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User Interface and Experience (9291.3)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate 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, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (191250) - View
    • Semester 1, 2018, ONLINE, BRUCE (176440) - View
    • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (176439) - View
    • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (176441) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, ONLINE, BRUCE (165345) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (165243) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (165346) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, FLEXIBLE, NSI-SL (165347) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, ONLINE, BRUCE (154564) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (156483) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154566) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, FLEXIBLE, NSI-SL (154567) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, ONLINE, BRUCE (147417) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (146164) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, FLEXIBLE, NSI-SL (146165) - View

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    Syllabus

    Originally conceived as a utilitarian control panel for office computing, the graphic user interface is today a rich creative medium, pervasive in our everyday lives. As a consequence, designers must create interfaces that are usable, reliable and also aesthetically engaging for an increasing range of devices and contexts. This unit examines these diverse forms and the cultures of practice surrounding their production and consumption. It equips students with the conceptual knowledge and practical skills required to devise and produce interface designs for a diversity of devices and contexts.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of interface design and production, and its historical origins;

    2. Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in the design and development of interface for a variety of contexts;

    3. Demonstrate applied understanding of usability and accessibility as they relate to interface design;

    4. Demonstrate expertise in graphic design technology; and

    5. Conduct research and analysis, and clearly communicate a rationale for design decisions.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Assumed Knowledge

    Foundational understanding of graphic design principles and practices. Competency with graphic design technology.

    Incompatible Units

    None

    Equivalent Units

    None



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