User Interface and Experience Design - 2018

Unit summary

DIG21

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Case Study (25%) , Presentation (45%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,169.00
HECS 1,169.00
International 1,419.00

Understanding the profiles, needs and contexts of end-users is integral to designing an effective and engaging user experience. In this unit, students will learn fundamental principles of user-interface and user-experience design. Students will have the opportunity to apply these concepts to case scenarios in web, mobile, apps/games as well as other interactive experiences, including emergent digital technologies.

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

  1. analyse the diversity of user's personas and examine how designed interfaces shape the user experience
  2. distinguish user experience design principles and identify current practices as applied to digital design
  3. evaluate a given problem and propose a design solution that engages new technologies
  4. modify and iterate upon the designed solution for an enhanced user experience.
  • Case Study (25%)
  • Presentation (45%)
  • Project (30%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Note: Level 2 units normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 units or other relevant experience.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction to UX and Usability
2Psychology and Experience
3Principles of Visual Design
4User Research Methods
5User Research Analysis & Modelling
6User Scenarios & Experience Maps
7Information Architecture & Concept Ideation
8User Interface Design & Wireframes
9Prototyping
10User Testing

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Blogs
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • 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.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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