Designing from Both Sides of the Screen


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The students must have passed the module: Creative Play – Applied Technology (Kreativ leg - teknologisk udformning)

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


To provide the student with practical experience defining a project within the area of IT, communication and new media, which includes use of object-oriented programming, to implement the project by working in groups and to document the solution in a project report. Students who complete the project module will be able to demonstrate foundational learning outcomes for advancing as a student.

Learning objectives


Students who complete the project module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Understanding of problem-based study and the Aalborg model of PO PBL
  • Knowledge about the history of media and its social-cultural context/application
  • Understanding of theory, method and practice within media oriented work
  • Knowledge about how to identify and describe a target group and the context for a media production (Application)
  • Must have understanding about how an object oriented programming language can be used to solve a specific problem
  • Must have knowledge about commonly occurring data structures, algorithms and abstract data types and implementation of such
  • Knowledge about the field of Science, Technology and Society (STS) in order to identify relevant contextual perspectives of a given technology
  • Knowledge about project management in a long-term problem based project (in this case from 2-3 months)
  • Knowledge of methodological consideration to describe the theoretical and empirical foundation of the project


Students who complete the project module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Ability to apply media oriented methods and tools for design and implementation of interactive media oriented projects
  • Ability to describe theory, methods and practices in media oriented projects regarding chosen technology, context and target group (analysis)
  • Must be able to discuss, argue analyze and synthesize theory, methods and practices in media oriented projects and especially related to the specific semester courses
  • Analyze individual as well as organizational learning processes by scientifically recognized concepts and methods (application)
  • Organize and manage a longer-term project considering group and supervisor collaboration
  • (application)
  • Structure and communicate the reflections and results of the problem based project work; orally, graphically and in writing (analysis)
  • Must be able to use an object-oriented programming language and associated class library to implement parts of programs and small programs in order to solve a specific problem
  • Must be able to plan and perform systematic test of the programme applied (application)
  • Must be able to discuss/assess the quality of the solution(s) of the project in a wider context (analysis)


Students who complete the project module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Must have competencies in using object oriented programming in solving programming tasks, especially programming tasks related to Medialogy, communication and IT/new media (application)
  • Must have competencies in documenting and discussing the wider market related implications of a real world project/application (application)
  • Take responsibility of one‟s own learning during a longer-termed project period and be able to generalize the gained experiences (synthesis)

Type of instruction

Academically supervised student-governed problem oriented project work.

Furthermore the Study Board for Media Technology wishes to note for implementation:

  1. Students have to prepare a written P1 process analysis
  2. Students will get support to identify relevant contextual perspectives by consultancy; a group meeting and commenting on papers and presentation at the status seminar
  3. Students will get support to transfer project management theory to the projects by a PBL-seminar and related to this comments on papers as well as presentations in order to secure action on a mid-term processanalysis
  4. A written comment to the group’s process analysis will be provided to support project-examination



Name of examDesigning from Both Sides of the Screen
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
In accordance with the current Framework Provisions and directions on examination from the
Study Board for Media Technology:

Individual oral examination with internal censor based on a written project report and a mediatechnological product plus an A/V production that illustrates and summarizes the project plus a written process analysis.

The assessment is performed in accordance with the 7-point grading scale.
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
See semester description
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleDesign fra begge sider af skærmen
Module codeMSNMEDB1102
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Media Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design