Development and Design of ICT


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

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.


Learning objectives


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 examDevelopment and Design of ICT
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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: 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.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleDevelopment and Design of ICT
Module codeKAINFOS185
Module typeProject
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