Introduction to the Subject and Unit of Competency
Today we will cover all assessment tasks, unit guide, weekly outline etc.
CUFDIG403A > Create user interfaces
This unit will enable students to develop and extend skills and knowledge required to take a design concept or solution to the implementation stage and to design the interfaces for interactive media products.
Application of the Unit:
A person who applies the skills and knowledge outlined in this unit works to technical and creative specifications provided by a user interface designer or other designers.
There is scope for individual creativity because a person in this role is expected to generate a range of design options that respond to concepts documented in design specifications. However, these ideas need to demonstrate a sound understanding of user-centred design principles, as well as comply with standards that apply to the specific platforms on which the user interface will be run.
What is Interactivity?
What is User-centred Design and why is it relevant to Graphic Designers?
view this cool infographic poster: http://paznow.s3.amazonaws.com/User-Centred-Design.pdf
What is the 'buzzword' UX?
here are some Smashing Magazine articles that are a good starting point:
Task 1 - Lets create user personas
- Who are the users (name, age, background, likes, hates)?
- What tasks are they trying to achieve?
- What environment are they doing this in?
- What is their experience level?
Use this template to create your persona
Task 2 – Homework: What, Why, Where?
Select a social media mobile app (Facebook mobile preferred / if no mobile then web) and record your interactions over the next 48 hours.
Use this template to record your Facebook interactions