Internet Interactivity Design - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Pre-production document (30%) , Assignment 2 - Interactive prototype (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

This unit sees the execution of an interactive website based on a specific topic or subject. Students will develop fundamental skills in the use of current web technologies to design engaging and meaningful interactive elements for their websites. Students will explore fundamental principles of user interactivity for web, engage in web experience development and focus on the development of design solutions for online interactivity.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. identify methods of interaction between a user and a website
  2. appreciate that effective design for interactions can be achieved by conserving quality over abundance
  3. concisely teach users how to navigate and use the interactivity of a website in one page
  4. develop strategies to integrate different design elements together into a suitably designed website presentation
  5. design consistent interactivity for the user that is relevant to the content presented to the user
  6. develop basic understanding on the use and implementation of interactive web technologies.
  • Assignment 1 — Pre-production document (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Interactive prototype (30%)
  • Assignment 3 — Final website (40%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • NED35 — Internet Design - Interactivity

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Defining Interactivity
2Interface Design for Interactive Elements
3Usability in Interactivity Design
4Navigation Concepts
5Advanced Layout Themes
6Background Design
7Icons and Logos in Web Design
8Aesthetic Effect
9Usability Testing
10Universal Accessibility

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Print based materials

  • Study Guide

Online materials

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  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

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  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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