Module Title:Information Design
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lecture, tutorials, practicals. The strategy will primarily be to deliver the content through learning by doing, using individual, group work, analysis and comparison of visual media. Information design will be delivered through studio based scenario, with students working on various information based design projects.
Module Aim: To introduce the student to the area of information design. Develop an understanding of how information design operate within the field of visual communications. Gain theory and practical knowledge in the design of information and visualisation
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Be able to evaluate Key factors within the principles of visual storytelling, and demonstrate how to and design for these.
LO2 Visually communicate an understanding in the principles of information design, including the role and importance of hierarchy, layout, typography and emphasis
LO3 Be able to analyse models of visual communication and understand data and how to visualise information so it is effective for your chosen market
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Information design
Understand data, and visualisation of data. Understand hierarchy of information, type, colour, layout.
Visual Storytelling
Visualize and communicate critical information in conjunction with understanding how the end user digests information. applying the principles of visual storytelling
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Information Design based Project 1,2,3 100.00 Sem 2 End
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 36.00
Total Hours 72.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HWVCD_B Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Visual Communications and Design 6 Mandatory
CW_HWVCD_D Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications and Design 6 Mandatory