Interactive Multimedia Design (DECO2102)


This unit introduces interactivity and multimedia through design projects. Students will develop technical as well as methodological skills for designing and developing interactive products and services. Elements of interaction design will be addressed for various media and platforms, including the Internet and mobile devices. Methods for interaction design that will be covered include requirement analysis, storyboarding, and prototyping. On the successful completion of this unit of study, students will have demonstrated: the application of knowledge of interaction design to a range of contexts, for the Internet and standalone media, through the design project; knowledge of narrative and engagement in non-linear interactive contexts through the design project; knowledge of scripting and markup languages for enabling dynamic content and interactive designs, e.g. HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, through tutorial exercises; understanding of different types of user interaction, with an emphasis on traditional interfaces, but including innovative methods of interaction.

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Lecture 1 hr/wk; tutorial 2 hrs/wk; studio 3 hrs/wk for 7 weeks


Design project (80%); tutorial activities (10%); participation (10%)

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DECO1002, DECO2002, DECO2200, DECO1200

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