IDE2701 - Product interface design - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Robbie Napper


Mr Nyein Aung

Not offered in 2018


DGN1001 or ARC2002 and OHS1000


This unit introduces the topic of person/product user interface. The mechanical and electro-mechanical systems that determine the relationship between a user's action and its outcome. The unit focuses upon products, environments, and systems, defining their form as it relates to how they are used. The unit covers how these products will be situated socially and culturally.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. be able to analyse information and to interpret into a logical flow chart the information required for the operation of electronic and electro-mechanical products
  2. develop sensitivity to understanding user interface issues such as conceptual models, affordance and mapping between interface and functions, as well as creating feedback to actions
  3. develop and prepare a series of working graphic user interfaces from a given or developed database(s)
  4. understand and practice the rules of occupational health and safety in force in the industrial design studio


Projects: 100%

Workload requirements

12 hours per week, including 3 hours studio contact and 9 independent study hours

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