- Department: Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
- Module co-ordinator: Dr. Anna Bramwell-Dicks
- Credit value: 20 credits
- Credit level: I
- Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
- See module specification for other years: 2018-19
In this module, students work in a group to design and develop an interactive media system of their own choice. Students are introduced to some group working software/hardware development processes during an introductory lecture and workshop. After this, students work together independently to develop their concept, pitch their idea and bring the product’s vision to a reality under guidance from an academic supervisor. Students will almost certainly encounter difficulties along the way, as working with other people can be tricky to manage! But, this module will gives students the opportunity to develop leadership, communication and team working skills which are vital in the interactive media industries. Students also end up producing high quality interactive systems, which can be uses in portfolios and they should be proud of for years to come.
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To develop group working ability, giving and receiving ideas, modifying responses where appropriate.
To require development of a system that where individuals to take on separate inter-linking responsibilities.
To support reflective learning about team working challenges.
Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic and practical application of multimedia production systems.
Demonstrate application of multimedia production systems within a software app development process.
Demonstrate application of a modern software development process, e.g. agile development.
Academic and graduate skills
Demonstrate group working ability, giving and receiving ideas, modifying responses where appropriate.
Demonstrate ability to bring together disparate elements from different people to form a complete working system.
Demonstrate an ability to plan, organise, manage and implement a software app as part of a team.
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Individual reflective report 1000 (max) words
|University - project
Interactive media system deliverable for the group
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Re-assessment: Essay 4000 words
Re-assessment: Reflective report
Students will receive individual oral feedback at the weekly practical lab sessions.
Students will receive written feedback on coursework assignments using a proforma identifying key requirements and marks awarded for sections of the assignment. This will be available within 20 working days of submission, except in exceptional circumstances which will be communicated to the students.
Cobb, A.T., 2011. Leading project teams: the basics of project management and team leadership. Sage.
DeMarco, T. and Lister, T., 2013. Peopleware: productive projects and teams. Addison-Wesley.
Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process, Rubin, Addison Wesley, 2012
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