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Human Factors for Interaction Design (11054.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment


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  • Semester 1, 2019, ONLINE, BRUCE (192009) - View
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This unit introduces students to core concepts of interaction design with specific focus on human factors. It allows students to examine physical, cognitive, cultural and social factors related to the target user groups, and its affect on users' behaviour and design solutions.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify and critique how physical, cognitive, cultural and social factors of target user groups affect their behaviour;

2. Apply empirical research methods and methodologies to investigate the human factors behind the term 'user'; and

3. Gain in-depth knowledge of fundamental concepts, theories and principles related to human factors as it applies to designing interactive artefacts.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of on-campus lectures and studio based interactive learning activities (problem based learning) per week.





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