User-Centred Design

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
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About this unit

RMIT University’s User-Centred Design unit, offered online by Open Universities Australia, has everything you need to get inside the heads of the people you will be targeting with your program.

The unit centres on making functional interfaces that are easy to use. You will study the tendencies of users to determine what they are looking for when they turn to the screen for information. In addition to consulting users’ habits, you will also explore the pros and cons of existing programs to determine the best design for your application.

You will then analyse this information to construct an optimal user experience. Prototyping tools will give students hands-on experience in designing these interfaces.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this User-Centred Design unit, the topics you will study include:

  • User interfaces and usability
  • Identifying, understanding and working with users
  • UX research evaluation tools and techniques
  • UX design principles, tools and techniques
  • Creating a plan, iterative design process
  • Using scenarios, mental models, memory, personas and goals
  • Paper prototypes and mock-ups
  • Conducting usability studies
  • User-centred design on mobile devices
  • Aesthetics and design patterns
  • Human capabilities and accessibility
  • Natural user interfaces
  • New developments in UCD

Course pathways

This unit is an elective in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies), RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit gives you a better understanding of the needs of potential users. Upon completion of Used-Centred Design, you will be comfortable analysing diverse user needs and past experiences. You will then be able to use these findings to design interfaces that are better tailored to those requirements.

You will also gain experience in building quality interfaces, taking what you’ve learned about user habits and incorporating it into your design.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in User-Centred Design from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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