Official course description, subject to change:
Preliminary info last published 11/02-21

Experimental Design in Practice

Course info
Language:
English
ECTS points:
7.5
Course code:
KAEXDEP1KU
Participants max:
140
Offered to guest students:
no
Offered to exchange students:
no
Offered as a single subject:
no
Programme
Level:
MSc. Master
Programme:
MSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies
Staff
Course semester
Semester
Forår 2022
Start
31 January 2022
End
27 May 2022
Exam
Exam type
ordinær
Internal/External
intern censur
Grade Scale
7-trinsskala
Exam Language
GB
Abstract
In this course, students will plan, implement, evaluate and report on a design experiment in which interaction with connected technology is in focus. The programming language JavaScript will be used to for controlling and manipulating the mobile phone hardware components, which will serve as the infrastructure for experimentation.
Description

The course allows the students to move away from a pre-defined or functional design agenda to explore digital and interactive design from other perspectives. This enables the students to re-think, hence re-evaluate, and deepen their understanding of their existing competences and digital design methods and tools while acquiring specific new knowledge (both theoretical and applied) on Experimental Design processes and projects. 

The course and project will have a dominant technical part where the students will design interactions with networked devices, in order to expose the students to critical reflections on elements of interaction and resulting user experiences. It will explore multi-sensor scenarios in connected devices, which will be experimented with through a perspective of  Internet of Things, ubiquitous computing, and device interconnectivity. 

Formal prerequisites
The course builds upon knowledge from the 1st semester programming courses and students should have completed either one of those courses. 
Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • Conduct and report on design experiments in which (networked) interaction is in focus.
  • Develop and analyse digital design prototypes with pure JavaScript and a minimum of libraries.
  • Critically reflect on the issues and principles underlying an experimental design process, including experiment initiation, execution, evaluation and articulation.
Ordinary exam
Exam type:
C: Submission of written work, Internal (7-point scale)
Exam variation:
C1G: Submission of written work for groups