Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code VCD 102
Subject Name Interaction Design Fundamentals
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites VCD 101 or VAD190
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Project 50% Journal/ Blog 30% Artefact/ Resource 20%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (29-07-2019 to 21-11-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 3hr practical per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Wes Wickham
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Wes Wickham
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
This foundation studio subject will prepare Visual Communication Design Major students with core design and digital literacies. Students will explore core visual communication design principles that underpin interaction design, including graphic user interface design (GUI), and interdisciplinary concerns such as user experience design. The subject builds on VCD101 and examines key concepts that frame design research and practice, including design thinking and process methods. Students will be required to develop creative solutions to project briefs in a practical, flexible, innovative and conceptually informed manner.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of interaction design practice through research, context and problem solving
2. Produce creative works that demonstrate engagement with the analytical, experimental, conceptual, and critical reflective frameworks that underpin design for visual communication
3. Acquire basic digital media literacies represented in artefact forms
4. Demonstrate an understanding of design research, thinking, and process methods

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