Short Title:Interactive Design
Full Title:Interactive Design
Module Code:DESG H3002
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Author:Deirdre Kennedy
Module Description:The aim of this module is to enable students to develop a sophisticated set of interactive design methodologies that they can apply to the production of an interactive title in Semester 6. Students will also learn how to design a real-world project, including developing a detailed social media strategy. In tandem, students will learn professional motion design using industry-standard software.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Develop and use a suite of professional design methodologies to produce a detailed blueprint for an interactive title
LO2 Utilise design principles and industry standard software to create a motion design project
LO3 Apply principles and methodologies to design an interactive title
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Design processes for interactive media
Develop and use professional design methodologies in concept development, content structure and narrative development, flowcharting, storyboarding, interface design, visual design and scheduling to produce a detailed design document for a portfolio site.
Motion Design
Principles of motion graphics, history of motion design and title sequences, visual design, learning industry standard software
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Using design methodologies and AfterEffects software, create a motion design project 2 45.00 Week 11
Project Through workshops and tutorials, produce a design document for an interactive media title 1 45.00 Week 13
Practical/Skills Evaluation Motion design practicals 2,3 10.00 Ongoing
No End of Module Formal Examination

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips 2008, Graphic Design The New Basics, Princton Architectural Press
Recommended Book Resources
  • Hillman Curtis 2002, MTIV: Process, Inspiration and Practice for the New Media Designer, 1st ed Ed., New Riders Press
  • Edward Tufte 1997, Envisioning Information, Graphics Press
  • Robert Jacobson and Richard Saul Wurman 2000, Information Design, MIT Press
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources