This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and test interactions for interactive media products. It applies to individuals who apply knowledge of human-computer interaction to design and testing of interactivity of products including games, e-learning resources or websites. User experience designers liaise with a range of technical and creative team members. 

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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: - research and generate a range of ideas for interactions that meet the project brief and target audience; - draft interaction design specifications for interactive media products and develop prototypes from selected sequences; - conduct user experience testing with prototypes, and record results, and; - finalise interaction design specifications based on feedback and testing results. 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: - outline various types of user experience interactions and how these may be applied across different delivery platforms; - explain features of human-computer interactions that influence design of user interactions; - describe usability testing techniques relevant to interactive media, and; - outline typical formats and techniques used for documenting interactive designs.

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