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Interaction design and the user experience

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