Course Title: Designing the User Systems Experience

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Designing the User Systems Experience

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ISYS1049

City Campus

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: John Lenarcic

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1605

Course Coordinator Email: john.lenarcic@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 80.08.42


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You are expected to have basic information technology skills including web browsing, e-mail, Windows based program usage, and the ability to use a word processor for report writing. You may be directed to amend your enrolment if requirements are not met.


Course Description

User experience design is an important part of information systems as it aims to facilitate the interactions between these systems and end-users to enrich their experience. In this course, you will learn how to design, implement, and evaluate user interfaces, interactions, and experiences.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Design and implement user interfaces that will satisfy users;
  • Design interfaces for the World Wide Web
  • Conduct practical evaluation sessions (usability testing).
  • Use a rapid prototyping toolkit;
  • Evaluate Internationalisation aspects of interfaces




Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities include lectures, tutorials and student-directed study. Lectures include theory on a wide range of topics relevant to information systems and business. Tutorials are designed to provide you with practical skills in designing, implemented, and evaluating user interfaces.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Resources that will assist you with your learning include notes, reference lists, library resources, computer laboratory and relevant software.

myRMIT is your gateway to your course site. This is where you will access:

  • Weekly lectures, prescribed readings, class activities and other course resources
  • Announcements and information about the course will be posted regularly on the site.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course is on the basis of the satisfactory completion of a set of tasks. The assessment tasks are aligned with the learning outcomes of the course and are designed to assist you in completing the course successfully. The assessment may include both individual and group work.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to the RMIT university assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document Assessment Policies and Procedures manual. The 1.2.4 Assessment Charter section of this document summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.