Perform new course search

Search Filter

User Centred Design (8973.4)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced 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


  • UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2020 Semester 1 Mr   Tom   JAMES (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS
    2021 Semester 1 Mr   Tom   JAMES (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

Possible changes to your unit's learning activities and assessment items

For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

While the University has made efforts to ensure that Unit Outlines reflect a unit’s learning activities and assessment items, any changes to Australian Government directives because of the COVID-19 pandemic may require changes to these during the semester to ensure the safety and well being of students and staff. These changes will not be updated in the published unit outline, but will be communicated to you via your unit’s UCLearn(Canvas) teaching site. Any changes made will continue to meet the unit’s learning outcomes, as described in the Unit Outline.

Unit Outlines

To view your Unit Outline, click View to log in to MyUC and access this information, or visit your unit's online teaching site.

  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (194047) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (190813) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (176398) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (165232) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (156481) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154615) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145497) - View

If a link to your Unit Outline is not displayed, please check back later. Unit Outlines are generally published by Week One of the relevant teaching period.


This unit deals with the fundamental area of user-centred approach to design and design thinking. The unit introduces the history and scope of human factors in design and how this governs human interaction with our environment. The theory is applied to the design of products and services.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. understand the principles and practice of User Centred Design in the context of industrial design;

2. apply these to the design of products and services;

3. be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week





Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units


Equivalent Units


Print this page
Why choose UC

Perform new course search

Search Filter

Frequently Asked Questions