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, animation, and graphics design will be addressed for various platforms, including the Internet and mobile devices. The unit builds on the design methods introduced in DECO1006 Design Thinking, such as user research, storyboarding, and prototyping. It allows students to develop an advanced understanding of these methods through applying them for a specific design context. Students will learn about methods for collecting user requirements, synthesising and visualising concepts, prototyping user interfaces, e.g. in the form of mobile apps, and evaluating prototypes. This is a core studio in the Bachelor of Design Computing and can be taken as elective by students enrolled in other programs (after completing the prerequisite unit DECO1006 Design Thinking).

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


Design Project(s) 90%; Participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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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.