Introduction to Interaction Design (11655.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter 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.
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Assumed knowledgeBasic knowledge of image creation software.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||Online||Dr Ben Ennis Butler|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Ben Ennis Butler|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||01 June 2021||On-Campus||Dr Ben Ennis Butler|
|2021||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 3||18 October 2021||On-Campus||Mr James Young|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Online||Dr Ben Ennis Butler|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Ben Ennis Butler|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2022||On-Campus||Dr Ben Ennis Butler|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 3||17 October 2022||On-Campus||Mr James Young|
Unit readings will be available on UC Learn (Canvas).
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Please note that this unit does not apply the 5% penalty per day; please see the special assessment items below for details.
Special assessment requirements
This unit has substantial opportunities for feedback and self-assessment, and so students who have fully participated in the unit activities are unlikely to fail. In some cases, resubmission of a failed assignment will be possible if the assessment item can feasibly be brought up to a pass level. A typical example might be an assignment that fails due to a missing component that can readily be supplied in a resubmission. The maximum grade for a resubmitted assessment item is 50%. Resubmissions are given at the discretion of the unit convenor and must be applied for in writing (via email) within one week of the assessment grade being released.
All extensions must be applied for in writing to the unit convenor no less than three days before the due date of the assignment, and preferably well before this.
Extension requests should state the reason the extension is being requested (unless the basis for an extension is part of adjustment advice from inclusion and welfare), and provide a proposed submission date. Students should not assume an extension will be automatically granted.
In this unit, we encourage you to be proactive about your work, to recognise early if you are not going to be able to meet a deadline and to negotiate an extension if necessary. We feel this is a much more authentic approach to dealing with deadlines. As a result, this unit does not apply a penalty of 5% per day and instead applies a pass/fail policy on late assignments.
Late assignments are assignments that are handed in after the due date and time or after an agreed extension date. Assignments submitted less than seven days late will be marked on a pass/fail basis (maximum grade of pass, 50%) and will not be provided with any written feedback. This provides a strong incentive to get it in on time or negotiate an extension. Assignments that are more than one week late will be deemed to have not been submitted and will receive a non-complete (NC) grade.
This policy is designed to encourage students to take ownership of their work and time commitments, while also allowing for some flexibility. We feel it is far better (and more typical of real work conditions) to seek an extension well before the due date than to hand in a late assignment. We appreciate that there needs to be some flexibility, but we expect all students to manage their time and to keep their tutors informed of any issues with their progress.
Completing this unit in an intensive mode over Winter will be challenging if you do not attend the scheduled tutorials. It is your responsibility to engage with the tutorials, the Canvas content and any other materials provided to you. There may be significant independent learning required outside of scheduled class time.
The tutorials follow a design studio structure, where formative feedback is given on assessment items, therefore attendance within the tutorial times is crucial to succeeding in this unit.
Required IT skills
Basic computer literacy. There is no assumed knowledge in this unit, however, some of the tasks may be time-consuming as you learn a new set of skills.
This unit may involve meetings in real-time using the Virtual Room in UCLearn or Zoom. To participate in these you will need a microphone and ideally, a camera. More information will be available on UC Learn (Canvas).
You may require access to some Adobe Creative Cloud programs to complete this unit successfully. Access to the required software is provided in on-campus computer labs only. If you are studying remotely you will be required to purchase an Adobe CC subscription. Student discounts are available, please see the Adobe website for details: https://www.adobe.com/au/creativecloud/buy/students.html
Work placement, internships or practicums