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LUBS5312M Designing Information Systems

15 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Valentina Lichtner
Email: hcsvl@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

The module will provide you with an understanding on different approaches, methodologies and tools for developing information solutions and Information Systems in organisations in order to address practical management and business problems. The module will also cover the main research and theory on issues surrounding people issues, implementation and evaluation of Information Systems. You are expected to have some knowledge of Information Systems.

Objectives

This module aims to develop the skills and critical thinking that managers and innovative leaders need to create, evaluate and implement information solutions and Information Systems in organisations.

The module will draw on expertise from cutting-edge research in the areas of Information Systems in the Business School. Importantly, the module will examine the range of issues surrounding the design of Information Systems in organisations.

The module will provide students with an understanding on different approaches, methodologies and tools for developing information solutions and Information Systems in organisations in order to address practical management and business problems. The module will also cover the main research and theory on issues surrounding people issues, implementation and evaluation of Information Systems.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to critically evaluate:
- key theories and methodologies used for Information Systems development and the relevant issues
- the purposes of designing Information Systems in the context of current organisational challenges and information issues. Also taking into account global, cultural and ethical issues
- methods and challenges surrounding the development, implementation and evaluation of Information Systems
- current issues surrounding approaches to designing Information Systems
- current theories to the development of Information Systems

Skills outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:

Transferable
- Critical thinking skills
- Conduct research and evaluate findings
- Analyse real-world problems and formulate plans to solve them


Syllabus

Indicative content:
- Introduction to designing Information Systems: overview of the module, the history of Information Systems development and main concepts
- The digital firm and implications for design: the growing digitisation of firms and challenges for design
- Information challenges and Information Systems design: key contemporary challenges facing organisations
- Methodologies and approaches to designing Information Systems
- Traditional approaches to developing Information Systems
- Open-development and progressive approaches to designing and building Information Systems
- People themes: User perspectives, designing for end users, examination of user acceptance models
- Implementation of new systems: overview of major implementation challenges and management of change
- Evaluating Information Systems: overview of frameworks and models for measuring success of Information System and information solutions

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture112.0022.00
Seminar42.008.00
Private study hours120.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3,000 words coursework.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 24/09/2021

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