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Interface Design (EN)

2018/2019
Danish title
Interface design (EN)
Study programme
Web Development
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor (top-up)
Semester
5. semester
Duration of the subject/module
12 Weeks
Ects
10
Programme elements
Compulsory
Language
English
Start time
Autumn
Spring
Location
Lygten 37, København NV
Subject number
9941152
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Christian Ole Kirschberg
Constantin Alexandru Gheorghiasa
  • Content and learning outcomes

    The purpose of this core area is to develop students' competencies to enter complex usage scenarios and independently take part in the design process concerning the design of complex user interfaces.

    Knowledge

    Upon completion of the course, students should have acquired knowledge about:
    ● common interface design development methods
    ● human-computer interaction
    ● communication theory.

    Skills

    Upon completion of the course, students should have acquired the skills to:
    ● create convenient user interfaces adapted to relevant target groups based on the theory and methods of the relevant subject area
    ● apply design methods pertaining to visual design, interaction design and information architecture when designing user interfaces, including prototyping
    ● work on the development of communications solutions across platforms and media.

    Competences

    Upon completion of the course, students should have acquired the competencies to:
    ● analyse choices of devices and effects in user interfaces and situate these choices in a context
    ● manage design processes based on analysis and planning
    ● take part in complex usage situations and independently manage
    ● the design process when designing complex user interfaces.

  • Type of instruction
    The teaching in the Web Development Programme is a dynamic, interactive process, where the main emphasis is on student participation. The teaching is based on relevant business practice, and links theory and practice. Issues are included from the different types of companies in the IT sector. The student takes responsibility for his or her own learning, and the teachers constructively contribute to the learning process.

    To ensure the optimal academic learning and personal development for each individual student, the Web Development Programme uses varied pedagogy with the main emphasis on dialogue, discussion and projects.

    The teaching is organised so that it is varied, among other things, through class teaching, guest lectures, company visits, project work in groups and individual work – often using interdisciplinary issues and always with an application-orientated basis. The different learning formats will, in addition to the academic content, also develop the student's ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.

    In general for all of these activities, the course of study always tries to set clear objectives for the learning activities.
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Formal requirements
    A project report and a product must be submitted.
    The project report, which constitutes the written part of the examination, must contain as a
    minimum:
    • Front page with title, given name and date of birth, class designation and date
    • Table of contents with page numbers
    • Introduction, incl. problem formulation
    • Main section
    • Conclusion
    • Bibliography (incl. all sources that the project references to)
    • Appendix (includes just the appendix that is central to the report)
    • All pages must be numbered

    The written project must contain anywhere between a minimum of 10 normal pages and a
    maximum of 30 normal pages.
    1 student - min. 10 - max. 15 pages
    2 students - min. 15 - max. 20 pages
    3 students - min. 20 - max. 25 pages
    4 students - min. 20 - max. 30 pages
    Front page, table of contents, bibliography and appendix are not included in the required total number of pages. Appendixes are not part of the assessment.
    A normal page is 2,400 characters incl. spaces and footnotes. Front page, table of contents,
    bibliography and appendix are not included in the count. Appendixes are not part of the
    assessment.
    Every single figure or diagram counts as 800 characters.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 1-4 max participants
    Exam languages
    English
    Duration
    Presentation - max 10 min.
    Examination- min. 15 min.
    Grading - 5 mi.n
    Total - 30 min.
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Examiners
    External censure
    Exam criteria
    The assessment criterion for the examination is the learning objectives for the compulsory course of study element.
    The learning objectives are stated in the joint curriculum.
    Deadline for submission
    The examination takes place at the end of each module. Further details about time and location and about submission of the project are available on the student intranet, Fronter.
68
hours of teaching
206
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Interface Design (EN) you will receive 68 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 90 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 25% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, group work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading your own notes, reading the curriculum, group work.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances