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This unit provides an introduction to theories, approaches, methods and applications of Interaction Design. It will introduce you to contemporary interaction design approaches and enable you to competently conduct user studies and co-design approaches, formulate conceptual design solutions and evaluate the outcome of design interventions with regards to usability and user experience.
In order to effectively design interactions between different types of technology and devices, and human experiences, you will need to understand fundamental principles, approaches and methods of interaction design. This unit provides you with foundational skills and knowledge that teach all aspects of the interaction design lifecycle and produce high-fidelity conceptual and applied designs that address the identified problem space.
This unit aims to provide you with a fundamental understanding of theories, approaches, methods and applications of Interaction Design. The aim is to equip you to competently address a given design context and formulate conceptual design solutions as well as evaluate the outcome of design interventions with regards to usability and user experience.
On completion of this unit you should be able to:
Understand the foundational principles of interaction design and user-centred design including the design and execution of user studies, the formulation of design goals and conceptual designs.
Employ practical skills for the production of low- and high-fidelity interactive prototypes, including using sketching, wireframing and interactive prototyping approaches.
Explain and implement approaches that evaluate design outcomes against established design goals, the design context and best practice interaction design guidelines.
Overall, this unit will include an introduction to user study methods, prototyping at different levels of fidelity, basic evaluation approaches and introduce theoretical foundations of participatory and co-design.
Through lectures and practical classes we will support your learning by addressing content such as:
This unit combines theory and practice. Lectures provide the fundamentals for your learning and are supported by presentations, online and video-resources, demonstrations of interaction design and contextualisation within the field of design. You will have access to selected readings, handouts and case studies via the Blackboard site for this unit. In tutorials you will develop key practical skills in interaction design. These hands-on sessions consist of problem-based learning activities and supervised practical workshop sessions where you explore and apply concepts.
QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.
A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.
A list of resource materials for this subject will be provided on the subjects Blackboard site.
All students and staff are required to complete the Tier 1 CIF General Health and Safety Induction for access to campus buildings and facilities. This must be completed online.
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