Interface Design (IDEA9105)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of user interface design. Interface design is an important element of a human-centred design approach to the development of interactive computational systems. Students will learn about industry standard user interface design and usability principles and guidelines, based in visual design theory and visual perception. They will acquire practical knowledge through the application of tools and techniques for designing and evaluating user interfaces for web and mobile products. The unit increases awareness of good and bad design through observation and evaluation of existing technology, and develops appreciation of visual design principles and their impact on the user experience of interactive products. The knowledge and skills developed in this unit will equip students with the essential capabilities for working in the interaction design and user experience profession. This unit is a foundational core unit in the Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts program.

Further unit of study information

Classes

Tutorial 3 hrs/wk
Note: Mode of delivery is Intensive in a blended learning style. Contact hours are 18 hours face-face, with a minimum of on-line/self-directed learning of 17 hours. The student would then be required to commit to a further 3 hours per week at a total of 39 hours for assignments and preparation.

Assessment

Tutorials and participation (10%); three assignments (90%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Study this unit outside a degree

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.