Advanced Interaction Design (DECO3005)


The objectives of the unit are to extend interaction design fundamentals learned in Interaction Design Studio (DECO2200) or Interactive Multimedia Design (DECO2102); to understand how humans interact with digital interfaces; to develop interface design that elicits engagement and interaction; and to develop an advanced knowledge of interaction design principles and methodologies. Students will develop further understanding of interaction design and develop strategies to apply this understanding to interactive design projects. The unit focuses on methodologies for interface and interaction design. Programming tools learned in previous units, such as HTML, Javascript, and Processing, will be used for creating interactive prototypes. Applications will be developed and deployed for different platforms, such as physical interfaces, mobile platforms, public screens. At the conclusion of the unit students should have a well-developed understanding of interaction design demonstrated through the design and implementation of an interactive product; an understanding of aesthetic design and usability principles applied to interface design eliciting user engagement and demonstrated knowledge of responsive media; and an understanding of technical methods to link content and external data (e.g. from sensors or online sources) to the interactive product.

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Lecture 1 hr/wk, Tutorial 2hrs/wk


Design project (90%); participation (10%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

DECO2200 or DECO2102



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