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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Responsive Media
Module Code CM553
School School of Communications
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Declan Tuite
Semester 2: Declan Tuite
Autumn: Declan Tuite
Module TeachersDeclan Tuite
Miriam Judge
Andreas Aurelio Rauh Ortega
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module will develop a student centred approach to the technical knowledge and control of publishing to an online medium. This module will focus on end-user consideration and adding functionality to live web sites.Special attention will be paid to core and common objects and functions that will allow scalability & re-use. Site maintenance and structure will be focused on and methods introduced to allow students to develop sites of a standard that can be published successfully and reliably to multiple browsers and platforms. The web as medium will be addressed, including concepts of working within an online environment, open source access to information, sharing of resources and utilising online and printed source material. All work produced by students will be presented and maintained as live sites, which will be both viewable and accessible by the public. The module will concentrate on the delivering online media to browsers and not the software used.Attention to the re-use of core and common objects and functions will allow scalability A key focus of the module will be dynamic page creation and delivery- primarily server side scripting. Open source languages of PHP, JavaScript, XML & DHTML will be used. This will be complimented with an integration of client side scripting to enable students to produce web applications that perform their functions but also help the user.

Learning Outcomes

1. Plan a responsive app or environment for a profiled audience.
2. Apply the principle programming techniques in developing simple responsive applications and environments.
3. Develop generative media system or installation that can be published successfully and reliably.
4. Exploit data sets to generate mixed media visualisations and sonifications.
5. Control media via haptics and/or embodied movements

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture12Weekly Lecutures - theory/ case study based
Laboratory24Lab session practice based, feedback and problem solving exercises
Directed learning80Weekly class challange, problem solving exercises
Assignment Completion59assignment one - data driven generative media app
Assignment Completion75assignment one -Responsive media app
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Programming Essentials
Encapsulation / Inheritance /Instantiation /Polymorphism / Classes Independence

Working with Data Sets
Generate visuals and sounds via data sets to create responsive interfaces

Plan, design, test human input

Frameless environments
Design and develop responsive media for for environments beyond the screen

Generate media
Develop systems which leverage data sets and or bio information to generate and control media

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Digital Projectdata driven generative media app50%Week 12
Digital ProjectResponsive media app50%Week 7
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    GDEMEDGraduate Diploma in Emerging Media
    MSCEMMSc in Emerging Media
    Date of Last Revision31-MAR-06

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