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DECO2102: Introduction to Interface Design

This unit introduces students to principles and fundamentals of interface design in emerging technologies. Following a human-centered design approach, this unit of study provides students with an understanding of industry standard principles for user interface design. Students will gain practical skills for prototyping and testing interactive interfaces through the application of tools and techniques for a variety of different platforms. For example, students will learn how to create low-fidelity prototypes using wireframes for web and mobile user interfaces. The aim is to develop appreciation of visual design principles and their impact on the usability and user experience of interactive products.

Code DECO2102
Academic unit Design Lab
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. Plan, document and execute research with rigour;
  • LO2. Assess the requirements of an interface design problem and translate them into an actionable set of interface design tasks;
  • LO3. Understand and apply interface design principles and concepts;
  • LO4. Apply a variety of design approaches and techniques for ideation;
  • LO5. Use a variety of tools to prototype and develop interfaces;
  • LO6. Recruit participants and conduct usability evaluations on lo and hi-fidelity prototypes;
  • LO7. Present research findings and possible solutions;
  • LO8. Plan and document an interface design project;