsstedCampus Aalborg
Modulansvarlig

Organisation

StudienævnStudienævnet for Kommunikation og Digitale Medier
FakultetDet Humanistiske Fakultet