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Introduction to Interaction Design (11655.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment


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The aim of this unit is to provide students with an applied introduction to interaction and user-centered design. This will be achieved through the development of web-based prototypes that combine both theoretical concepts and practical methods. Students will learn how the principles of user-centered design are integral in the development of any form of interactive media. The unit will explore the role of the web as a tool for developing methods, skills and techniques that are transferable across a wide range of mediums. The practical application of these techniques will see students be required to learn basic coding through which to demonstrate the application of new skills and knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Recognise principles of interaction and user-centered design;

2. Identify methods, skills and techniques used in the production of interactive prototypes; and

3. Create interactive web-based prototypes using semantic HTML and CSS and communicate the design intent with rationale.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

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





Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge of image creation software.

Incompatible Units


Equivalent Units

11043 Introduction to Interaction and User-Centred Design.

Work Integrated Learning

Not Applicable

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