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Third cycle of studies in Information and Communication in Digital Platforms

General information

Official Code: 5591
Acronym: ICPD

Certificates

  • Information and Communication in Digital Platforms (180 ECTS credits)
  • Doctoral Course in Information and Communication in Digital Platforms (60 ECTS credits)

Courses Units

Narrative Design and Analysis and Interactive Games

ICPD034 - ECTS

Objectives:

- Promote understanding, analysis and discussion of various theories of digital storytelling and interactive games;Understand the concepts of ludology versus narratology;

- Promote the acquisition of knowledge in the game design development process;

- Promote understanding, analysis and discussion on the impact of video games on present society;

- Promote the ability to analyse and evaluate digital storytelling and interactive digital games;

Convergence Culture in the Mass Media

ICPD006 - ECTS

a) To reflect on the implications of the processes of convergence in the media in the social, cultural, political, etc. dynamics;

b) To understand the set of on going changes both in terms of technological, social and cultural challenges, whether of national and European policies;

c) To stimulate the accomplishment of the state of the art of media convergence of cultures, in the research area of each student;

d) To encourage individual and group discussions on the issue of media convergence of cultures.                  

Interaction Design and Analysis

ICPD0031 - ECTS

The purpose of this course is to build a theoretical framework centered on technological mediation, particularly in human-computer interfaces, to consolidate the proposed PhD project of each student. The contribution of this course should be developed according to several complementary perspectives and culminate in the following specific objectives:


i) survey of problem cases in contexts of communication and / or information determined by the theme of each PhD project;

ii) analytical evaluation of a sustained interaction problems of usability and accessibility heuristics appropriate to the context in question;

iii) identification of methodologies for conceptualizing the interface that the user reconciles the perspectives with assumptions of usability, accessibility and comfort cognitive;

iv) integration of knowledge acquired in the “state of the art” of the thesis project and in the methodological basis of doctoral work.

Participatory Media

ICPD0028 - ECTS

 

The goals of this curricular unit include:

• To understand the changes in the role of users towards media – from consumer to prosumer; from traditional media to participatory media;

• To identify the ways participatory media expresses, namely in the domains: education, information/journalism, citizenship, entertainment;

• To critically discuss the future of individual participation in the creation, sharing and consuming of content.

 

New Information and Communication Paradigms on Digital Platforms

ICPD0017 - ECTS

1. Update and deepen students' knowledge on key scientific and epistemological paradigms that influence current research in the area of Communication and Information Sciences;
2. Develop the knowledge and skills of students with the resources and tools to search, retrieval and sharing and communication of scientific information that are offered throughout the course.

Research Methods and Techniques

ICPD0015 - ECTS

- To know the fundamentals of scientific research.

- To develop a critical attitude of initiative when addressing issues that may be the object of scientific research.

 - To understand the strengths and limitations of various research methodologies in the Social Sciences.

 - To solve problems – to organize and to plan research - based on acquired knowledge.

Dissertation Project

ICPD0019 - ECTS Consolidate and apply knowledge concerning the methodology and techniques of research to a specific topic in the field of Communication and Information Sciences, resulting in the development of the project of the doctoral thesis.

Research Seminar I

ICPD0022 - ECTS
The main goal of this curricular unit is the identification of the PhD theme and the binomial tutor-student. 

Research Seminar II

ICPD0023 - ECTS Help the students to develop their thesis in a strong relationship with the thesis supervisor
Clarify conceptual and methodological questions, emerging from the objet of study 
Promote the realization the thesis into a period of three years, taking place at the end of the second year a Summer Doctoral Consortium (SDC) that is a very useful and efficient iniciative for this proposal

Thesis

ICPD0025 - ECTS To produce an original research, reasoned (theoretical and empirical work) and poured into an intelligible text within the standards of scientific writing;
To submit the work to a critical final assessment (the defense of the thesis before a jury)
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