Design Studio Methods

2020/2021

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Disclaimer.
This is an English translation of the module. In case of discrepancy between the translation and the Danish version, the Danish version of the module is valid.

The course aims to provide the student with knowledge of concepts, methods and techniques for working with interaction design in a design studio (a physical space that is specially designed for the purpose). The student must i.a. learn to work with different forms of sketching in interaction design, with systematic critique of own and others' designs, and with communication of design ideas and concepts. The course is closely connected to the project module Design Studio 1, so that the student has the opportunity to apply concepts, methods and techniques in practice.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of concepts, methods and techniques for working with interaction design in a design study
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of design criticism and graphic portfolios as tools in an interaction design process
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of different sketching techniques, and the relationship between sketches and prototypes.
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of sketching techniques that in particular support the work with interactivity in design, e.g. wizard-of-oz, smoke-and-mirrors, and video envisionment.

Skills

  • be able to apply concepts, methods and techniques to work with interaction design in a design studio
  • be able to maintain and develop interaction designs and considerations through the use of sketching, e.g. in the form of a design diary
  • be able to prepare a graphic portfolio of selected works with interaction design.
  • be able to use techniques for sketching interactivity in design.
  • be able to describe and illustrate a complete interaction design concept through the use of posters, models and mock-ups.

Competences

  • be able to work with interaction design in a design studio context

Type of instruction

Course with lectures and workshops related to the project module Design Study 1.

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general teaching methods for the education, cf. section 17

Extent and expected workload

The student is expected to spend 27.5 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 137.5 hours.

Exam

Exams

Name of examDesign Studio Methods
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: Study Board for Computer Science via cs-sn@cs.aau.dk or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleDesignstudiemetoder
Module codeDSNIXDK102
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design