Course Title: Advanced Interaction Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Interaction Design

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2016


RMIT Vietnam Saigon Sth Campus


345H Media and Communication


Viet2 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr. Ben Byrne

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3887

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: Email to make an appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of OART1014 Interactive Media 2


Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Further information:;ID=x94or0ccuu7k

Course Description

In this course you will explore advanced theory and principles of interaction design. You will evaluate the potentials of state-of-the art technologies to create interactive work that goes beyond the screen experience. The course will examine ways in which interaction design is informed by social and cultural issues. You will also use digital tools, systems, and environments to explore new modes of expression through interaction. This includes developing skills in software-based authoring environments. A focus of the course will be developing an iterative approach as you research, plan, document and build interactive prototypes.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon the successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Analyse and explain how interaction and experience design are integral to media content.
  • Research and evaluate the application of screen and non-screen based technologies to facilitate interaction.
  • Identify ways in which interaction design may be used creatively to address cultural and social issues.
  • Apply principles of interaction design and use development methods to produce creative solutions to interactive design problems.
  • Apply software scripting skills within authoring environments to realise interaction functionality.

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the discipline.
  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge and specific skills in media and communication, in which to base your professional practice or future study.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of face-to-face activities such as workshops, lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, class activities and individual research.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment may include projects, assignments, critiques, reports and presentations, individually and/or in groups.

Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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.

A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment Policy