User Interface Design


Introduces design and analysis methods for user interface design. Relevant perceptual psychology is introduced, and guidelines for user interface design are derived. Design methods are discussed and analysis of interfaces by experimentation on humans is described. The subject includes a large practical project in which the students engineer a user interface.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically examine user interfaces over all aspects of technology

2. Implement best practice ideas in designing for the user

3. Become familiar with the techniques of data collection, analysis and interpretation

4. Understand and employ metrics used in evaluating and assessing design

5. Position their knowledge and skills against current social and ethical concerns

6. Develop expertise necessary for successful completing a project in a group environment


  1. Introduction to Goal-Directed and Scenario-Based Design.
  2. Principles of interaction design.
  3. Analysis and Specification of user interfaces.
  4. Prototyping techniques and processes.
  5. Quality Assurance and Testing for user interfaces.
  6. Practical experience in analysis methods for user interfaces.
  7. An introduction to Voice User Interfaces.

Assumed Knowledge

SENG1120 and SENG2130.

Assessment Items

Project: Project

Report: Assignment 1

Presentation: Project Presentation

Report: Assignment 2

Formal Examination: Formal Examination *

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Research Awareness

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must obtain 40% in the final exam to pass the course.

Contact Hours


Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term