This module is offered in 2023-24.


  • To provide experience with current design methodologies.
  • To introduce students to the vocabulary and philosophy of interaction design.
  • To allow students to experience multidisciplinary design work.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should:

  • Be able to design and justify the design of new interfaces and devices.
  • Be able to communicate and document effectively their designs.
  • Be able to work with other stakeholders to achieve good designs.
  • Be able to communicate and work with others efficiently.


  • Intro and general principles; design, engineering and interaction design.
  • Idea generation, brainstorming and creativity.
  • Sketching and paper prototyping.
  • Design critique and feedback.
  • Participatory design.
  • Hi-fidelity prototyping.

Compulsory Elements

This module has the following compulsory elements in addition to those common to all modules (mark of 4 in each assessment component):

  • Carry out the weekly readings.
  • Participate in group tutorials.
  • Participate in final client presentation.

Module Delivery

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Last Published: 14 Jun 2024.