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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

1. User experience and the design of interactive applications

2. Design Thinking and user-centred design

3. User Interfaces for the web

4. User Interfaces for interactive applications

5. Designing effective feedback and interactivity

6. Designing for different types of applications 

 
 

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:
1apply User Experience principles and industry-standard design patterns to the design of web pages and interactive applications
2apply Design Thinking processes and user-centred design and evaluation methods to meet user requirements
3produce and present documentation to effectively communicate interactive application designs
4design effective interactive prototypes using multimedia software and tools

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

  1. apply User Experience principles and industry-standard design patterns to the design of web pages and interactive applications
  2. apply Design Thinking processes and user-centred design and evaluation methods to meet user requirements
  3. produce and present documentation to effectively communicate interactive application designs
  4. design effective interactive prototypes using multimedia software and tools

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report - evaluation of an existing app / website 10%
Project30%
Project60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report - evaluation of an existing app / website 10%
Project30%
Project60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report - evaluation of an existing app / website 10%
Project30%
Project60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report - evaluation of an existing app / website 10%
Project30%
Project60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report - evaluation of an existing app / website 10%
Project30%
Project60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report - evaluation of an existing app / website 10%
Project30%
Project60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report - evaluation of an existing app / website 10%
Project30%
Project60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report - evaluation of an existing app / website 10%
Project30%
Project60%
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.

Fee information

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