Design Futures and Emerging Technology - DIGM6430

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2022 to 2023.


This module is concerned with social and cultural transformations brought about by the rapid developments of digital technologies. It will introduce case studies of major technological developments and their impact on culture and society. Topics will include: the digital divide, cybercrime, surveillance, automation and AI, virtual communities and identity in the age of the internet.


Contact hours

22Contact hours
128 Private study
Total Hours 150

Method of assessment

(20%) Team Presentation – 10 minutes per student
(70%) Research paper of 2,500-words - individual.
(10%) Contribution to the seminars

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1 Describe major developments in societal studies of science and technology and understand their societal impact
2 Critically reflect on, analyse and evaluate current and future impact of digital technologies on culture and society
3 Apply a critical approach to the use and misuse of digital technologies
4 Present their research findings


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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