Design and Development of ICT


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module deals with theories and methods for design and development of ICT systems. It introduces key design approaches, processes and tools and incorporates functional, aesthetic, experiential and learning design principles. The focus is on the interaction between user and technology, as well as deployment including understanding and organisation of social practices, policies and cultures around ICT systems.

Academic supervision will be offered in connection with the problem-oriented project work. 

Learning objectives


The student must through the module gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • design approaches, processes and tools 

  • evaluation, implementation and deployment of ICT design 

  • interaction design and information architecture 

  • design for learning, experience and usability 


The student must through the module acquire skills in:

  • critically and constructively to evaluate and select methods for the design, development, implementation and deployment of ICT 

  • critically and constructively to design and evaluate information architecture and interaction for ICT systems

  • analysing and translating empirical data as a basis for decisions regarding design, implementation, evaluation and deployment 

  • be able to critically assess the role of their designs in society, organisations and in relation ot the individual 


The student must through the module acquire competences in:

  • assuming professional responsibility for planning and facilitating collaboration with users and customers, and to deal critically and constructively with the formulation of issues and solutions 

  • translating knowledge into practice, including planning and directing design, development and deployment processes 

  • critically communicate design specifications through specific models, prototypes or similar manifestations 

  • independently take responsibility for developing own structural and interpersonal problem- and project-based learning skills 

Type of instruction

Reference is made to §17.



Name of examDesign and Development of ICT
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
The examination is a conversation between the student(s) and the examiner and internal 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: The project report must be based on relevant qualified academic publications.

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.

The project report and the conversation must demonstrate that the student fulfils the objectives for the module stated above.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
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 og udvikling af IKT
Module codeKAIS202430
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
KA 2. semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Information Science (Information Studies)
Study BoardStudy Board of Communication and Digital Media
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities