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65 510 Urban practices

Studiepoeng: 
24
Full course name in English: 
Urban practices
Emnekode: 
65 510
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Høst
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Høst
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2021
Om emnet

NOTE: This course is taught in Tromsø and requires admission to Landscape architecture studies on master level.

Through the course, you will learn to differentiate between urban, landscape and territorial practices. These practices make it possible to add different perspectives to the spectrum of human activities which impact and form landscapes in the Arctic/subarctic region. These three perspectives overlap with each other and are thematised in the studio courses. This course’s start pointand research work are connected explicitly to urban practices. With a practical focus, it underscores how we actively form landscapes through different practices in interaction with the landscape's specific ecosystem. Urban practices are fundamentally linked to the city as a phenomenon but cannot be strictly limited to defined city structures or forms of development. In modern societies, where accessibility has, to a large extent, replaced density as a measure of proximity, traditional binaries such as city-country and centre-periphery will often be misleading in relation to the results of contemporary urbanisation processes. These urban practices can therefore unfold across densely populated regions and open landscapes. Not solely reserved for larger urban communities, which there are relatively few of in the Arctic/subarctic, they are equally connected to traditional towns and their transformation through contemporary urbanisation processes. Central to the course is an ecosystem-based understanding of theinteraction between urban practices and natural processes. This understanding is essential when dealing with the climatic challenges which are connected to (urban) life in the Arctic/subarctic.

Læringsutbytte

After passing the course,the student will have the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge

•Specific knowledge about the interaction between urban practices and ecosystems in the Arctic/subarctic landscape.

•Specific knowledge about the climatic challenges which are connected to (city) life in the Arctic/subarctic.•General knowledge about urban conditions in the Arctic/subarctic and a basic understanding of contemporary urbanisation processes.

•Understanding of the role of landscape architecture in relation to urban practices and the ambition of sustainable societal development.

Skills

•Be able to analyse landscapes and identify the interaction between urban practices and ecosystems.

•Be able todevelop landscape architectural responses to issue connected to urban practices, at an advanced level, through design research.

•Be able to incorporate and apply own observations and experience to qualify landscape architectural project proposals.•Be able to incorporate and apply basic knowledge about biodiversity and ecosystems to qualify landscape architectural project proposals.

•Be able to convey landscape architectural intentions in a manner which expresses empathy with and understanding of the relevantlandscape.

General competence

•The ability to independently apply knowledge, skills and, to a certain degree, facilitate own working process.

•The ability to describe the field’s issues with a certain degree of complexity.

•The ability to collaborate with others in the field and, to a certain degree, take responsibility for own and others learning.

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

Project-based teaching with individual or group supervision. In addition, teaching will be implemented through site visits, fieldwork, lectures and workshops. Review of project work through group seminars constitutes an essential part of the teaching.The teaching invites critical study of existing, and development of new, practices, which can support the ambition of sustainable societal development.

The following work requirements must be met before the exam can take place:•Presentationof analysis work.•Completed fieldwork.•Documented design exploration in association with the project.

VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
Annen vurderingsform, definer i kommentarfeltIndividuellBestått / ikke bestått
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Annen vurderingsform, definer i kommentarfelt
Gruppering:Individuell
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar:

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40 321 Structure of Architecture

Studiepoeng: 
6
Full course name in English: 
Structure of Architecture
Emnekode: 
40 321
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Høst
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Høst
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2021
Maksimum antall studenter: 
10
Om emnet

The static structure as primary space-creating system is at the centre of this course.

Structure creates order in a building. Within this order circulation and spatial modules of various sizes are arranged. Through a set of case studies, historic and contemporary, the students will investigate how a considered combination of these elements can result in exciting spatial qualities.
 

 

 

Læringsutbytte

Didactic goal

The overall aim of the course is to appreciate how a building requires a structural order, to comprehend how static and spatial structure, circulation, transitions from inside to outside are all placed in mutual harmony.

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

The course will be organized as a combination of weekly seminars and an individual detailed investigation and analysis of a given set of case studies. The weekly seminars will consist of a series of lectures, discussions of readings, and student presentations. The individual studies focuses on investigative drawings through sections and ground plans (classical mode of representation). The objective is to identify and comprehend how the construction contributes to the spatial order. In the last part of the semester the students will construct a large section model, 1:20, of a chosen case. The aim of the model is to illustrate the spatial potential of the construction examined.

VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
ProsjektoppgaveIndividuellBestått / ikke bestått
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Prosjektoppgave
Gruppering:Individuell
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar:

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70 509 Strategic Design

Studiepoeng: 
24
Full course name in English: 
Strategic Design
Emnekode: 
70 509
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Høst
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Høst
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2021
Maksimum antall studenter: 
15
Emneansvarlig
Einar Sneve Martinussen
Forkunnskapskrav

Passed foundation level (BA-level) courses at AHO or equivalent, 180 ECTS.

A third semester Master course (only available for students in their final year). The course has interaction- and service-design as its starting-point, but is open for all design fields. Students are required to document advanced design skills in their chosen specialisation/field through a portfolio.

You upload the portfolio here before 10th May: https://nettskjema.no/a/147817 

Recommended prerequisite knowledge

The course builds on the design skills and methods learnt across the previous Foundation and Master courses. In “Strategic design” students and teachers integrate and push these skills and mindsets to create rich, reflexive projects that address societal issues through design. For students who want to take part in this course a strong sense of curiosity, experimental outlooks, societal engagement and independence is therefore recommended.

Om emnet

This is an advanced Master course about ‘strategic design’ and will introduce the students to how design methods and tools can be used to address societal challenges. Through this course students will learn about theories and methods from the field of strategic design and get practical experience from applying these in design projects. The course is led by Einar Sneve Martinussen, associate professor at AHO, and guest professor Dan Hill, director of strategic design at Vinnova. Over the last decade, Dan Hill has been an important contributor to the field of strategic design and describes the approach as follows:

70 509 Strategic Design takes the core principles of contemporary design practice – user research and ethnography, agile development, iterative prototyping, participation and co-design, stewardship, working across networks, scales and timeframes – and then it points this toolkit at ethical concerns, addressing systemic change within complex systems, and broader societal outcomes.” Dan Hill (2019)

This course has a focus on strategic design in the broader context of societal development. Students will get to apply and expand their skills and mindsets as designers through practical, exploratory projects that work with a range of societal issues - including sustainability, power and equity, policies for urban- and societal-development, innovation and knowledge, welfare and public services, and citizen participation. Alongside these practice-led projects the course will offer a rich selection of theoretical and inspirational lectures and seminars. A particular focus for this year’s course is exploring social infrastructures for everyday life, meaning the structures that enable social life and participation in society. We will re-examine the potential of traditional social infrastructures, such as libraries, schools, public pools, parks or markets. We will also explore and conceptualise a broader understanding of social infrastructure that could include nature, technologies, digital services, social relations and cultural experiences. Through the projects in the course students will use design methods to develop strategic interventions in the world today, as prototypes and pilot-projects, as well as designing future scenarios. The course brings together research-initiatives at AHO with ongoing projects in the public sector. Collaborators and cases for 2021 are not confirmed yet, but will likely include projects dealing with gender and urban planning, innovation in the public sector, and designing for learning and knowledge-sharing in society.

The ‘Strategic design’ course is a part of D-Box, the National Centre for Transforming Public Services (a collaboration between AHO, BI and DOGA), and is organised together with the research-group Digital Urban Living and guest professor Dan Hill. Key partners and collaborators from these research-groups and networks will be involved in the course, including Einar Sneve Martinussen, Ted Matthews, Jonny Aspen and Kai Reaver. This course builds in part on the series of courses organised by Digital Urban Living over the past years, and will continue our exploration of many of the themes addressed in here, including digital society, sharing culture, inclusion, futures and trust.

Læringsutbytte

KNOWLEDGE

Students will:

  • Get an overview of research, theory and projects within the field of strategic design.
  • Gain an understanding of issues faced by designers working with societal challenges.
  • Develop a critical framework for analysis, evaluation and discussion of design-work in the field of strategic design.

SKILLS

Students will:

  • Practice using their design skills as a part of a strategic design methodology, including prototyping, communication, scenario-building and iterative processes.
  • Design interventions with a focus on both engaging experiences and strategic outcome.
  • Expand their repertoire of practical and theoretical design skills.

GENERAL COMPETENCE

Students will:

  • Gain a stronger ability to explore and understand connections between design and society.
  • Develop the ability to conceptualise and communicate possibilities and solutions in the context of societal challenges.
  • Further develop design competencies such as curiosity, experimentation and critical reflection.
Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

The course has two core components: a series of thematic seminars that run throughout the semester, and a series of design-projects. The seminars will be run by teachers and external guests and address a series of themes that will inform the development and discussion of the design-projects. The design-projects will be run with external partners and the students are expected to develop, and in part organise, these projects with a high degree of independence and professionality. The majority of the work will be done as pairs or groups, as well as through collaborations across the whole class. Projects typically have multiple presentations throughout in order to allow students to see and comment on each other’s work. Co-learning with and from other students is an important part of the course, and it is encouraged that the majority of the time is spent working in the class studio in order to develop an inspiring and encouraging design-environment.

VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
VurderingsmappeIndividuellBestått / ikke beståttThe students will be assessed on the quality of submitted design projects and presentations throughout the course. The student must submit all assignments in the course to receive final assessment. Attendance at all presentations is also expected.

Other aspects that is evaluated are active participation i class, independence, professionality, co-learning and collaboration with others.
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Vurderingsmappe
Gruppering:Individuell
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar:The students will be assessed on the quality of submitted design projects and presentations throughout the course. The student must submit all assignments in the course to receive final assessment. Attendance at all presentations is also expected.

Other aspects that is evaluated are active participation i class, independence, professionality, co-learning and collaboration with others.

60 302 Tema og konsepter i landskapsarkitekturen

Studiepoeng: 
6
Full course name in English: 
Themes and Concepts in Landscape Architecture
Emnekode: 
60 302
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Høst
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Høst
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2021
Maksimum antall studenter: 
30
Emneansvarlig
Karin Helms
Forkunnskapskrav

The course is mandatory for master students in Landscape Architecture who do not have a background in Landscape Architecture and landscape notions. The course is open students landscape arcitecture and architecture. 

Om emnet

The course will be subdivided in three thematics:

  1. Historical approaches on large-scale urban landscapes methods, knowledge about backgrounds, innovative thinking from the past and transferable approaches to design, 19th and 20th century approaches. Themes on physical and cultural properties for the urban and suburban.

 

  1. Current theoretical and practical approaches in sustainable design for integrated development of ecologic systems, landscape structures, for our contemporary urban and rural landscapes. Notions as “Landscape urbanism”(Charles Waldheim), “Third landscape” ( G. Clement), Landscape as a prerequisite ( M.Desvigne),  as well as current policies as Nature in towns – “Preservation through development” ( D. Sijmons) … will be explored.

 

  1. First approaches on past and current ephemeral gardens and co-design approaches - research oriented perspectives on participatory methods for public spaces and landscape long-term projects, role of the designers in this mode of doing. The social approach in Landscape Architecture is here the main topic.

 

Karin Helms will present a lecture at the start of each “chapter”. Hannes Zander will give three lectures on the historical aspects and landscape notions from the 19th and 20th century. All other lectures are given by teachers from AHO, some lectures will be given by guest lecturer from other schools/ NMBU/EMiLA partners. The students will be asked to give lectures of their understanding of their readings.

Læringsutbytte

 

 

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

Weekly lectures and a self-directed writing exercise. There will be duets working groups after each “chapter”. the working group exercise is a part of the final handle in work.

The course activities include participation in discussions throughout the semester, a written assignment and an oral presentation of the assignment. There will be individual tutorial and group discussions. We are looking for engaged students.

Evaluering og kvalitetssikring

Written assignment, oral presentation of the assignment, and participation in discussions throughout the semester.

VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
ProsjektoppgaveIndividuellBestått / ikke beståttStudentene skal levere en skriftlig oppgave ved semesterets slutt. De velger ett av temaene det er blitt forelest over, fordyper seg i dette og skriver en oppgave på 4-5 sider. De vil få veiledning i fordypningskursuken. Oppgave leveres 15 november.
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Prosjektoppgave
Gruppering:Individuell
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar:Studentene skal levere en skriftlig oppgave ved semesterets slutt. De velger ett av temaene det er blitt forelest over, fordyper seg i dette og skriver en oppgave på 4-5 sider. De vil få veiledning i fordypningskursuken. Oppgave leveres 15 november.

Start semester

80 319 Colour Reflections

Studiepoeng: 
6
Full course name in English: 
Colour Reflections
Emnekode: 
80 319
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Høst
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Høst
Undervisningsspråk: 
Norsk/Engelsk
År: 
2021
Maksimum antall studenter: 
12
Emneansvarlig
Ingrid Lønningdal
Forkunnskapskrav

Passed foundation level courses (bachelor) in the architecture program and basic drawing skills.

Om emnet

This course is based on practical work with colour. We will study and discuss colour and space through analogue experiments in sketch models and reliefs. The students will develop their own colour pallets and investigate how colours both influence, and is experienced in, different spatial situations.

During the semester we will approach colour in different ways. We will try out paint mediums like watercolour and gouache, produce material samples with different textures, study colour in three dimensional sketch models, and become acquainted with architects and artists who use colour integrally in their practice.

During the course we will introduce relevant examples to each other, and the students will research themes spanning from colour phenomena and colour relativity to architecture case studies. It is expected that the students contribute actively to the education and be present at every class. The most relevant themes will be decided upon collectively.

Throughout the course the students will become familiar with colour as an architectonic means, in interiors as well as exteriors. It is a goal for the students to accumulate experience, confidence and a vocabulary in using colours. The work will result in each student producing a booklet containing examples, experiments and photos of sketch models. The models and the booklets will be presented in an exhibition at the end of the semester.

Læringsutbytte

On completing the class, the students will have gained:
- an understanding of colour as a spatial means
- practical experience in working with colour
- a better language in describing and discussing colour
- knowledge about some colour theories and terms

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

The course will consist of both individual studies, presentations and group discussions. The students will need to buy materials (paper, brushes, watercolour, gouache etcetera). Depending on what you already have available, the expenses will be about 1000-2000 NOK.

VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
ProsjektoppgaveIndividuellBestått / ikke bestått
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Prosjektoppgave
Gruppering:Individuell
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar:

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Start semester

40 413 Architecture and Feminisms

Studiepoeng: 
6
Full course name in English: 
Architecture and Feminisms
Emnekode: 
40 413
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Høst
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Høst
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2021
Maksimum antall studenter: 
10
Emneansvarlig
Alma Elisabeth Oftedal
Om emnet

Feminism has been a discipline in the architectural discourse since the 70s. In this course, we will be following the historical development of the discipline from the start and until today, when it is influenced by queer theory and gender-studies as well as by feminist theory.

The course is divided in two parts. The first part is focused on critical discourse analysis and its relevance for discussions on architecture. Through the study of  feminist and queer theory, traditional power-relations will be challenged, and ethical and political awareness increased. In the second part, the theoretical material is actualized within a creative and architectonic frame, through drawing-exercises based on a fictional text related to the course's topic.

The theoretical part of the syllabus will be taken from anthologies focusing on architecture and feminism / gender, and from architectural magazine's special issues on the topic. The fictional text we are going to study, will most probably be the novel Orlando (1928) by British author Virginia Woolf. 

Læringsutbytte

Knowledge of central directions in modern cultural theory.

Knowledge of the field feminism in architecture.

Knowledge of how to write a reflection paper.

Knowledge of how to explore the relationship between literary, cultural and architectural themes through drawing.

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

Reading, discussion, academic writing, artistic research / investigative drawings.

VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
ProsjektoppgaveIndividuellBestått / ikke bestått
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Prosjektoppgave
Gruppering:Individuell
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar:

12 400 Pre-Diploma

Studiepoeng: 
6
Full course name in English: 
Pre-diploma
Emnekode: 
12 400
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Høst
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Høst
Undervisningsspråk: 
Norsk/Engelsk
År: 
2021
Emneansvarlig
Andrea Pinochet
Forkunnskapskrav

Admission to AHO and successful completion of 270 ECTS.

Om emnet

The pre-diploma semester at AHO is an independent research task on a theme chosen by the candidate. In consultation with an advisor, the candidate is to produce a report that details a topic to be studied, an approach or methodology, a spatial program and a plan of work. This report is the foundation of the diploma semester.

