Interaction Design for Web

DDD20015 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23

Aims and objectives

This unit provides skills in interaction design for digital media design practice. Through practical tasks and critical exploration of the relationship between interaction design, design concept and software capabilities, students will extend their understanding of the constraints of particular web technologies and ways in which they drive design. Students will develop an in-depth designed outcome based on this understanding.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Evaluate the efficacy of mainstream and alternative Interaction Design practices by developing design prototypes.
2. Identify the potential and constraints of specific Interaction Design practices by documenting the ways in which they drive design outcomes.
3. Apply specialised Interaction Design processes and technical experimentation to the development of a Digital Media Design project.
4. Integrate conceptual development, technology, project resolution and stylistic decision making to a professional level in a Digital Media Design project.
5. Evaluate the Digital Media Design outcome based on principles of Interaction Design.