ADT202 - Web Interface and Design

Unit details

Year:2023 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Online
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

From 2024
Trimester 1:Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Maria Bates
Trimester 3: Maria Bates




Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 2-hour online seminar per week (livestreamed with recordings provided)


This unit explores the applications and implications of web and interface design. Central to  this understanding is the relationship between design principles and the efficient usability in an interactive environment. Students will learn to design and construct strategic, interactive, energetic and visually imaginative solutions that carefully consider site, audience, navigation structure and engagement.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Research and apply interactive design theories and methods used in interface design

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital Literacy


Effectively apply interactive interface design theories and methods in a style appropriate to target users

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking


Identify scope of authoring software by demonstrating and applying interactive interface design skills to develop interface designs

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO5: Problem solving 


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Practical and Theoretical Exercises Weekly theoretical and practical exercises (800 words or equivalent) 20% Week 3
Assessment 2 - Interface Concept Proposal Multi-page PDF and working files outlining  creative concept (1600 words or equivalent) 40% Week 7
Assessment 3 - Interface Design Outcome Digital interface design prototype (1600 words or equivalent) 40% Week 12

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.