- UX Design
- Design Technology
- UX Research
- Intellectual Property
UX Design takes students through the fundamental processes of User Experience Design. The subject looks at what a UX designer does, how they need to do it and how their work can make an impact. The subject will explore design thinking as an essential skill that provides the foundation to investigate the different levels of design that need to be integrated into UXD, including content strategy, information architecture, interaction design and interface design.
Design Technology is a software-based subject that creates a platform for students to develop the necessary technical skills required in the industry. It is a practical subject that explores the techniques relevant to UXD including coding, wireframing and prototyping.
UX Research addresses the various research methodologies and methods used in User Experience design. It covers how research might be used at different stages in the design process from gathering data about users, to analysing data and testing the user's experience of the proposed design. In the second to fourth term, UX Research provides support for the UXD Final Project.
Communication covers the fundamental concepts, theories, models and terminology of communication. Theories are linked to the communication that takes place between client and designer, designer and technology, technology and user and within design teams.
Psychology subject acquaints students with fundamental Psychology concepts and how these various models apply to users and human interactions. Concepts and the neuroscience behind motivation, learning, attention, information processing, attitudes and behavioural models are linked to their application in the UX Design world.
Intellectual Property (IP) is designed to engage students with the legislation and ethics of following the professional, ethical and legal parameters when designing in a complex world. Case studies such as Rooibos, Banksy, Zara T-shirt and the Barack Obama poster will be used to explore the application of IP and related laws in current contexts. Case studies will be updated on an ongoing basis.