Course Title: Interactive Systems Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Interactive Systems Design

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1479

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

ARCH1479

City Campus

Undergraduate

370H Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Frank Feltham

Course Coordinator Phone: Please email

Course Coordinator Email: frank.feltham@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Please email

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Interactive Systems Design provides a practical introduction to the software, hardware, and digital protocols used increasingly within the industrial design field. You will examine different forms of interactive prototyping software providing you a firm foundation to integrate interactive digital technologies into future design projects.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

Apply analytical, critical, creative and strategic thinking to industrial design problems and research within complex and unfamiliar contexts and concerns.

Generate innovative approaches to design problems and solutions, with a criticality and openness to the perspectives and needs of others in a situation.

Articulate complex design ideas to diverse audiences through an advanced and adaptable repertoire of communication strategies and technologies.


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

1) Investigate and select appropriate devices and technologies for a given use case.

2) Create custom software prototypes that facilitate control over a number of input devices.

3) Evaluate the effectiveness and scalability of different hardware solutions as they relate to design briefs and specifications.



Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in practical learning supported by a range of face-to-face and/or online activities such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussions, and activities in specialist workshops and labs. The technical knowledge and skills you are to develop through practice in this course will require you to undertake and manage your own skills development in a self-directed manner.


Overview of Learning Resources

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

To effectively participate in coursework, either on or away from campus, you are advised to obtain (as a minimum) the following:

  • Drawing Supplies including visual diaries, pens, pencils, markers and ancillary products and consumables.
  • Personal Protective Equipment including protective eye-wear, ear plugs, a dust jacket, and closed toe safety shoes
  • Prototyping Supplies including a 150mm steel ruler, a high quality craft knife and ancillary products, materials and consumables.
  • Design and Documentation Equipment including a personal computer of an appropriate specification, course specific software, a digital camera and a mobile phone.

    When on campus you will have access to and will utilise the School of Design workshop facilities, specialist computer labs and software, and 2D and 3D printing facilities.

    Course specific resources such as readings, reference lists, access to specialist software, video demonstrations and class notes will be provided online.

    There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of 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 learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Appreciation, 10% CLO1

Assessment Task 2: Report, 20% CLO1, CLO2

Assessment Task 3: Presentation, 30%, CLO1, CLO2

Assessment Task 4: Prototype and Documentation, 40%, CLO1, CLO2, CLO3

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.