User-Centred Design & Evaluation

GAM30004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


50 Credit Points Level 2 units



Aims and objectives

User-Centred Design & Evaluation provides a comprehensive understanding of the design of interactive multimedia, with particular emphasis on accessible, ubiquitous, engaging and immersive interfaces. Students will examine a range of interactive interfaces and develop methodologies and practices for their evaluation through research and practical study. After completing this unit of study students are expected to have a theoretical and critical knowledge of the principles of interaction and associated heuristics. This subject is also designed to develop generic skills that are applicable to a broad range of disciplines and contexts.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Reflect on the relationship between technology, society, culture and history.
2. Formulate arguments concerning the relationship between technology and civilization.
3. Integrate and apply knowledge from specific fields and disciplines such as media ecology, aesthetics, software heuristics, user-centred design and phenomenology in the evaluation of technical objects.