units

MDC5215

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Stephen Jia Wang

Synopsis

This unit advances knowledge, methods and practical skills of integrated comprehensive interactive technologies for building executable prototypes for personalisation and mobility-centric interaction design projects. In this lab, students will explore a broad range of mobile-based and identity-based interactive prototyping techniques from Android and iOS applications to RFID, and will discuss the significance and complexity of contextualisation required in systemic approaches in the prototype creation process. Skills developed in this unit will be used to support the studio research project to bring abstract concepts into the real world.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse established methods and techniques used in the development and implementation of mobile- and identity-based interactive technologies, to draw links between interactive behaviours, functionalities, physical components, and interface elements.
  2. Apply technical skills in personalisation-oriented system structure design, coding and tech-fabrication of open source technologies in mobile- and identity-based computing design solutions.
  3. Use skills in programming, physical-computing and prototyping methods, for personalised and mobile centric interactive technologies.
  4. Integrate problem-solving methodologies and prototype design processes to produce complex interaction design solutions for various mobile platforms, including a range of identity recognition featured technologies.
  5. Use concepts, methodologies and vocabulary of mobile-based and identity-based interactive technologies to communicate prototype designs to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  6. Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.

Assessment

100% portfolio of progressive assessment projects

Workload requirements

On-campus: 4 contact hours plus 8 hours of private study hours per week.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

MDC4215 or MDC4216 or permission from the Course Coordinator

Co-requisites