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MMDE13-373: User Experience Design


User experience design (UXD) is a multidisciplinary area encompassing the design, evaluation and application of usable and effective technology in an enjoyable manner. The crux of such an experience is a layering of visual and programmatic design techniques beginning at the user interface, proceeding through a digital device (be it a desktop computer, mobile phone or smart watch) and ending at the server. The aim of this subject is to build on students' knowledge and skills in digital media design and web design to the theories, techniques, ideas and models involved in designing and building user-friendly, responsive and interactive online experiences.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

Learning outcomes

1. Understand fundamental concepts and principles of the user experience and server-side architecture, and be able to communicate these through design.
2. Critically assess user experiences and interfaces of web-based applications and websites using the practical and theoretical concepts featured in the subject.
3. Understand server-side scripting languages such as PHP and SQL for the purpose of designing, developing and managing websites and interactive applications.
4. Understand fundamental database design practices and data structures for storing and retrieving data in websites and interactive applications. Students should also understand how to connect to external data sources and peripherals.
5. Design, build and manage an interactive website or application and apply industry standard practices for user experience design, interface design and database management.
6. Understand fundamental management and security/authentication practices for the administration of a website or web-based interactive application.
7. Understand how to incorporate fundamental visual design principles to create well designed websites and interactive applications.

Enrolment requirements

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  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start14/01/2019
Cancellation 1?28/01/2019
Cancellation 2?04/02/2019
Last enrolment27/01/2019
Last withdrawal?08/02/2019
Teaching census?08/02/2019