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Programming Natural User Interfaces PG (8891.3)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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    • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (185495) - View
    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (182282) - View
    • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (166274) - View
    • Semester 2, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (151432) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (146770) - View

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    This unit examines object-oriented programming and design patterns for building advanced natural user interface (NUI) applications. Topics covered in the unit include: evolving human-computer interaction, new and intuitive ways to interact with computers, NUI components (multi-touch, face- and voice-recognition, movement sensors, gestures, etc.), programming NUI applications using Android tablet SDK, MS Visual Studio, MS Expression Blend, XNA, Kinect SDK and Surface SDK.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successfully completing the unit, students will be able to:

    1. Understand the basics of NUIs;

    2. Understand how NUIs are formed and represented;

    3. Understand the concepts of fundamental theories in NUI;

    4. Write programs for performing NUI tasks;

    5. Choose appropriate NUI techniques to solve real-world problems;

    6. Understand the relationships between NUI and fields such as biometric recognition, artificial intelligence and pattern recognition;

    7. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of NUI programming techniques; and

    8. Use NUI components for implementing applications in MS Visual Studio, MS Expression, MS XNA, MS Kinect SDK and MS Surface SDK, and have the confidence to handle the real-world NUI programming problems.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    5 hours per week in Summer semester 3 hours per week in normal semester mode.


    8995 Software Technology 1G.



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