Study materials are published in Canvas and they include articles, handbooks, videos and other relevant materials.
The study unit covers contemporary visual research methods and their employment in design processes.
- The study unit consists mainly of independent work completed remotely
- Virtual meetings include lectures and student presentations, and employ group and collaborative learning
- Study materials include articles, videos and other relevant readings that are provided in Canvas
- The assignments are completed individually and remotely, and they include giving peer feedback
- Teacher feedback is provided on the short paper assignment
- Canvas and other relevant virtual tools are used as a learning, collaboration and communication platform
- Teacher guidance and communication takes place in/through Teams/Zoom in virtual meetings and in Canvas between meetings.
50% of the grade consists of the final presentation evaluation and 10% of its peer evaluation. Short paper evaluation forms 20% of the grade. Both assignments are numerically assessed. Four smaller assignments each create 5% of the final grade. The smaller assignments are assessed on pass/fail scale.
Completing the course requires 50% of the total score.
01.01.2021 - 31.07.2021
23.11.2020 - 14.02.2021
20 - 40
Korkeakouluyksikkö D /YAMK
Tarja Chydenius, Anna Salmi
Complementary competence, master’s studies in English (CYJ2), Generic studies
Laurea Virtual Campus
One ECTS reflects 27 h of student work on average. Five ECTS = 135 hours of work.
The student is able to
- understand the relationship between design and visual methods
- discover new ways of using visuals within the design process
- use different visual materials in multiple ways
- analyse visual material and gain understanding of the societal meaning of visuals
- critically reflect on limitations of visual material
Virtual meetings in Teams/Zoom
15.3. at 17-18 Kick-off
8.5. at 17-18 Short papers
27.5. at 16 - 19 Case presentations
Presence in virtual meetings required. They are based on group and collaborative learning. All times Finnish time.
Assignment return deadlines
18.3. ; 30.3.
7.4. ; 26.4.
10.5. ; 14.5. ; 17.5.
Students are able to: • diversely evaluate and develop their expertise in a target-oriented way • take responsibility for a community’s actions and their consequences • apply the ethical principles of the field in their work as experts and workplace developers • develop the operations and well-being of a work community • develop multidisciplinary communications and interaction in the workplace • generate new information and renew ways of working, • combining competence from various sectors • carry out international communications in their work and in developing operations.
Students are able to: • acquire, process, produce and critically evaluate information from the perspectives of different professions • make decisions with awareness of the individual, community and societal points of view • promote the fulfilment of equality ideals in the workplace • utilise information and communication technology in their work • build partnerships and networks• manage projects profitably • manage research, development and innovation projects and master the methods of R&D • operate in international environments
Students are able to: - assume responsibility for a community’s target-oriented learning• promote the fulfilment of sustainable development principles and social responsibility - manage socially impactful activities based on ethical values - manage and reform operations in complex and unpredictable operating environments - work in demanding expert tasks, in management positions and as entrepreneurs - develop customer-oriented, sustainable and financially - viable operations - predict the effects and opportunities of internationalisation in their field
The course is evaluated on scale H-5