Courses & Units

User Experience (UX) Design ZAD123

Launceston, Hobart


User Experience (UX) design seeks to improve the usability, accessibility, and pleasure a product or service provides by identifying the specific points of interaction. By adjusting these points, data can be captured, and improvements measured and replicated. Once you learn the basics, you’ll be applying UX techniques to all parts of your life.

In this unit, you will be introduced to concepts and principles of UX 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 ZAD123
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Applied Design
Coordinator Doctor Keith Deverell
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe principles and processes of user experience design
  • Analyse examples of user experience and evaluate effectiveness
  • Apply user experience design practices
  • Reflect on the user experience process in personal practice
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100501 $1,002.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

1 hour online tutorial per fortnight; 3 hour online workshop twice per semester.


AssessmentAT2: User Interface (30%)|AT1: Product Analysis (30%)|AT3: Case Study (40%)
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