ADT202 - Web and Interface Design

Unit details


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:ADV201
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Maria Bates
Trimester 3: Colin Trechter


Incompatible with: ACG706
Typical study commitment:

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - on-campus unit enrolment:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - online unit enrolment:

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 800 words 
or equivalent
20% Week 3
Assessment 2: Interface Concept Proposal 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Week 7
Assessment 3: Interface Design Outcome 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.