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Module Detailed Information for [GEM1912A]
Academic Year : 2017/2018 Semester : 2
Correct as at 30 Mar 2018 04:27

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Module Information
Module Code :
GEM1912A IVLE
Module Title : Jr Sem Special Topics: Humanising Technology
Module Description : The late Steve Jobs, former CEO of the Apple company, has been credited with ‘humanising technology’: recognising that technology design needs to be sensitive to human characteristics. In this Junior Seminar, students will be exploring various ways of thinking about the relationship between the ‘technical’ and the ‘human’. What can these tell us about the organization of social life, and how (if at all) do they contribute to the design of ‘better’ technologies? A central role will be reserved for ethnographic studies of technology-in-use – an academic approach that has gained traction with industry over the past decades. Students will also acquire hands-on experience of this approach by studying technology-in-use among friends, in the home, in the College/University, or workplace.
Module Examinable : -
Exam Date : No Exam Date.
Modular Credits : 4
Pre-requisite : Nil
Preclusion : UTC1112A GEM1912AX
Module Workload (A-B-C-D-E)* : 0-3-0-3-4
Remarks : Nil
* A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of laboratory hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week


Lecture Time Table
Class TypeWeek TypeWeek DayStartEndRoom
1 SEMINAR-STYLE MODULE CLASSEVERY WEEKTHURSDAY16001900TC-SR6,

Tutorial Time Table
Attention: The tutorial timetables could be updated from time to time. Students are advised to check regularly for the latest update on the change of tutorial timing.
No Tutorial Class or to be announced. Please check with the department offering this module.





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