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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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify and explain the challenges of designing user-centred interactive experience in IoT Knowledge of a discipline
2apply appropriate methods and techniques to successfully design interactive technologies that engage users CreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3consider and use appropriate activities, context, multi-platform technologies for interactive system design Intellectual rigourCreativity
4design, develop and create user-centred interactive systems for IoT Intellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and explain the challenges of designing user-centred interactive experience in IoT
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. apply appropriate methods and techniques to successfully design interactive technologies that engage users
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. consider and use appropriate activities, context, multi-platform technologies for interactive system design
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. design, develop and create user-centred interactive systems for IoT
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

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

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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