Interactive Design Homepage

VUIT Digital Arts

Teacher Name: Lisa Cianci - email: lisa.cianci@vu.edu.au
Education Manager: Adam Hutterer - email: adam.hutterer@vu.edu.au

Class Website - http://multimedia.tafe.vu.edu.au/lisa/2015/ID2


Subject: ID2 - Interactive Design

Course: Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design (CUV60411)


CLASS 01

Introduction to the Subject and Unit of Competency

Today we will cover all assessment tasks, unit guide, weekly outline etc.

CUFDIG506A - Design Interaction

Unit Description:

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design the interaction for interactive media products.

Application of the Unit:

People who apply the skills and knowledge outlined in this unit could be responsible for designing products such as games, e-learning resources or websites. Alternatively, they may specialise in the design of interactivity and work collaboratively with other designers.

 

UNIT: ICAWEB501A - Build a Dynamic Website

Unit Description:

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to analyse, design, build and test a dynamic website to meet technical requirements.

Application of the Unit:

This unit applies to web developers responsible for the analysis, design and implementation and testing of websites.

 

 

What is Interactivity?

read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interactivity

and: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/07/21/how-do-you-design-interaction/

 

What is User-centred Design and why is it relevant to Graphic Designers?

read: http://www.w3.org/WAI/redesign/ucd

view this 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:

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/01/27/pragmatic-ux-techniques-for-smarter-websites/

http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2013/10/09/incorporating-quiet-into-ux-design-process/

http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2013/01/24/effectively-planning-ux-design-projects/

 

Revisiting user centered design for mobile

  • Develop a Persona for your health app user
  • Share Personas
  • Download and read Designing for touch – Highlight areas and discuss as a class

Read Assessment Task 1– Designing for mobile devices in the student guide doc here

 

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 – Download and read Designing for touch – Highlight areas and discuss as a class

get the document here

 

 

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interactivity

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/07/21/how-do-you-design-interaction/

http://www.w3.org/WAI/redesign/ucd

http://paznow.s3.amazonaws.com/User-Centred-Design.pdf

http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/

http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2013/10/09/incorporating-quiet-into-ux-design-process/

http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2013/01/24/effectively-planning-ux-design-projects/

 

Reference links for Assessment task 1

http://www.creativebloq.com/design/designing-touch-2123037

http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2012/02/21/finger-friendly-design-ideal-mobile-touchscreen-target-sizes/

http://www.mobile-patterns.com/

http://pttrns.com/

http://inspired-ui.com/

http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/health/health+advice/top+50+health+apps,16209

http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/top-iphone-android-apps-healthy-lifestyle#1

https://www.apple.com/au/ios/whats-new/health/

 

 

 

 

For Next Week

Work on first assessment task.