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Unit description

Examines the design and integration of text, graphics, audio, video and interface elements in interactive applications. This unit introduces students to screen design, interface design and user interaction as the essential elements to enhance the user experience in a practical, problem-based format.

Unit content

1. Overview of multimedia resources for user interaction

2. Typography, graphics, light and colour

3. User interface design principles, elements and philosophies 

4. Documentation, scripts and storyboards

5. Digital audio

6. Digital video

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify, plan and demonstrate appropriate use of text, audio and graphics to enhance common interface components and screen layouts
2integrate interaction design with aesthetics into user interfaces in accordance with cultural, contextual and technological suitability
3utilise applicable software and technologies to capture, create and manipulate digital resources
4apply appropriate media processing methods and/or techniques to optimise the user experience

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

  1. identify, plan and demonstrate appropriate use of text, audio and graphics to enhance common interface components and screen layouts
  2. integrate interaction design with aesthetics into user interfaces in accordance with cultural, contextual and technological suitability
  3. utilise applicable software and technologies to capture, create and manipulate digital resources
  4. apply appropriate media processing methods and/or techniques to optimise the user experience

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report10%
Practical skills40%
Project50%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report10%
Practical skills40%
Project50%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report10%
Practical skills40%
Project50%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report10%
Practical skills40%
Project50%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report10%
Practical skills40%
Project50%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report10%
Practical skills40%
Project50%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report10%
Practical skills40%
Project50%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report10%
Practical skills40%
Project50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

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