Civic Computing Intervention
Rhedir gan School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
20.000 Credyd neu 10.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Prof Jonathan Roberts
The application of computers are widespread. Coding is used to develop and control systems in all walks of life. There is much benefit to society through computers, artificial intelligence, smart computing, devices, internet of things, and so on. Computer programming can work for good, and developers can create appropriate, useful, and positive systems. Developing from programming, technologies and other modules within the computing curriculum, the aims of this module are:
- To understand the role of, issues with, and opportunities for the application of technology solutions to benefit and have positive impact in city and society.
- To analyse a particular situation, and apply knowledge to solve this challenge, and create an appropriate technological intervention, to construct, market/advertise and deliver an appropriate intervention.
- To deliver a creative intervention for society; understanding and considering requirements, design ideas, implementation, and delivery of a system, technological solution, or instillation.
- To evaluate and reflect on the intervention.
Indicative content includes:
- Research skills and requirements gathering for a creative computing intervention. Understanding the civic environment, role of industry and academia in the city and society. Models of requirements gathering and comprehension of the need; differences between show-and-tell and show-and-do. Civics, social environment issues.
- Ethical, professional and social implications of creative interventions. Empathy with challenges in city and society. Understanding the 6 virtues (wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence). Profit vs. non-profit interventions. Types of intervention. Positive and negative impact.
- Creative communication. Effective communication, perception and communication design skills (advertising, branding and sales).
- Design of an effective technological intervention. - Making, measuring and delivering impact. Implications for future policy and research. Good deeds,
- Implementation of the intervention (including asset creation, planning, delivering and crafting it).
- Strategies for validation, evaluation and reflection of intervention.
Equivalent to the range 60%-69%. Is able to analyse a task or problem to decide which aspects of theory and knowledge to apply. Solutions are of a workable quality, demonstrating understanding of underlying principles. Major themes can be linked appropriately but may not be able to extend this to individual aspects. Outputs are readily understood, with an appropriate structure but may lack sophistication.
Equivalent to the range 70%+. Assemble critically evaluated, relevent areas of knowledge and theory to constuct professional-level solutions to tasks and questions presented. Is able to cross-link themes and aspects to draw considered conclusions. Presents outputs in a cohesive, accurate, and efficient manner.
Equivalent to 40%. Uses key areas of theory or knowledge to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module. Is able to formulate an appropriate solution to accurately solve tasks and questions. Can identify individual aspects, but lacks an awareness of links between them and the wider contexts. Outputs can be understood, but lack structure and/or coherence.
Identify, explore and interpret a real-world problem, and its context, that could be solved by a creative technological intervention.
Reflect upon, critically evaluate and appraise, and defend the decisions made, for the chosen and implemented intervention.
Compare and contrast alternative solutions to the identified problem, and sketch and illustrate and design, different possible interventions, and subdivide the solutions into individual steps and prepare and present the particular design solution.
Construct a suitable computing intervention, and run/deliver the designed solution.
|GWAITH CWRS||Technical design, demonstrating careful research and plan of intervention||
Present technical design, demonstrating careful research, and a plan to create the intervention. Considerations of and implications for ethical and responsible design.
|GWAITH CWRS||Delivery and demonstration of chosen intervention||
Presentation and delivery of the chosen intervention.
|GWAITH CWRS||Critical reflection and quantitive evaluation||
Critical reflection and quantitative evaluation written as a report on decisions that have been made, the designs and outputs, as well as the intervention itself.
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
Lectures over theory, processes and methods.
|Practical classes and workshops||
Practical classes, discussion. Both student led and guided.
Self study, consideration of alternatives, design, planning, creation and implementation of intervention, reflection and writeup.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Ymwybyddiaeth o ddiogelwch - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch amgylchedd a hyder o ran cadw at reoliadau iechyd a diogelwch
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Rheloaeth - Gallu defnyddio, cydlynu a rheoli adnoddau (dynol, ffisegol ac/neu ariannol)
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Arweinyddiaeth - Gallu arwain a rheoli, datblygu cynlluniau gweithredu ac amcanion, cynnig arweiniad a chyfarwyddyd i eraill, ac ymdopi â'r pwysau sy'n gysylltiedig ag awdurdod o'r fath
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- Apply an understanding and appreciation of continuous improvement techniques
- Solve problems logically and systematically;
- Assess and choose optimal methods and approaches for the specification, design, implementation and evaluation of engineering solutions.
- Systematically review factors affecting the implementation of a project, including safety and sustainability;
- Plan, budget, organise and manage people and resources;
- Agree objectives and work plans with individuals;
- Appreciate the importance of designing products with due regard to good laboratory practice, health and safety considerations and ethical issues.
- Access and synthesize information and literature sources;
- Use both verbal and written communication skills to different target audiences;
- Communicate proposals persuasively and respond positively to feedback;
- Analyse and display data using appropriate methods and mathematical techniques;
- Demonstrate familiarity with relevant subject specific and general computer software packages.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the need to work safely and comply within relevant legislative and regulatory frameworks;
- Have an appreciation of moral, ethical, financial and environmental issues that may need to be considered when practicing as an engineer.¬†
- Knowledge and understanding of facts, concepts, principles & theories
- Analyse if/how a system meets current and future requirements
- Deploy theory in design, implementation and evaluation of systems
- Recognise legal, social, ethical & professional issues
- Recognise risk/safety for safe operation of computing equipment
- Development of general transferable skills
- Deploy systems to meet business goals
- System Design
Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/ice-3009.html
- Paper: Positive Psychology Progress Empirical Validation of Interventions, tidsskrift for norsk psykologforening 2005 • 42 • 874–884
- The Leaders guide to impact. Mandy Fling, Elisabet Hearn, FT publishing.
- Nudge, nudge, think, think. Experimenting with Ways to Change Civic Behaviour. Peter John et al. 2011. Bloomsbury Academic
Cyrsiau sy’n cynnwys y modiwl hwn
Gorfodol mewn cyrsiau:
- GW49: BSC Creative Technologies year 3 (BSC/CT)