ADT301 - UX Design Studio

Unit details


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Commencing 2025

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

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Tonya Meyrick
Trimester 3: Tonya Meyrick

Students must have passed units ADT201 and ADT204

Incompatible with: Nil
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 3-hour seminar per week

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

1 x 3-hour online seminar per week (livestreamed with recordings provided)


In this unit we bring together strategic and concept driven learning tasks to focus on exceeding the expectations of industry-led design briefs for User Experience. This provides the opportunity to draw on the forms and functions of UX, CX (customer experience) and interaction design in a context dependent environment. This encompasses challenging, testing and refining practical outcomes to enhance user comprehension and add value to set systems and tasks. Operating in a studio practice-led learning structure students will be supported in advancing their own strategically aligned projects that meet industry requirements in a constructive and positive environment.

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

Critically examine the broader applications of UX in an evolving contemporary environment and apply this examination to client briefs

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Research and evaluate expectations of industry and the functions, processes, languages and materials of a range of complex design scenarios

GLO 1: Discipline- specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO 5: Problem solving


Apply advanced ideation processes and practices that synthesise theory and practice to meet complex design problems through both digital and print methods

GLO 1: Discipline- specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO 3: Digital literacy

GLO 5: Problem solving


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Design Challenge 1 - Pitch of design solution plus weekly self-evaluation 1200 words or equivalent 30% Week 4
Assessment 2: Pitch of design solution plus weekly self-evaluation 1200 words or equivalent 30% Week 7
Assessment 3: Pitch of fully click-able design solution plus weekly self-evaluation 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

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via ADT301

Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.