Design and Evaluation

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LCX008B05
Vaknaam Design and Evaluation
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Design and Evaluation
Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the course unit, students are able to (where the numbers in brackets refer to the Dublin descriptors cited in the Learning Outcomes of the Bachelor Programme Communication and Information Studies):

1. relate important questions about document design especially the design of instructive texts to central questions, theories and concepts in CIS research (1.1);

2. describe and analyse instructive texts employing theoretical models on document design (2.2);

3. evaluate instructive texts in a context of use through an iteratively designed evaluation method (2.4);

4. formulate design guidelines for instructive texts in line with the outcomes of researched issues in document design (3.2);

5. present coherent oral and written research reports according to academic guidelines (4.1).
Omschrijving In the Design and Evaluation course students are introduced to a method to analyse and evaluate the design of multimodal instructions consisting of pictures and text. Based on the course readings on document design and an initial analysis of a particular instruction, students will implement reusable objective methods for the description and evaluation of multimodal instructions.

The course will consist of two phases in which:
(1) a desk analysis developed and conducted to describe and analyse multimodal instructions (diagnosis). The results are processed quantitatively.
(2) an evaluation study is set up, tested, improved and conducted to investigate the quality of multimodal instructions (evaluation). Methods employed in the evaluation study include: Think Aloud Protocol (TAP) and questionnaires. The results are processed quantitatively.

Students first formulate expectations about problems users may encounter when processing a particular multimodal instruction. Subsequently, students develop and implement a method to comparatively analyse and test the effectiveness of multimodal instructions.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
(5 hoorcolleges, 7 werkcolleges)
Toetsvorm schriftelijke opdracht(en)
Vaksoort bachelor jr 2
Coördinator dr. I.F. van der Sluis
Docent(en) dr. I.F. van der Sluis , N. van der Velden, MA. ,dr. L. van Poppel
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
A number of Texts and articles made available on the student portal pages of the course.
Entreevoorwaarden Access to year 2.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 2 semester I a intm
Ba Communicatie- en Informatiewetenschappen  (Internationale Track) 2 semester I a verplicht
Ba Communicatie- en Informatiewetenschappen  (Nederlandse Track) 2 semester I a verplicht
Facultaire Minor Communicatie- en Informatiewetenschappen 3 semester I a keuzegroep