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Innovation: designing for change

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  • Points: 60
  • Code: T317
  • Level: 3
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Student reviews

Overall this module was disappointing, the material is very long winded and really drags if you don't like race bikes or Apple products as these are hailed throughout the course. There is a big difference between what the different tutors are saying, logging into different tutorials shows the stark contrast between stated expectations. The tutor was always available but in the end the stated expectations did not align with the EMA expectations. There is no exam but the EMA seems to be marked massively different to the TMA's in terms of expectation. Had a lot of conversations with my tutor and everything seemed on track to maintain the high scores from the TMA's but the EMA came in over 20% lower. If I had to do it again I would not pick this module as it is just way too "fluffy" and open to interpretation.

Course starting: October 2019

Review posted: September 2020

Faculty response

We are sorry that you were disappointed with the module and found it did not live up to your expectations. We take all feedback seriously and we appreciate your comments; we are also glad to hear that your tutor was readily available. We are making some changes to the module content and structure as part of the usual mid-life review for October 2021, and in this process, we will take on board all feedback.

Tutors follow a detailed marking scheme for Tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) and End of Module Assessment (EMA). There is also a strict process of Quality Assurance where all marking is moderated to ensure that it is statistically consistent. The EMA is assessing your final project and your evaluation and reflection of it, whereas the project TMAs are assessing how you apply project tools and module concepts and assesses different aspects compared to the TMAs. The TMA and EMA guidelines, expectations and learning outcomes are clearly defined on the module website.

Decent enough module, nothing to shout home about but was overall enjoyable.

Marlon Williams

Course starting: October 2018

Review posted: April 2020

I loved this module, it takes you through the steps of how to make your innovation a reality; calling upon knowledge you learned from the Level 2 Design Module.

I recently used the design pitch format in work to propose a new idea so I can definitely say that the course has real world applications.
The teaching staff on this course are great and I could not recommend them enough.

The assessment/project at the end is the best way to end a Design module, just don't panic that you do not have an Innovation Idea yet, your tutor is there to refine any ideas and guide you.

Those of you who are studying this in a Software Development Pathway like me, there are some crossovers in User Research and all that so it is totally relevant for this pathway.

Course starting: October 2015

Review posted: September 2016

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