Design tools


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module offers an introduction to specific design tools that support and documents the design and development of information architecture. The module consists of a combination of lectures and handson exercises to introduce the students to specific tools and methods for supporting and documenting information architecture.

Learning objectives


In the module the students will acquire knowledge of:

  • Tools for designing and developing information architecture


In the module the students will acquire skills in:

  • Selecting relevant tools for supporting and documenting the design of information architecture
  • Applying specific design tools in practice for designing and documentation of information architecture


In the module the students will acquire competences in:

  • Reflecting on own practice and documentation hereof
  • Identifying own learning needs and structuring own learning when adopting new design tools



Name of examDesign tools
Type of exam
Written exam
The test takes the form of a set take-home assignment to be handed in after 3 days. In the test, the student completes a designated task within the tools presented in the course. The assignment paper must demonstrate that the student fulfills the objectives stated for the module.
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 tools
Module codeKAINFOAR187
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
8. semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Communication and Digital Media
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities