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MMS9008 - Human computer interaction for multimedia

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology


Not offered in 2007


This unit will provide a detailed understanding of the principles and practices involved in the creation and implementation of user-centred interaction with multimedia products and systems in business, entertainment, education and social environments. Focus will be on the development of multimedia that enhances the efficiency, safety, functionality usability and the aesthetic appeal of the user experience with multimedia at the interface between the user and the technology that is the development of technologies, tools, which aid the human mind (cognitive artifacts).


A detailed paper or electronic prototype of an interface that maps an information structure onto a visual metaphor including 3 screens and a short justification of the metaphor used. (15%)
Design and implement an interface based on a period in art history including five screen types, rollovers and descriptions of all screen elements, in the Director template supplied. (20%)
Design, document and create a Wizard to guide a user through a five to ten step process, in the Director template supplied. (30%)
Exam (40%)

Contact hours

The student workload requirement is 12 hours per week for 13 weeks. Students will attend 2 hours of lectures and one 2 hour tutorial session per week. Students are expected to spend 8 hours per week on individual study and assessment work beyond these normal class hours.


MMS9402 (non Masters of Multimedia students)


MMS9402 (non Masters of Multimedia students)


IMS5302, MMS2403