Læringsutbytte
  • An understanding of the complexity of a chosen architectural program
  • An ability to frame artistic and scientific research
  • An understanding of the given natural, social, cultural and technological conditions that govern architectural work
  • An awareness of the topic’s historical, societal and theoretical ramifications
  • An ability to communicate ideas and plan work
  • An understanding of one’s own individual position with the discipline
Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

The pre-diploma semester is an independent study, undertaken in consultation with an advisor, whose result is a program for the following diploma semester.

VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
RapportIndividuellBestått / ikke beståttAssessed by supervisor and head of institute
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Rapport
Gruppering:Individuell
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar:Assessed by supervisor and head of institute

Start semester

70 306 Current Critical Theory for Design

Studiepoeng: 
6
Full course name in English: 
Current Critical Theory for Design
Emnekode: 
70 306
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Høst
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Høst
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2021
Maksimum antall studenter: 
20
Emneansvarlig
Lise Amy Hansen
Forkunnskapskrav

Passed foundatin level courses (Bachelor) at AHO or equivalent, 180 ECTS.

Om emnet

Open for designers, architects, landscape architects and urbanists.

The course deals with how to understand the role of the designer as an agent of change and

 design practice in terms of critical theory development and socio-cultural issues today. The course will be taught as a mix of lectures, seminars and assignments, as well as student-led engagements and visiting design studios and practitioners with a conceptual, research-led approach to the field of design.

The direction of the course will spring from a selection of texts that present new theoretical perspectives on the current state, scope and relevance of design. The course can prepare for or be combined with the PhD programme, or a role in research-led creative practice.

Læringsutbytte

Knowledge:

The students will acquire knowledge about a selection of important issues and theoretical positions for contemporary design.  

Skills:

The students will acquire skills in critical reflection about contemporary design as well as in a selection of methods and approaches in design research.  

Competence:

The students will be trained in locating and critically engage with design theory and research that prepares them to identify and write a paper about a current issue in design today. 

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

The course will be taught as a series of lectures, seminars and assignments based on curriculum readings. Students will be asked to initiate and run discussions relevant to the topics in the course curriculum. Students will be introduced to methods and tools in design research and a critical approach to the role of theory for creative practice. Participation, presentations and assignments are required. Conditions permitting, the course will visit design studios and practitioners with a conceptual, research-led approach to creative practice. The final delivery is a paper with visual components relevant to the overall themes introduced in or springing out from the course.

VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
VurderingsmappeIndividuellBestått / ikke bestått Participation, presentations and assignments are required. The final delivery is a paper with visual components relevant to the overall themes introduced in or springing out from the course.
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Vurderingsmappe
Gruppering:Individuell
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar: Participation, presentations and assignments are required. The final delivery is a paper with visual components relevant to the overall themes introduced in or springing out from the course.

Start semester

70 508 Interaksjonsdesign 1: Exploring interaction design

Full course name in English: 
Interaksjonsdesign 1: Exploring interaction design
Studiepoeng: 
24
Emnekode: 
70 508
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Høst
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Høst
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2021
Maksimum antall studenter: 
24
Emneansvarlig
Synne G Frydenberg
Kjetil Nordby
Forkunnskapskrav

Passed foundation level (BA-level) courses at AHO or equivalent, 180 ECTS.

Recommended prerequisite knowledge

The course builds on some core interaction design skills, such as prototyping, iterative design, user-testing and communication, learnt in the undergraduate courses at AHO. Knowledge about more advanced prototyping tools and methods, such as design-systems, coding and electronics, will be very helpful, but is not a requirement.

Om emnet

‘Interaction Design 1: Exploring interaction design’ will expand, challenge and develop the student’s skills and knowledge in the field of interaction design. The course focuses on creativity and exploration in and through iterative design. Through a series of modules, students will explore tools and methods currently used in the design of digital experiences, systems and services - across complex contexts, technologies and user situations. The course embraces the creative possibilities and challenges of new technologies and new design methods. Through the course students will meet several different ways in which interaction design is being used to explore new opportunities in industry and research today. The course will include topics such as:

  • Creativity and invention in interaction design through hands-on prototyping
  • Exploring new technology through design
  • Understanding the physical, spatial and temporal aspects of both the user situation and the technology one is designing for and with
  • Evaluation and practical use of technological systems, design systems and conceptual frameworks
  • Reflection on and communication of novel design approaches and outcomes

The course is module-based and will consist of several different projects where students work with, among other things, prototyping and experiences, creative exploration and methodology, and innovation and communication. The cases, tools and methods addressed and used will vary slightly from year to year, but may include topics such as experience prototyping, working with electronics, evidencing and visualization, video prototyping, Web experiments, and exploring new technology in context.

