Course Title: Create user interfaces

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: VART6061C

Course Title: Create user interfaces

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6102 - Advanced Diploma of Business (Public Relations)

Course Contact : Sally Parrott

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5175

Course Contact Email:sally.parrott@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Contact Alain Grossbard

Course Contact Phone +(61 3) 9925 5522
Course Contact Emailn alain.grossbard@rmit.edu.au

Murray Chapman (e57004)
murray.chapman@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

A person who applies the skills and knowledge outlined in this unit works to technical and creative specifications provided by a user interface designer or other designers.

There is scope for individual creativity because a person in this role is expected to generate a range of design options that respond to concepts documented in design specifications. However, these ideas need to demonstrate a sound understanding of user-centred design principles, as well as comply with standards that apply to the specific platforms on which the user interface will be run.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFDIG403A Create user interfaces

Element:

1. Clarify project requirements

Performance Criteria:

1. Use design specifications in consultation with relevant personnel to clarify the target user, audience and purpose of interactive media products
2. Obtain samples of text content and media assets to be integrated into user interfaces
3. Determine file output format for delivery platform of interactive media products
 

Element:

2. Generate ideas

Performance Criteria:

4. Research interactive media product user interfaces, designs, images, artwork and other creative sources that may inspire design ideas
5. Obtain other relevant information that may influence or be incorporated into design ideas
6. Determine need for copyright clearance and identify potential for fair use of copyright material
7. Obtain and record copyright clearance if required
8. Use sketches and concepts in specifications as the basis for generating range of design ideas that are technically feasible and provide creative solutions to all design issues
9. Present interface design ideas to relevant personnel for discussion and feedback
 

Element:

3. Plan approach

Performance Criteria:

10. Select final design, incorporating feedback from relevant personnel as required
11. Identify range of appropriate industry-standard graphics software
12. Discuss and select graphics software with relevant personnel to ensure selection meets specified outcomes
13. Explore range of typographical and visual design elements that could be used in development of interface designs
 

Element:

4. Produce user interfaces

Performance Criteria:

14. Use graphics software to develop structure for user interfaces based on final design concepts
15. Source or create and integrate all graphic interactive components
16. Apply visual design and communication principles to the development of user interfaces
17. Ensure that user interfaces meet the principles of user-centred design and relevant standards
18. Ensure that user interfaces enhance the display of digital content
19. Document styles for text and presentation for use in style sheets and templates or themes
20. Save user interfaces in an appropriate output format that satisfies technical parameters in consultation with relevant personnel
 

Element:

5. Evaluate user interfaces

Performance Criteria:

21. Review user interfaces to assess effectiveness of creative solutions, appropriateness to the user and audience, and technical feasibility
22. Discuss and confirm with relevant personnel additional requirements or modifications to the overall design and undertake any necessary amendments
 


Learning Outcomes


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to create a user interface for an interactive media product.


Details of Learning Activities

  1. Practical activities
  2. Case studies
  3. Class discussion
  4. Brainstorming sessions
  5. Software worskshop session
  6. Assessment development workshops.


Teaching Schedule

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018th JulWeek 1  (1) Course Induction
• Course delivery and assessment details
• Course support documents
• Online learning environment
• Grading
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Extensions
• Feedback
• Privacy
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities
(2) Pre-Training Review
• Includes skills analysis and Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
(3) Course Overview
 
0215th Jul Identify and clarify project requirements and design specifications – identify purpose, text samples, determine output format for delivery platform 
0322nd JulIdentify and clarify project requirements and design specifications – identify purpose, text samples, determine output format for delivery platform (cont.) 
0429th JulIdea generation – research interfaces, copyright, concept sketches including functional areas and design specifications 
055th AugIdea generation – research interfaces, copyright, concept sketches including functional areas and design specifications (cont.) 
0612 AugPlan approach – design selection, graphic software choice, explore typographical and visual design elementsAssessment 01 due
0719th AugPlan approach – design selection, graphic software choice, explore typographical and visual design elements (cont.)
  

Recap, revision and Task 2 overview
 
0826th Aug• Produce user interfaces - use software to develop structure for UI based on final design concepts
• Source or create and integrate all graphic interactive components
• Apply visual design and communication principles to the development of user interfaces
 
  Mid term break 2-8 Seept 
099th Sept Produce user interfaces - use software to develop structure for UI based on final design concepts
• Ensure user interfaces meet all design and relevant standards
• Document style using style sheets and templates
• Save UI in appropriate output format
 
1016th SeptProduce user interfaces - use software to develop structure for UI based on final design concepts
• Ensure user interfaces meet all design and relevant standards
• Document style using style sheets and templates
• Save UI in appropriate output format (cont.)
 
1123rd SeptEvaluate user interfaces
• Review UI to assess effectiveness, appropriateness to the user and audience and technical feasibility
Assessment 02 Due
1230th SeptEvaluate user interfaces
• Discuss and confirm with relevant personnel additional requirements or modifications to the overall design and undertake any necessary amendments
 
137th Oct

Students completing projects
in class practical sessions

 
1414th OctStudents completing projects
in class practical sessions
Assessment 03 Due
1521st Oct

Students Workhops

Assessment resubmissions

 
1628th OctNo classes - Resubmissions only 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 


 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Please refer to your Learning and Assessment tool.


Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments, journals, presentation and written or test. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
 


Assessment Tasks

This course is delivered and assessed in conjunction with RMIT course code VART6060C Design User Interfaces.

Assessment 1 – Group – Due Week 6

Instructions:
• This assessment is a group assessment and will entail identifying project requirements and drafting design specifications
• Students will be provided an assessment task in week 2
• The assessment is accessed through the BlackBoard / Assessments / Create User Interfaces Students MUST follow the outline provided
Marking Guide:
The marking guide is available on BlackBoard under Design User Interfaces

Assessment 2 – Individual – Due Week 11

Instructions:
• This assessment is an individual assessment.
• Students will be provided an assessment task in week 2
• The assessment is accessed through the BlackBoard / Assessments / Create User Interfaces
• Students MUST follow the instructions provided

Marking Guide:
The marking guide is available on BlackBoard under Create User Interfaces

Assessment 3 – Individual – Due Week 15

Instructions:
• This assessment is an individual assessment.
• Students will be provided an assessment task in week 2
• The assessment is accessed through the BlackBoard / Assessments / Create User Interfaces
• Students MUST follow the instructions provided

NB: Students are required to complete 3 tasks. All tasks must successfully be completed to be deemed competent in this unit. More detailed assessment sheets for each assessment task will be disseminated throughout course delivery.
Submission Requirements: All assessment tasks need to be submitted via Blackboard.
You should:
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available from the Student forms website.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.
 


Assessment Matrix

Full details on how this course is assessed against the Unit elements and performance criteria plus critical aspects of evidence can be found in the Learning and Assessment Tool available from your course teacher.
 

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