Courses & Units

User Experience (UX) Design ZAD105

Hobart, Launceston


UX design is the background thinking which makes the interface, whether physical, digital or personal between the user and a product or service, a positive experience. For example, a shopping experience is influenced by the way a customer can search for information about a product (over a website for example); interact with staff; the design of the product they purchase; the follow-up service and many physical and digital interactions throughout that process. Paying attention to customer interaction at each of these interfaces will enhance the quality of the experience of the product or service upon the users’ perception. Following a user centred design process students will utilise various tools and techniques to consider these needs at every stage of the product lifespan, examining web design and service design as case studies.


Unit name User Experience (UX) Design
Unit code ZAD105
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Design

Dr Donald Thomson

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 2 On-Campus Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 2 30/4/2018 4/6/2018 5/6/2018 8/7/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2018: $402.00 100501

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Teaching Pattern

Two hour tutorial and three hours of collaborative workshops per week.

Launceston and Hobart students will study at Foundry campuses.

  • Compare and analyse current websites against exemplary user experience principles (20%)
  • Identify and redesign an existing user interface to improve user experience (40%)
  • Identify aspects of UI for selected analysis and conduct user testing (40%)
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