In the second year of the Bachelor’s Creative Technology you will deepen your knowledge and skills. In the first module, module 5, you get to choose a specialisation: Smart Technology or Interactive Media. In the following modules, you will deal with themes like Intelligent Interaction Design, Business & Entrepreneurship, and the sending, processing and visualising of Big Data.
This module is an elective module: you get to choose between Smart Technology and Interactive Media. The subjects in these two sub-modules vary, but both will offer you fundamental knowledge of tools you will frequently use when you carry out your profession.
How does Artificial Intelligence work, and how do you apply it? What do we need in order to improve AI? Which factors should you consider in the interaction between people and technical systems? In this module, you will design low fidelity and high fidelity prototypes of an interactive, intelligent system and evaluate it with potential users.
Next to that, you will also learn the main AI techniques concerning search, Bayesian networks and machine learning. You will practice these skills and learn to implement algorithms in an object-oriented programming.
Always wanted to know how big firms introduce radical, ground-breaking innovations to the market? Or how entrepreneurs turn a fantastic idea into their own startup? Then this module is just your street. In this module you will discover that entrepreneurship is more than starting up a company. That it is primarily about a specific mindset. In this module, you learn basic entrepreneurial theories, models and skills. You develop a(social/sustainable) business idea into a business. You will also validate your idea and prototype with (potential) customers. Next to that, you will learn to understand which external (e.g. international) environmental conditions are important for an innovative organization. In this course you will experiment with entrepreneurship and innovation with cases of existing companies as well with “your own” start-up. After all, your design will never reach the production stage without a positive, properly developed business plan! You will also learn how to design a good questionnaire and experiment and how to analyse data gathered from potential customers. Furthermore, you will discover ethics and philosophy of technology.
Module 8 is the last module in CreaTe in which you will work in groups with fellow students. It centres around the Hybrid Worlds project, in which you will build an installation that showcases the interplay between the physical world and the digital world using an interactive data physicalisation. You will, for example, might come up with an interactive installation, such as a table-top screen that can display a three-dimensional, colour-lit bar chart presenting the migration flows in a given country.
In this module you will draw on all the knowledge and skills you acquired in previous modules. The goal is to use and process data from various sources, and to present them in a physical, interactive installation. Supporting elements in this module are:
- Data-Driven Applications: databases and the handling of (big) data;
- Data Visualisation: visual representations of big data;
- Internet Technology: data protocols and data handling;
- An extension course on either Smart Technology (bio-signals and medical electronics) or Interactive Media (combined with Data Visualisation).