|CSCU9N5 - Multimedia & HCI Autumn 2016|
|Multimedia & HCI Autumn 2016|
The module considers Human-Computer Interaction, or how computers and people communicate. This involves developing suitable interfaces so that humans can successfully interact with their computing devices: known as UX (user experience) design. Such interfaces make use of multimedia: graphics, text, sound, animation, interaction. The module covers technical aspects of multimedia on computers and provides substantial practical experience of using specialised interface development tools, processing of audio and image files, and developing multimedia applications.
Credits20 credits at SCQF level 10
PrerequisitesMust have taken CSCU9V4
ContentsUX: Designing the User Interface
The course also includes tutorials and a substantial practical component, which will complement the lectures. Practical sessions will cover the use of specialised user interface development tools, audio editing software, image processing software, animation software, and multimedia authoring software.
Core Learning Outcomes
After taking this module, students should have or be able to:
We strongly recommend reading:
While undertaking this module, please consider the interactions that you have with equipment, both using computers and using other everyday objects (like cars, doors, etc). Try to reflect on what makes an object easier to use and in cases where it is difficult to use, is this because of poor design? If so, can you think of a better way to design it?
Further recommended reading includes:
Assessment is comprised of one assignment (50%) and an exam (50%). The assignment will be the design and creation of a small multimedia application.
To be eligible for a pass grade in the module, students must:
If you do not fulfil the requirements you will be awarded grade X for the module. [See paragraphs 60-61 of the Undergraduate Regulations on Assessment]Coursework extensions
Students who can show good cause may be permitted extensions to coursework deadlines. "Good cause" may include illness, for which a medical certificate or other evidence will be required. Students must request an extension by contacting the module coordinator, supplying relevant evidence, no later than seven days after the published assignment deadline. Extensions will be granted for acceptable reasons only, and will not normally be beyond such time as solutions and feedback are returned to the rest of the class. [See Section 6.2.6 of the Academic Policy Handbook]Late submission of coursework
Coursework that is submitted late will be accepted up to seven days after the published deadline (or expiry of any agreed extension) but the mark will be lowered by three marks per day or part thereof. After seven days the piece of work will be deemed a non-submission. [See paragraph 66-68 of the Undergraduate Regulations on Assessment]Repeat assessments
Students who fulfil the module requirements, but obtain an overall fail mark (0-39) are eligible for repeat assessment. In most cases, this will be a repeat examination (grade RE). In some cases, the Examiners may permit repeat submission of coursework (grade RC) or a repeat of both coursework and examination (grade RA). The mark following any repeat assessment is capped at 40.Discretionary repeat assessments
In exceptional circumstances, a student who has not met all the module requirements, following the Main examination period, may be permitted a discretionary repeat. This may be a repeat examination (grade XE), repeat submission of coursework (grade XC), or a repeat of both coursework and examination (grade XA). The mark following any repeat assessment is capped at 40. If you are granted a discretionary repeat assessment but do not attempt it, you will be awarded grade X for the module.
In deciding whether to grant a discretionary repeat, the Examiners will consider your record of attendance and engagement in the module. Students with a poor attendance record will not normally be permitted a discretionary repeat.Deferred examinations
If you are unable to attend the Main examination, you must apply for a Deferred examination through the link on the Student Portal. If a Deferred examination is denied and you do not attend the Main examination, you will be deemed not to have met the module requirements. [See Deferred Exams]Attendance recording
Attendance at lectures, tutorials and practical classes will be recorded. If you are unable to attend a class, please email the module organizer, and submit a self-certification of absence via the Portal, if appropriate. The University has a policy of monitoring attendance. Repeated absence will be followed up in order to identify any problems at an early stage and to offer students appropriate support.