DM2571 Future of Media 10.0 credits

Framtidens medier

Through theoretical knowledge building within a current area in media technology, combined with practical elements and projects, the students are trained for future independent project within technical innovation and development. The course integrates students' expertise in different areas of media technology through the study of problems of such a nature that they demand a mix of different competencies in order to be solved.

  • Educational level

    Second cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

  • Subject area

    Computer Science and Engineering
  • Grade scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 14 for programme students

Autumn 13 for programme students

Learning outcomes

After the course the students will be able to:

• demonstrate detailed knowledge of the principles of  the structure and functioning of a media technicogical system

• analyze, compare and evaluate different aspects of complex media technology products or systems

• contribute to new knowledge in media technology through generalization, analysis and synthesis

• propose, explain and defend the design solutions for complex media technology products or systems

• actively be involved in change and development of media technology products or systems

• participate in and effectively manage large media projects in which different skills and interests are represented

• in dialogue with others make oral and written presentations and discuss conclusions to media technological problems and solutions in Swedish and English.

Course main content

The course is heavily project- and problem-oriented in its pedagogical approach. The course takes place in conjunction with business and educators, researchers, graduate students and technical staff. The chosen topic of the year determines the other elements to be included in the course. Earlier topics in the course have for example been "the future of the book", "the future of computer games" and "the future of television". The course will alternate with seminars, group tutorials, literature studies, field visits etc.

Eligibility

Prerequisites

Eligible are those who have read the Media Technology program required courses and have completed at least one specialization.

Literature

Will be announced at least 4 weeks before course start at course web page.

Examination

  • LIT1 - Literature, 3.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 7.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see: http://www.kth.se/csc/student/hederskodex/1.17237?l=en_UK.

Requirements for final grade

The course will be examined mainly by

  • oral and written presentations during the course race
  • different types of prototypes, mock-ups, illustrations of the visions, scenarios, etc.
  • a presentation of the project to a wider audience at the end of the course
  • one book chapter per project group.

Depending on the topic of the year, other examination forms also occur.

There are parts in the course that has compulsory attendance.

Offered by

CSC/Media Technology and Interaction Design

Contact

Daniel Pargman, e-post: pargman@kth.se

Examiner

Björn Hedin <bjornh@kth.se>

Daniel Pargman <pargman@kth.se>

Supplementary information

This courses replaces DM2570 Content and Expression in Media from the year 2011/2012.

Version

Course plan valid from: Autumn 11.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 11.