Exploring Interaction Design Autumn 2021 will, among other topics, consist of a series of modules connected to research from The Ocean Industries Concept Lab focusing on advanced, multimodal interaction design for complex situations. Through case studies involving design for safety-critical workplaces, the students will explore design for emerging technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality, as well as other distributed systems, in close relation to internal and external researchers and industry partners. The modules will implement focus on relevant topics within interaction design, such as embodied interaction, situated interaction and situational awareness, to emphasis a realistic design agenda in the assignments.

This course continues much of the content from the previous, well-established course ‘Interaction design 1: Tangible interaction’, but the themes, tools and scopes have been reworked and expanded.

The course contributes to overall learning objectives at the programme level by giving students a broader experience of creative exploration through interaction design, with the methods and tools this includes. 

Læringsutbytte

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

After the course the students should be able to:

  • explain design and scientific theories, methods and practices in the field of interaction design with a focus on emerging technology
  • reflect critically on approaches and topics within multimodal, distributed and mixed-reality interaction design and identify challenges connected to design for complex user situations faced by practicing designers in the field
  • analyse, discuss and provide a perspective on design for situational adaptation in relation to relevant literature and via case study projects
  • select and implement relevant methods for creative exploration, which include prototyping, communication and iterative processes, for complex design situations based on case studies from specific industrial domains, such as the maritime
  • communicate and present design of novel user interfaces and design solutions by using different methods for conveying engaging experiences

GENERAL COMPETENCE 

After finishing this course the students will:

  • have a strong understanding of interaction design as an academic and industrial discipline
  • have competence in implementing iterative interaction design processes methods used in research and practice
  • have improved the skills of developing experimental interaction designs dealing with physical, spatial and temporal concerns
Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

The core components of the course are exploration and development of prototypes for different case studies and modules building on the previous one. In addition, reflective and communicational activities in form of reading, writing, seminar discussions, field research and peer assessment will support the students understanding of the practical work. The majority of the student activity will be done in pairs or smaller groups (different pairs/groups for each project), with exception of some of the reflective assignments. The course will consist of several short modules introducing new cases, technologies, methods and aims. Each module will have different forms of presentations, discussions or hand-ins in order to continuously process and share the learning outcomes. Co-learning is an important part of the course, and it is encouraged that the majority of the time is spent working in the class studio in order to develop an inspiring and encouraging environment.

The practical aspects of the course will be complemented by a series of lectures/talks and workshops by a range of practitioners and specialists in the field. The course-modules will involve collaborators and guests with expertise in each case-topic.

Pensum

To be announced later

VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
VurderingsmappeIndividuellBestått / ikke bestått Students need to present and submit all projects (3-6) in order to be assessed for the course. Students will be informed at the completion of each project as to wether they have any out standing submissions.

If a student does not submit these deliverables for what ever reason (medical absences etc), he or she can deliver later in the semester, but must deliver before the final project commences (unless they have obtained an extension from administration).

The final project will be graded pass/fail by an external assessor and this results in the grade for the course.
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Vurderingsmappe
Gruppering:Individuell
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar: Students need to present and submit all projects (3-6) in order to be assessed for the course. Students will be informed at the completion of each project as to wether they have any out standing submissions.

If a student does not submit these deliverables for what ever reason (medical absences etc), he or she can deliver later in the semester, but must deliver before the final project commences (unless they have obtained an extension from administration).

The final project will be graded pass/fail by an external assessor and this results in the grade for the course.
AktivitetKommentar
GruppearbeidIf any students have difficulties or conflicts in working within their pair or group, they need to inform the course responsible and we can arrange a solution.
Forventet arbeidsinnsats:
Aktivitet:Gruppearbeid
Kommentar:If any students have difficulties or conflicts in working within their pair or group, they need to inform the course responsible and we can arrange a solution.

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