INM400 - UX and Interaction Design

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Subject Title
UX and Interaction Design

Subject Description
In this course, students design immersive digital applications with a special focus on creating presence in user experiences. By implementing the fundamentals of interaction and digital media production techniques, students build experiences that incorporate audio, 2D and 3D design and interaction and graphics programming to create device specific applications for mobile, desktop and virtual-reality. The subject incorporates a tool-agnostic approach, best practices and lectures by industry professionals.

Credit Status
Interactive Media Design Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Develop a deeper understanding of immersive virtual environments
2. Research and apply knowledge around how users interact within immersive environments
3. Conceptualize, plan and design a persuasive experiences for an immersive environment
4. Apply Interaction design principles towards the development of an immersive environment
5. Demonstrate working knowledge of current tools that assist in the development of immersive environments
6. Demonstrate moderate proficiency using appropriate software to design and build an interactive immersive virtual environments
7. Deploy for display on current standards of display (VR)

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.