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DIT3000 Design Science and Information Systems

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 25 March 2023


Pre-requisite: DIT2004


Design science & Information Systems is a design methodology that focuses on the needs of end users, limitations of end users, preferences of end users, and business objectives. This course is concerned with the development of interactive systems with a strong focus on creative design and usability principles. Students learn what characteristics of a user interface can make it easy or difficult for people to use, and how to design user interfaces that take into account human capabilities and constraints. The emphasis is on design and creative design in the preproduction stages. Students engage in research, discussions and reviews aimed at exploring, investigating and understanding of this emerging technology.

In this first of two capstone courses, which is an experience designed as a culmination of your learning throughout the program, students undertake the pre-production stages involved in the development of a significant client-based interactive media production. Focusing on their specialisation, students integrate research, theory and practice to conceptualise and design an innovative and responsive system specific to the client's needs. This course combines work-based and academic learning, commonly referred to as Work Integrated Learning, allowing students to solve authentic industry problems and address real issues faced in organisations. Students will be introduced to the various career pathways within different professional industries through such organisations as the University Digital Life & Lab Administration (HIVE) and other professional bodies in the wider community. This enables the student to cater their learning to individual career aspirations. Students will complete a series of authentic assessment tasks based on contemporary design science and information industry practices, digital design and media projects linked to real-world industry training and experiences.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 25 March 2023