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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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ITIA9 Game Project 10 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Information Studies and Interactive Media
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Information Sciences
Curricula 2012 – 2015
ITIA22 Game Design Workshop 5 ECTS

General description

This study module introduces students to the nature of game design methods and processes. The study module presents skills and practices needed in understanding game development and games as designed artefacts.

Learning outcomes

After completing the study module, the student is able to:
- understand the game industry ecosystem and outline the special issues in game development
- identify different forms and practices in commercial and non-commercial game development
- understand the importance of iteration for game development
- generate, concretize, transform, develop, test and document game ideas in a short time period
- act as part of production team and understand different production roles
- understand the role and relevance of creativity and ideas for game development
- identify and apply the basics elements of usability, playability and user experience within the context of game development
- to use models, tools and methods for design and evaluation in game development


Game industry ecosystem; game production roles; game design goals and practices; game genres and design conventions; games as systems; game experience; innovation and creativity in game design; game ideation; game ideation methods and the role of ideas for the production; conceptualization techniques for games; iteration in game development; prototyping; game testing; evaluation methods; usability and playability in games; usability and playability heuristics in games; documentation in game design process.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
In English
Written exam 
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

- Fullerton, T. (2014) Game Design Workshop. 3rd Edition. Morgan & Kaufmann.
- Anthropy, A. & Clark, N. (2014) A Game Design Vocabulary. Exploring the Foundational Principles Behind Good Game Design.
- A Selection of Articles

Belongs to following study modules

School of Information Sciences
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Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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