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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

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. Introduction to resources for user interaction

2. Typography

3. Graphical communication

4. Light and colour

5. Design aspects, principles, elements and philosophies

6. Interface design

7. Planning documentation – scripts and storyboards

8. Introduction to audio and video

9. Digital audio editing

10. Digital video editing

11. Using resources to optimise the user experience

12. Digital media on the net

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.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 provide documentation and rationale for using digital resources within interactive applications
2 describe how content, purpose and end users can impact on design of text, graphics, audio, video and interface elements
3 integrate function and aesthetics into user interfaces in accordance with cultural and contextual suitability
4 evaluate and determine screen layouts for user interfaces and content presentation to optimise the user experience
5 demonstrate the appropriate use of text, graphics, audio, video and interface elements to optimise the user experience
6 describe and utilise the important storage formats for text, graphics, audio and video
7 use appropriate hardware and software to capture, create and manipulate digital resources.

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

  1. provide documentation and rationale for using digital resources within interactive applications
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  2. describe how content, purpose and end users can impact on design of text, graphics, audio, video and interface elements
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. integrate function and aesthetics into user interfaces in accordance with cultural and contextual suitability
    • GA2:
    • GA7:
  4. evaluate and determine screen layouts for user interfaces and content presentation to optimise the user experience
    • GA4:
  5. demonstrate the appropriate use of text, graphics, audio, video and interface elements to optimise the user experience
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  6. describe and utilise the important storage formats for text, graphics, audio and video
    • GA4:
  7. use appropriate hardware and software to capture, create and manipulate digital resources.
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

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