Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
One of FIT1045, FIT1048, FIT1051, FIT1053 or equivalent
FIT3063, FIT2016, FIT3033
This unit explores the underpinning theories, principles and practices of interface design to achieve usable 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.
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
Examination (2 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%
Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:
Advanced computer science
Mobile apps development