User-Centred Design

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

Duration

  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours face to face + Blended

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

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
7 Nov 22 - 12 Feb 23

Results:
7 Mar 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

Census:
2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
30 Dec 22

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Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

Results:
5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

Census:
31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


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.