The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered

Course handbook


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.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2017.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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. Introduce students to guidelines for user interfaces.
  2. Introduce students to design methods for user interfaces.
  3. Introduce students to analysis methods for user interfaces.
  4. Provide students with practical experience in design methods for user interfaces.
  5. Provide students with practical experience in analysis methods in 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.