14 weeks of teaching consisting of lectures and exercises.
Class sessions, consisting of lectures and exercises, take place on _____ and _______. Students are expected to attend the lectures and participate in the exercises.
The sessions for _______ will be structured as follows: _______, _______: Lecture, discussions, activities and exercises surrounding the lecture content, assigned readings, and assigned games.
The sessions for _______ will be structured as follows: _______, _______: Lecture, discussions, activities, and exercises surrounding the lecture content, assigned readings, and assigned games.
During some weeks, exercise sessions will not be formally conducted. On these occasions, students will either be assigned exercises to complete during their own time, or they will be expected to be working on their assignments/project. Writing blog entries and reading literature will form a part of the weekly learning activities. It is expected that all readings will be completed every week, as summaries and discussions of the readings will form a mainstay of every class.
The learning activities throughout the semester are structured such that students gradually work their way towards developing individual final prototypes. Leading up to the final prototype, students will carry out design research (i.e. applying design research methods convered in class on target players for the purpose of inspiring design concepts), and develop early prototypes based on the research, which will get refined over the course into what will eventually develop into the final prototype.
The final prototype that the students submit must be based on the design research and the earlier prototypes, and must represent the core mechanic and aesthetics of the envisioned game. This prototype will be assessed formally, and will count towards the students’ final grade, along with a written report.
By the relevant deadline dates below, students must hand in the following mandatory assignments to the teacher:
- __ October 2013: design research + physical prototype assignment
- __ November 2013: first digital prototype
In addition, students will be expected to write around 500 words a week in one or more blog posts detailing weekly progress, thoughts, and reflections. All of these blog posts will count as another mandatory assignment.
Failure to submit these assignments on time will mean that the student
concerned will not be eligible for the final exam.
In addition, students will be expected to regularly write blog posts
in their own blogs that they will set up for this course on topics
relating to their progress, readings, or other course material. Posts
should be between 250 - 500 words long. At the end of the semester,
students must hand in their 10 best blog entries alongside their other
Students will examined on the basis of:
- a final prototype / third digital prototype (to the exam office)
- a final report
- 10 blog entries
The assesment will be calculated as follows:
- 50% final prototype
- 40% report
- 10% blog entries
Each grading element will be evaluated with a 7-point marking scale.
The final grade will be a weighted average (according to ministerial
order and grading scale §13 - Ministerial order of grading scale and
other forms of Assessment of University Education (grading scale
Submission/completion of mandatory activities before xxx