Refer to the specific census and withdrawal datesfor the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
One of FIT2001, FIT2027, IMS2805, CSE2200 or equivalent
CSE3030, FIT2016, FIT3033, GCO3814, IMS2403, IMS3470, MMS2403
This unit provides a detailed understanding of the underpinning theories, principles and practices of interface design for computer-based systems. It examines issues in the design of system interfaces from a number of perspectives: user, programmer, designer. It explores the application of the relevant theories in practice. The unit will cover topics such as methods and tools for developing effective user interfaces, evaluation methods such as the conduct of usability and heuristic evaluations, design of appropriate interface elements including the design of menus and other interaction styles. The unit will also focus on designing for a diverse range of users and environments.
At the successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
Examination (2 hours plus 30 minutes reading and noting time): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%
Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising: