IS10030 Information Design

Academic Year 2019/2020

This module introduces students to the principles of design, presentation, and communication of information. It focuses on information design principles, methods and modes of presentation, basic data manipulation and analysis, artistic and innovative representation of information, information visualisation and data storytelling. The module provides a foundation of the theory and practice of information design and presentation. It aims to develop an understanding of design principles and increase critical awareness of information design techniques.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of data and information produced and consumed in day to day life employing visual means.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of information design and related theories and principles.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of basic data analysis and manipulation skills.
4. Employ basic tools and technique for information design and visualisation.
5. Develop an information centric design story.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
In addition to covering the theoretical aspects of information design and data visualisation, this module encourages real-life hands-on practices using creative methods, to put the theory into practice and bring the learning to life. Teaching in this class includes lectures, tutorials, active and task-based learning, problem-based learning, and creative thinking and practices. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.  
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Project: Individual final project Week 12 n/a Graded No


Journal: Graphic Journal Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Assignment: Description for final project Week 7 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Dr Bahareh Heravi Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Loise Macharia Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.  
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Thurs 16:00 - 16:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Tues 12:00 - 12:50
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 30, 32 Tues 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 2 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 30, 32 Tues 15:00 - 15:50
Tutorial Offering 3 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 30, 32 Wed 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 4 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 30, 32 Wed 12:00 - 12:50
Tutorial Offering 5 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 30, 32 Thurs 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 6 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 30, 32 Thurs 14:00 - 14:50