Courses & Units

User Experience (UX) Design ZAD105

Hobart, Launceston


In this unit, you will be introduced to concepts and principles of ‘user experience design’ - the application of design and development processes to enable desirable and effective human interactions with products, services, technologies and interfaces. You will learn about user-centric design - how to engage with end-users to co-design outcomes that are strongly aligned with their requirements, expectations and needs. Through case studies and practical exercises, you will learn how to apply these processes. You will develop a physical or virtual interface with features that personalise user experiences, and that enhance user satisfaction, usability (simplicity of use), accessibility (ability to access a service or product), decision-making, wayfinding and navigation.


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
Hobart Term 4 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 4 On-Campus Domestic


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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
Term 4 15/10/2018 19/11/2018 20/11/2018 23/12/2018

* 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.

  • Problem formulation (20%)
  • Design steps (30%)
  • Solution designs and rationale (40%)
  • CoLab journal (10%)
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