Final Group Project

This course is part of the UBC Certificate in Biomedical Visualization and Communication.

The capstone project of the UBC Certificate in Biomedical Visualization and Communication integrates and applies the skills, processes and learnings you acquired in Foundations – Seeing, Listening, Communicating, Human Structure and Function, Managing Creativity and User Experience Design.

The project consists of creating a design proposal and prototype for a true-to-life client with a biomedical visualization and communication need. It is up to the students to determine the media and the design best suited for the delivery of a clear prototype using engaging visualization and a communication strategy. This project offers students an opportunity to collaborate with the greater community, including organizations external to UBC, clinical partners and researchers.

Students are expected to complete the projects as a group using the communication and interpersonal tools they have gained the previous two terms. Each group is responsible for creating and managing their own workflow and setting weekly goals. Weekly check-ins with their instructor are mandatory. Projects are due by term end, and are expected to be an accurate biomedical concept.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • access and use the social and visual communication tools needed to excel as a biomedical communicator
  • work effectively in teams as serial collaborators.

The course deliverable is a project proposal and prototype. These are assessed with a rubric that evaluates how each group is able to integrate and apply the knowledge acquired in the preceding four courses.

Deliverables include:

  • final project design documentation
  • project goals and objectives
  • research methods
  • project journey journal and ideation
  • prototype iterations
  • final product design and instructions
  • prototype – this can be either a “paper prototype” or a minimally viable product (MVP)
  • final team presentation – the team can choose which media to use for this
  • peer review to assess the collaboration and management of group

Course Outline

Week 1: Introduction to the Project

Weeks 2–11:  Team Work and Weekly Check-ins with Faculty Supervisors

Week 3: Final Project Presentation and Reflection

Course Format

This course is 100% online, and is hosted on the learning management system Canvas. Students can expect to participate in daily working group sessions and scrums, and a weekly video check-in with their instructor. Virtual group project presentations will take place at the end of the term.

This course is part of the UBC Certificate in Biomedical Visualization and Communication.

Available Sessions

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Sep 13-Dec 16, 2021 | Online | $0.00

Format: Online
Code: GA015F21O
Sep 13-Dec 16, 2021
12 sessions


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