Interaction Design Studio (DECO2200)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit introduces principles of interface and interaction design through design projects. Students will develop technical as well as methodological skills for designing and developing interactive products and services. Elements of interaction design including menus, screen design, motion, animation, graphics design, and sound integration 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 mark-up languages for enabling dynamic content and interactive designs, e.g. ActionScript, HTML, and JavaScript, through tutorial exercises; understanding of different types of user interaction, with an emphasis on traditional interfaces, but including innovative methods of interaction. The unit builds on knowledge of image design and foundational digital media design techniques introduced in the Digital Design Studio, integrating and applying this knowledge in the context of interactive media and interaction design understanding. The unit develops interaction narrative, engagement, curiosity and design methods using the computer interface. It lays the groundwork for scripting interactivity using web-based and standalone technologies. This is a core studio in the Bachelor of Design Computing.

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Classes

Lecture 1 hr/wk, tutorial 2 hrs/wk, studio 3 hrs/wk

Assessment

Design projects (75%); tutorial activities (15%); participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

DECO1100

Prohibitions

DECO2102, DECO1200

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