Projecto (DMI) - Design de Media Interactivos - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 3 / 2º Semestre
Plan: 2010/11
Scientific Area: MUL
Level: Intermédio

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical: 16.00
Pratical and Laboratorial: 48.00
Seminar: 0.00
Tutorial: 16.00


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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Design de Media Interactivos - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2010/11

Teaching Staff

Nuno António do Nascimento Correia
Nuno António do Nascimento Correia

Responsável pelas Pautas
Orientação tutorial

Course Information

Course Objectivs

-       To gain competences in initiating, planning, managing, executing, evaluating, and finalizing a complete design cycle in a chosen domain.

-       To learn to put into practice the design methods and skills students have acquired during their study.

-       To learn to perform autonomously in the role of designer in relation with a client, with respect to the design problem and the communication regarding the design process.

-       To learn to select a relevant design problem area, formulate a sensible design brief, create and maintain a project planning.

-       To learn to plan and execute a methodic process that leads to a solid definition of the design problem, including user studies, and a structured approach to generating creative solutions that can be prototyped and evaluated with the client.

-       To learn to involve the client in the design process and focus the client during this process; to engage in participatory design sessions with users; to present design output to clients in a convincing manner.

Evaluation Criteria

This class is assessed through a series of written and designed materials presenting the design process and outcome. Finally, the work is reflected upon in a report on the student's learning. Grading parameters:

10%  Problem definition and user-needs;

10%  Conceptual design;

30%  Series of prototypes;

50%  Final design & presentation.

Program Resume (get program detail)

  1. Introduction to DMI Projecto
  2. Brainstorming and bootlegging
  3. Benchmarking
  4. Project management
  5. Project proposal
  6. Project development and testing, stage 1 - low fidelity prototype
  7. Project development and testing, stage 2 - high fidelity prototype
  8. Project development, stage 3 - final
  9. Project presentation 
  10. Final report

Main Bibliography

Buxton, Bill. Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann, 2007.
Moggridge, B. Designing Interactions. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006.
Norman, Donald. The Design of Everyday Things. New York: Basic Books, 2002.
England, Elaine, and Andy Finney. Managing Interactive Media: Project Management for Web and Digital Media. Fourth Edition. Harlow: Addison-Wesley, 2007.

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