Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
    • Introduction to UX and Usability
    • Psychology and Experience
    • Principles of Visual Design
    • User Research Methods
    • User Research Analysis & Modelling
    • User Scenarios & Experience Maps
    • Information Architecture & Concept Ideation
    • User Interface Design & Wireframes
    • Prototyping
    • User Testing
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Print materials

      • Study guide
      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

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


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

Special requirements

No special requirements

Understanding the profiles, needs and contexts of end-users is integral to designing an effective and engaging user experience. In this subject, 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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  • Presentation (45%)
  • Case Study (25%)
  • Project (30%)

Textbooks are not required.

Textbook information is pending.

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