Course Title: Designing the User Systems Experience

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Designing the User Systems Experience

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2021


City Campus


665H Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain


Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023

Course Coordinator: Dr. Vince Bruno

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5784

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80 Level 8

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with the Course Coordinator.

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:   CLO 1: Evaluate UX issues for a variety of users, performing a variety of tasks, using a range of interfaces and interaction styles. CLO 2: Conduct a practical evaluation session for expert and formal usability testing techniques. CLO 3: Analyse UX for accessibility and internationalisation to support a diverse set of users. CLO 4: Identify and discuss UX activities across a development process. CLO 5: Critique future trends in UX to solve real world problems.


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.