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GAME13-374: Designing for Emerging Technology May 2017 [Standard]

General information

A distinctive feature of contemporary life is mobile, wearable and ubiquitous computing devices with their strongly interactive character that have become an integral part of our lives. These devices have a diversity of interfaces and functions that we use in our personal, social and public life. Fundamental knowledge and skills in not only the use of new technology but also the seamless integration of it with people’s current devices and lifestyles is essential for interactive media and games design students. This subject will deliver an agile curriculum designed to accommodate the fast pace of changing technology and embed independent learning principles to allow students to critically evaluate new technologies as they become available and incorporate them throughout their vocations.


Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:GAME13-374
Subject title:Designing for Emerging Technology
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:May 2017
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

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Workload items:
  • Computer Lab: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Laboratory
  • Computer Lab: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Laboratory


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  • Study Abroad Students

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Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Students will gain practical experience in the design, development and use of emerging technologies through analysis and creative approaches to tasks and activities.
  2. Students will further their critical thinking skills in algorithmic thinking and creativity with digital media through the design and development of emerging technology experiences.
  3. Upon successful completion of this subject, students will demonstrate leadership, teamwork and the ability to communicate as professionals with the goal of completing a complex project. By working in small agile teams, students will learn to communicate across technical and artistic domains and be required to create comprehensive documentation, reports and presentations.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*Class Participation Weekly Status Reports: Each individual student will be required to submit a weekly report highlighting job role, planned and completed work tasks and present at the weekly scrum meeting. (percentage weightings (4X5%) 20% Progressive 1, 2, 3.
*Class Participation § In-Class Practicals: Students will be required to research and experiment with three emerging technologies during the semester and working in small teams design, develop and present an interactive experience highlight the affordances and use of that technology. (Percentage weightings (3X10%) 30% Progressive 1, 2, 3.
Creative Piece § Assignment One: Design Specification: Students will be required to work in a small team to design a computer game integrating one or more of the emerging technologies explored during the semester 20% Week 9 1, 2, 3.
Creative Piece § Assignment Two: Final Presentation + Completed Game: Students will be required to work in a small team to develop and present the computer game design highlighted in assignment one 30% Week 13 1, 2, 3.
  • § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

Students are introduced to the course content, assessment requirements and emerging technologies they will be exploring during the semester. Students will be introduced to methods and tools to support agile cooperation and project management

Students will explore virtual reality and the technical and design requirements for designing virtual experiences including cognitive, physical, perceptual and functional affordance in virtual environments

Students will explore UX design patterns focusing on emerging technology and games

Students will explore augmented reality and the technical and design requirements for designing augmented real world experiences

Students will explore UCD patterns and methods to evaluate and assess usability

Students will be introduced to the theories of tangible, embedded and embodied interaction with a focus on emerging interaction interfaces

Students will be introduced to UI design patterns focusing on emerging technology interfaces

Students are required to work with their lecturer and team members to formulate a design experience incorporating one or more emerging technology devices. Weekly students are required to present work reports and SWOT analysis at the lecture and a plan of action for the week.

Student teams are required to present and demonstrate their assignment prototype and design process

Approved on: Mar 16, 2017. Edition: 2.1
Last updated: Apr 21, 2017.