Gold CoastSession 1,2,3Session 1,2,3

Unit description

Focuses on designing the User Experience (UX), applying principles of psychology including cognition, perception and graphic design. Using prototyping tools, development and animation environments, students will design and develop interactive online content and simple interactive web-based applications. UX specialists are in high demand for web and mobile applications.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to the User Experience
Topic 2: User Interface Design Principles
Topic 3: Psychology of UX
Topic 4: Human Perception, Colour
Topic 5: Building animation
Topic 6: Building interactivity
Topic 7: Designing immersive games
Topic 8: Development approaches
Topic 9: Multi-platform design
Topic 10: User-centred design
Topic 11: Designing for reusability
Topic 12: User testing & evaluation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

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Session 2

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Session 3

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Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Practical skills30%
Practical skills40%
Exam: closed book30%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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