Mobile Interaction - TFT00034H

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  • Department: Theatre, Film and Television
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Ben Kirman
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module occurrences

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2018-19

Module aims

Module Aims:

  • To build technical skills around developing interactive applications for mobile computing devices.

  • To build an understanding of the technical, legal and ethical issues faced when designing interactive media for use in mobile contexts.

  • To develop design thinking in the context of interactive media for mobile and locative computing platforms

  • To explore the role of mobile and pervasive technology in contemporary society

Module learning outcomes

Subject content:

  • Understanding of the design challenges and opportunities presented by mobile and pervasive computing platforms.

  • Understanding of the technologies that enable and support mobile computing.

  • Ability to implement interactive mobile applications on a contemporary mobile platforms

  • Appreciation of the legal, ethical and security aspects of mobile interactive media and ability to used them in analyses of mobile applications used in society

Academic and graduate skills:

  • Ability to apply technical skills in designing and developing for mobile devices

  • Application of creative design skills that demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the potential of mobile computing platforms and contexts.

  • Capability to critically analyse ethical, privacy and security issues related to mobile computing applications.

  • Ability to communicate technical and design thinking.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Mobile spplication prototype and report
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Re-assessment: Mobile application prototype and report
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students will receive individual oral feedback for the weekly practical sessions. In addition students will receive written feedback on the coursework assignment using a proforma identifying key requirements and marks awarded for sections of the assignment. This will be available within six weeks of submission.

Indicative reading

Indicative type of book:

Jones, M & Marsden G., 2006. Mobile Interaction Design. Wiley

Benford, S. & Giannachi, G., 2011. Performing Mixed Reality, MIT Press

Allen, G., 2015. Beginning Android, Apress



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