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Fieldwork for Design (INFO90006)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeINFO90006
Semester 2
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This subject introduces students to the theories and methods used to understand people and settings for designing technical systems. The subject will equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to gather information about people and activities, to understand the intended users of the systems, and to use the insights gained from this process to identify design requirements. This subject is for students interested in a career in user experience (UX) design, interaction design, service design, usability engineering, and human-computer interaction research. It will be of value to students aiming to work in all areas of information technology development and implementation.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Critique the common approaches used in fieldwork for design and identify the benefits and limitations of these approaches
  • Conduct field studies using appropriate methods for understanding intended users
  • Apply qualitative data analysis techniques to analyse data collected from field studies
  • Interpret findings from field studies to identify design requirements, develop design prototypes, and propose use case scenarios
  • Describe and apply ethical and social considerations in relation to conducting fieldwork and designing and deploying digital technologies in society.

Last updated: 15 May 2019