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G53NMD New Media Design
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  11/12

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 3

Target Students:  Part II undergraduate students in the School of Computer Science. Also available to students from other Schools with the agreement of the module convenor.  Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  

This module is part of the Human-Computer Interaction theme in the School of Computer Science.

The course is a practical course covering the critical elements of the principles of design. Such principles are applied to new media applications, with a particular focus on its use in the context of the web. This course also aims to give students a hands on experience with emerging new media technologies. Technical issues such as colour, images, audio, video and animation will be introduced and discussed in addition to usability and interaction. Practical use of multimedia authoring systems, content management systems, flash and HTML 5 will form part of this module. Such tools will be put into context with emerging paradigms and new media for mobile platforms.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 11 weeks1 per week2 hours
Computing 11 weeks1 per week2 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
20 hours of lectures, 8 hours of lab work, 32 hours of group project work and 15 hours of private study. Labs do not run each week.

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 100 Assessment is through a portfolio of design work. This will either be produced individually or as a group, depending on the preference of the module convenor. Submission of the portfolio could be split into multiple deliverables. 

Dr J Greensmith

Education Aims:  To introduce students to multimedia including the complex issues of human perception of sound, colour and objects.

Learning Outcomes:  To be able to design and produce multimedia objects.

Offering School:  Computer Science

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