Module assignment

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Photography Resources in a Digital Age



Group presentation: 5 December 2012.

Individual critique: 12 December 2012 .


The assignment for this module is in two parts. The first part is a group design exercise (70%). In the second part you will critically appraise your group's design (30%).

Part 1: Group design exercise

This is a collaborative design exercise. Your group are asked to design an online exhibition based on the content you have already amassed during this module. The exhibition is to be displayed in this wiki environment and it should include at least text and still pictures (although other media can be used as well at your discretion). Remember, an exhibition tells a story, so think carefully about who your audience are and how you are going to structure and illustrate your narrative to suit them.

The group presentation should explain who your design is for, demonstrate your final design, explain how you developed the design and what you learned when you tested it.

This assignment is not a test of your artistic ability and you will not receive marks for creating visual treatments that exceed the limitations of the wiki.

The final design will be presented and assessed via a group presentation at the end of the module. Your presentation should not be longer than 15 minutes. Please upload your presentation to the wiki and post a link to it here:

You will receive marks for:

  • Suitability of your design for your chosen target audience
  • Appropriate use of images and text within the Web delivery environment
  • Clear structure, narrative flow and clarity of expression of your group presentation
  • Effective collaboration and team work


Part 2: Individual critique

For this part of the assignment, (to be completed after the group design presentations) write a critical appraisal of your group's final design. To do this, explain the criteria you are going to employ, give your group design a mark out of 100, and justify the mark you have given the group design in terms of your criteria, assessing its strengths and weaknesses, with reference to research literature and your empirical findings.

Your appraisal should be presented as a written essay (word limit 1500 words not including references) with supporting images and multimedia files as necessary to illustrate your points. Please upload your essay to the wiki and post a link to it here.

You will receive marks for:

  • The appropriateness of the criteria you have applied.
  • The quality of your arguments.
  • Appropriate use of illustrations.
  • Correct and comprehensive referencing.

Uploaded Critique Assignments

Please upload your critique to the wiki and post a link to it here:

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