VCM4029 - Designing interactive systems - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Dr In Dae Hwang


Dr In Dae Hwang

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


MDC4550 or by permission of the course coordinator


CSE1401, GCO1813, IMS1403, IMS2401, IMS5401, IMS9001, MMS1403, MMS2201 Translation Set: MMS9405


This unit will examine the activities integral to the development of interactive systems, detailing the techniques of systems analysis and design used in the development process. Fundamental programming concepts will be introduced within an interactive-media scripting language framework as a mechanism for system development. Students will be involved in a mixture of individual and group-based work which will require application of the theoretical knowledge gained in lectures to a series of practical problems in interactive systems development.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Utilise a range of systems analysis, design methodologies and their associated tools and principles;
  2. Understand the main participants and their roles in the development of interactive systems;
  3. Apply quality assurance techniques for the analysis, design, implementation and maintenance of interactive systems;
  4. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of alternative approaches in systems analysis and design;
  5. Convert requirement analysis models to design models that represent a workable solution system;
  6. Prepare analysis and design documentation for an interactive system;
  7. Apply sound programming principles to the use of an interactive scripting language;
  8. Develop skills in team collaboration.


Minor assignments (60%)

Major assignment (40%)

Workload requirements

12 hours per week comprising of a 1-hour lecture, a 3-hour studio and 8 independent study hours

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