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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.

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
1produce design storyboard documentation for interactive web applicationsIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
2design and develop intuitive, user-friendly interactions and navigation for interactive web applicationsIntellectual rigourCreativity
3produce logic, flowcharts and pseudo-code for interactive web applicationsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4implement standard assignment, logical and control expressions in interactive web applicationsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5develop an interactive web application using an appropriate development toolIntellectual rigour
6apply User Experience principles in the design of web applications.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. produce design storyboard documentation for interactive web applications
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. design and develop intuitive, user-friendly interactions and navigation for interactive web applications
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  3. produce logic, flowcharts and pseudo-code for interactive web applications
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. implement standard assignment, logical and control expressions in interactive web applications
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. develop an interactive web application using an appropriate development tool
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  6. apply User Experience principles in the design of web applications.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

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Teaching and assessment

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Fee information

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