Course Title: Advanced Interaction Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Interaction Design

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2016


RMIT University Vietnam


345H Media and Communication


Viet2 2016


RMIT University Vietnam


370H Design


Viet1 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr. Ben Byrne

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3887

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 009 Level 05 Room 006

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

Course Learning Outcomes

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.

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, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources that are relevant to the focus of your own learning.

There are services available to support your learning, including the University Library and Study Support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.

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.