User-Centred Design

COS20001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • 1 Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 Hours

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

2022 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

Results:
6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

Census:
31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

Results:
28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

Census:
2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22


Corequisites

Nil
 
Alternative Tertiary Entry Program: Students who have passed COS00003 are precluded from taking this unit and must select another unit in its place with advice from a Course Advice Specialist. 

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to introduce students to the concept of usability and the process of User-Centred Design as a method of achieving good usability outcomes in software development.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Apply an evidence-based approach to software requirements elicitation and specification.
2. Demonstrate an explicit understanding of software context of use (i.e., users, tasks and system environment) using a variety of models.
3. Design and build a prototype user interface according to software requirements and usability design principles.
4. Apply a variety of usability evaluation methods to evaluate and iterate user interface design solutions.
5. Describe and apply guidelines for professional practice in the ethical treatment of human research participants.
6. Implement and reflect on strategies for working in small groups.