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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Examines the design and integration of text, graphics, audio, video and interface elements in interactive applications. This unit introduces students to screen design, interface design and user interaction as the essential elements to enhance the user experience in a practical, problem-based format.

Unit content

1. Overview of multimedia resources for user interaction

2. Typography, graphics, light and colour

3. User interface design principles, elements and philosophies 

4. Documentation, scripts and storyboards

5. Digital audio

6. Digital video

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 identify, plan and demonstrate appropriate use of text, audio and graphics to enhance common interface components and screen layouts
2 integrate interaction design with aesthetics into user interfaces in accordance with cultural, contextual and technological suitability
3 utilise applicable software and technologies to capture, create and manipulate digital resources
4 apply appropriate media processing methods and/or techniques to optimise the user experience

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

  1. identify, plan and demonstrate appropriate use of text, audio and graphics to enhance common interface components and screen layouts
  2. integrate interaction design with aesthetics into user interfaces in accordance with cultural, contextual and technological suitability
  3. utilise applicable software and technologies to capture, create and manipulate digital resources
  4. apply appropriate media processing methods and/or techniques to optimise the user experience

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.