This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create a user interface for an interactive media product.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - create technically feasible and creative interface design ideas that consider: purpose of the interactive media product; target users; text content and media assets requirements; - use suitable software to create a user interface, and; - review ideas and user interface with relevant personnel. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe file output formats appropriate to a range of delivery platforms; - describe visual design and communication principles as they apply to interface designs; - explain user-centred design principles and their importance to creation of interactive media interfaces; - identify accessibility standards that apply to interface designs; - explain how typography influences user interface visual impact; - explain the purpose of copyright and outline copyright clearance procedures, and; - outline health and safety requirements when working for extended periods of time on computers and keyboards.

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