Course

Fundamentals of Interaction Design


Course code BIT792

This online course will provide the you with an introduction to the theory underlying interaction design and interactive products. You will acquire the practical skills needed to develop a critical appreciation of the techniques, tools and theories that influence the design of interactive products in everyday use.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 7  
    Credits 30 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.25  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    Trimester 3 enrol by 21 Oct 2018 to start 29 Oct 2018
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Trimester 3 2018 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $1,248 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $3,853 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully completed this online course will be able to

  • Explain the fundamental of interaction design (ID) and ID terminology
  • Describe the different techniques for involving users in the design of interactive products
  • Explain the importance of iteration, evaluation and prototyping in interaction design
  • Evaluate a range of practical issues involved in developing interactive products
  • Evaluate interactive products employing appropriate techniques
  • Produce a low-fidelity prototype for an interactive product based upon a simple list of interaction design principles

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.