CSC8008 : Information Systems (Inactive)
CSC8008 : Information Systems (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2023/24
- Module Leader(s): Dr Paul Ezhilchelvan
- Lecturer: Dr Jan Smeddinck
- Owning School: Computing
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
|European Credit Transfer System|
Modules you must have done previously to study this module
Pre Requisite Comment
Modules you need to take at the same time
Co Requisite Comment
To introduce the idea of user-centred interaction design.
To give an understanding of human issues in interaction design.
To emphasise the importance of evaluation of designs.
To introduce the fundamentals of database system design and use.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module will be taught in two parallel themes.
The Interaction Design theme addresses:
Usability, Accessibility and Cognitive Dimensions.
The Data handling theme addresses topics such as:
XML representation of data
Intended Knowledge Outcomes
To be able to recognise the rationale for usability and accessibility principles
To be able to discuss critically the physical, social and legal issues that affect interaction design.
To be able to identify and chose from the variety of tools and techniques available
To have knowledge and understanding of top-down and bottom-up approaches to database design
To have knowledge and understanding of models, processes and techniques used in database design
Intended Skill Outcomes
To be able to apply the principles, tool and techniques of interaction design to real world situations.
To be able to construct and critique entity-relationship and relational models
To be able to apply normalisation techniques
To be able to use SQL for data definition and manipulation
To be able to use standard SQL implementations (mySQL)
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||50||1:00||50:00||Lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||62||0:30||31:00||Revision for end of Semester exam & exam duration|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||55||1:00||55:00||Lecture follow-up|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||16||1:00||16:00||Practicals|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||11||1:00||11:00||Coursework|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||37||1:00||37:00||Background reading|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will be used to introduce the learning material and for demonstrating the key concepts by example. Students are expected to follow-up lectures within a few days by re-reading and annotating lecture notes to aid deep learning.
This is a very practical subject, and it is important that the learning materials are supported by hands-on opportunities provided by practical classes. Students are expected to spend time on coursework outside timetabled practical classes.
Students aiming for 1st class marks are expected to widen their knowledge beyond the content of lecture notes through background reading.
Students should set aside sufficient time to revise for the end of semester exam.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||180||1||A||60||Scenario based exam|
|Report||1||M||20||Interaction design coursework. 2,000 words max.|
|Practical/lab report||1||M||20||Databases coursework (12 hours)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
In the written examination the questions will assess fundamental knowledge and understanding of theory and
application of material presented in lectures.
The coursework develops practical experience of the techniques discussed in lectures.
Study abroad students considering this module should contact the School to discuss its availability and assessment.
N.B. This module has both “Exam Assessment” and “Other Assessment” (e.g. coursework). If the total mark for either assessment falls below 40%, the maximum mark returned for the module will normally be 40%.
Past Exam Papers
Original Handbook text:
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