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DECO2014: User Experience Design Studio

This unit introduces students to principles and methods relevant to the user experience design of digital products and services. Students will develop an understanding of the concept of 'user experience' and how it extends to other design practices, such as user interface design and interaction design. Students will learn about methods for designing the user experience in a range of different contexts, such as mobile devices, wearables, and interactive environments. The studio will give students an opportunity to apply the principles and methods of user experience design in the context of a design project. At the conclusion of the unit students will have a well-developed understanding of methods for gathering user requirements and translating requirements into design solutions that emphasise the user experience of the final product.

Code DECO2014
Academic unit Design Lab
Credit points 12
(DECO1006 or DECO2016) and DECO1015

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. apply research methods appropriate to the exploration of ill-defined problems
  • LO2. develop a clear design brief from exploration of an ambiguous problem area
  • LO3. apply principles of user experience design to a complex design project
  • LO4. develop and prototype advanced interactive digital experiences
  • LO5. document and communicate design concepts/processes in a professional manner
  • LO6. demonstrate an understanding of the concept of 'user experience'
  • LO7. work effectively and productively in teams.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.