Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme:Bachelor InterMedia
Type of degree:FH BachelorĀ“s Degree Programme
 Summer Semester 2022

Course unit titleBest Practice Analysis
Course unit code025217044012
Language of instructionEnglish
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is deliveredSummer Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week2
Year of study2022
Level of course unit (e.g. first, second or third cycle)First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated3
Name of lecturer(s)Benjamin MIATTO

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content

On the basis of selected practical examples, it will be analyzed which tasks have been dealt with with which solution models, what has proved successful in the respective solution models and where the practitioners would have chosen different ways afterwards.

The selected examples correspond to the tasks that the students work on.

Learning outcomes

The students know various best-practice examples for an effective design solution in complex areas that correspond to the objectives and are able to assess these.

The students can

  •  determine and evaluate corresponding solutions on the basis of an existing task.
  •  use the knowledge of their field obtained through best practice analyses.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • Presentation of selected practical examples by institutions and companies
  • Research projects of the students on concrete tasks from the presented examples
  • Discussions and summary of the learned in short notes
Assessment methods and criteria

Immanent examinations



Recommended or required reading
  • Kelley, Tom; Kelley, David (2013): Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All. London: Collins.
  • Yee, Joyce (2913): Design Transitions: Inspiring Stories. Global Viewpoints. How Design is Changing. Amsterdam: BIS Publication. Angelika Simma-Wallinger Best Practice Analysis SoSe 2020
  • Wheeler, Alina (2009): Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team. Hoboken: NJ Wiley. 
  • Martin, Peter; Karczinski, Daniel (2004): Branding Interface: Gespräche über Markenkommunikation von morgen. München: Stiebner Verlag.
  • Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Bauer, Erwin K.; Mayer, Dieter (2008): Orientation & Identity: Portraits of Way Finding Systems | Porträts internationaler Leitsysteme. Wien: Edition Angewandte.
  • Walter Bohatsch, Mark Gilbert (2007): Continuously. Salzburg: Verlag Anton Pustet
  • Erler, Johannes (2014): Hallo, ich bin Erik: Erik Spiekermann, Schriftgestalter, Designer, Unternehmer. Berlin: Gestalten Verlag.
  • Baur, Ruedi (2001): Integral, Ruedi Baur et Associés. Zürich: Lars Müller Publisher.
  • Baur, Ruedi Intégral (2008): Antizipieren, Hinterfragen, Einschreiben, Irritieren, Orientieren, Übersetzen, Unterscheiden. Zürich: Lars Müller Publisher.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face course with compulsory attendance

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