Interaction Design Studio (DECO2200)


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. 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 and designing for engagement in various contexts. This is a core studio in the Bachelor of Design Computing.

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


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

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

DECO1100 or (DECO1014 and DECO1015)

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.