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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

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. Introduction to resources for user interaction

2. Typography

3. Graphical communication

4. Light and colour

5. Design aspects, principles, elements and philosophies

6. Interface design

7. Planning documentation – scripts and storyboards

8. Introduction to audio and video

9. Digital audio editing

10. Digital video editing

11. Using resources to optimise the user experience

12. Digital media on the net

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
1provide documentation and rationale for using digital resources within interactive applicationsCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
2describe how content, purpose and end users can impact on design of text, graphics, audio, video and interface elementsCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
3integrate function and aesthetics into user interfaces in accordance with cultural and contextual suitabilityCreativityCultural competence
4evaluate and determine screen layouts for user interfaces and content presentation to optimise the user experienceKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate the appropriate use of text, graphics, audio, video and interface elements to optimise the user experience CreativityKnowledge of a discipline
6describe and utilise the important storage formats for text, graphics, audio and videoKnowledge of a discipline
7use appropriate hardware and software to capture, create and manipulate digital resources.Knowledge of a discipline

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

  1. provide documentation and rationale for using digital resources within interactive applications
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. describe how content, purpose and end users can impact on design of text, graphics, audio, video and interface elements
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. integrate function and aesthetics into user interfaces in accordance with cultural and contextual suitability
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. evaluate and determine screen layouts for user interfaces and content presentation to optimise the user experience
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate the appropriate use of text, graphics, audio, video and interface elements to optimise the user experience
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. describe and utilise the important storage formats for text, graphics, audio and video
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  7. use appropriate hardware and software to capture, create and manipulate digital resources.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

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 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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