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User-Centred Design

Undergraduate | RMI-CPT112 | 2024

Focus on improving experiences and engagement for end-users. Adopt a design first approach to create meaningful, useful and functional interfaces. Apply user-centred design to develop interactive systems considering people’s abilities and limits.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

User-Centred Design

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

    1. analyse users’ needs, usability goals and user experience goals of a small-to-medium-sized software application
    2. understand the components of a design plan and apply user-centred design process from requirement gathering to user studies and evaluation
    3. critically analyse usability of sample interfaces and identify key features that make an outstanding user-centred interface, and evaluate the usability of a small-to-medium-sized software application
    4. create a ‘usability checklist’ that enhances the usability of a web or mobile application, in order to summarize and explain usability concepts, relevant alternatives, and decision recommendations to your peers and IT specialists
    5. apply software and paper prototyping tools to design user interfaces that take into account human capabilities and constraints, users’ needs, usability goals and user experience goals
    6. synthesize the design and evaluation of various components of user interface effectively in teams in and peer-review team members’ works and contributions.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Stable broadband connection required to access online learning materials and live chat sessions/recordings. (note: mobile broadband users may have difficulties participating in live chat sessions) Unrestricted broadband access to use online prototyping tools such as Invision an advantage.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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