Multiplatform Design - 2018

Unit summary

DIG23

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment - Investigation (25%) , Presentation (40%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 820.00
HECS 820.00
International 1,070.00

Modes of communication and information delivery channels continue to grow and evolve at a rapid pace - from the single channel medium of print through to more interactive digital pathways, forged by the internet, mobile, interactive experiences and emerging technologies. This unit helps students to understand key considerations when designing for multiple platforms across various channels. Students will develop skills to develop flexible design solutions that can be effectively adapted to emergent technologies in different modes, work collaboratively in developing conceptual displays and communicate design solutions effectively.

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

  1. analyse user-focused design problems in relation to technological developments
  2. create and communicate design solutions
  3. evaluate a proposed design solution and iterate upon it to deliver an enhanced user experience while maintaining congruence with the project's multiplatform design objectives
  4. collaborate effectively in a group production environment to evaluate and present conceptual prototypes.
  • Assignment — Investigation (25%)
  • Presentation (40%)
  • Project (35%)

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.

NumberTopic
1Digital Media and technological change
2Future technologies
3Science Fiction as a roadmap for future designs
4Human needs and desires as a driving force for design
5Emotional Design
6Disruptive / Enabling Technologies
7Startups
8Designing for multiple platforms

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Blogs
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Study Guide
  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  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.

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