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Session1,3
Session1,3

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Focuses on developing User Experience (UX) enabling students to design and develop interactive web-based applications. This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills to analyse different types of interactivity, apply UX design principles and practices, determine the best development approach and create quality interactive applications.

Unit content

Topic 1: Developing interfaces and feedback
Topic 2: Working with JavaScript
Topic 3: Building a theme with JavaScript
Topic 4: Modular development/reusable code
Topic 5: Using game engines and other frameworks
Topic 6: Design specification documentation
Topic 7: Game design
Topic 8: Program development strategies
Topic 9: User-centred designs
Topic 10: User-centred customisation methods
Topic 11: User testing
Topic 12: Human-Centred Evaluation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe and demonstrate different types of user interaction, feedback and user accessibility within interactive applications in the context of the User Experience
2 build documentation using design tools such as flowcharts, storyboards and pseudocode for complex user interactions
3 design and develop intuitive, user-friendly user interface and interaction designs in accordance with UX design principles
4 design and develop an interactive application to meet design specifications for different user groups, considering accessibility and featuring a variety of interactivity and feedback
5 analyse and adapt appropriate program development strategies and practices to develop modularised user-centred interactive web applications
6 integrate user-centred design methodologies into the development of a product and explain how this can impact the software development life cycle
7 evaluate and design methods of user-centred testing appropriate to determine effectiveness and user acceptance.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe and demonstrate different types of user interaction, feedback and user accessibility within interactive applications in the context of the User Experience
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  2. build documentation using design tools such as flowcharts, storyboards and pseudocode for complex user interactions
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. design and develop intuitive, user-friendly user interface and interaction designs in accordance with UX design principles
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  4. design and develop an interactive application to meet design specifications for different user groups, considering accessibility and featuring a variety of interactivity and feedback
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  5. analyse and adapt appropriate program development strategies and practices to develop modularised user-centred interactive web applications
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  6. integrate user-centred design methodologies into the development of a product and explain how this can impact the software development life cycle
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  7. evaluate and design methods of user-centred testing appropriate to determine effectiveness and user acceptance.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

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