Gold CoastSession 1,2Session 1,2

Unit description

Equips students with the tools to design immersive interactive systems for the internet-of-things (IoT). Students will learn the difference between traditional user experience design and user experience in IoT. Students will be required to implement a small interactive system for pervasive and immersive user experience.

Unit content

Topic 1: User experience design for the internet-of-things (IoT)

Topic 2: Overview of IoT components (networks and things) and their effects on user experience design

Topic 3: Understanding people, activities, context and technologies

Topic 4: Product information and strategies

Topic 5: Interface and interaction design

Topic 6: Cross-device interactions and inter-usability

Topic 7: Interoperability

Topic 8: Responsible IoT design

Topic 9: Designing data visualisations for immersive interactions such as virtual reality

Topic 10: Iterative design: Prototyping and learning

Topic 11: Designing complex and interconnected products

Topic 12: Recent trends in user experience design

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

  • Rowland, C, Goodman, E, Charlier, M, Light, A & Lui, A, 2015, Designing Connected Products: UX for the Consumer Internet of Things, O’Reilly.

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Report (Analysing trends in user experience design) 30%
Assignment: Critique of interactive systems 30%
Case Study (Design and prototype) 40%

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

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