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Interaction design and the user experience

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  • Points: 30
  • Code: TM356
  • Level: 3

Student reviews

This module was a lot more theoretical rather than practical compared with my expectations before the course. It focuses on the user interface design process more than practical skills in my opinion, which was not necessarily a bad thing but not what I was expecting as the style of learning and assessment felt more thinking, reading and writing than doing.

It also meant that the answers could be quite subjective and the marking criteria a little bit vague and ambiguous, which was difficult in the context of having to sit an exam at the end - I think this module would suit an EMA project much more, and it would feel satisfying to have more time to develop an actual end product and be graded on it, rather than graded on your reflections on the process.

Open Studio was far too complex for the kind of interactions needed in the activities in this module which put a lot of people off and made it difficult to discuss with other students - it would have been better just to use the forums - but hopefully this is being looked at for future presentations.

Course starting: October 2016

Review posted: July 2018

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Module satisfaction survey

The figures below are taken from a survey of students who sat the exam/completed the end-of-module assessment for the October 2016 presentation of TM356. The survey was carried out in 2017.

61 students (a response rate of 20%) responded to the survey covering what they thought of 10 aspects of the module.

Please note that if the percentage of students who responded to this module survey is below 30% and/or the number of responses is below 23 it means that only a small proportion of students provided feedback and their views as shown here may not be fully representative of all students who studied the module.

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% Count
Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of this module 81.7 49
Overall, I am satisfied with my study experience 83.3 50
The module provided good value for money 65 39
I was satisfied with the support provided by my tutor/study adviser on this module 88.1 52
Overall, I was satisfied with the teaching materials provided on this module 74.6 44
The learning outcomes of the module were clearly stated 83.3 50
I would recommend this module to other students 71.7 43
The module met my expectations 65 39
I enjoyed studying this module 73.3 44
Overall, I was able to keep up with the workload on this module 85 51
Faculty comment: "We are pleased that the great majority of respondents were satisfied with the quality, materials, experience and many other aspects of the module. This new and demanding module introduces various novel learning activities. Therefore, it is perhaps not surprising that a few students found some of these activities less straightforward. To provide the best possible support for students during their studies, we are reviewing the way in which some of the module's learning activities are offered."
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