University of Technology Sydney

42070 Prototyping Physical Interaction

6cp; 1hpw (online lecture); 2hpw (on-campus workshop)
Anti-requisite(s): 41019 Prototyping Physical Interaction
Recommended studies:

basic programming knowledge is helpful, but no particular language knowledge is assumed



This subject focuses on the design, assessment and implementation of effective and elegant interactive physical devices. Students use a human-centred design approach to create, iteratively evaluate, and refine a series of prototype devices which use a variety of sensors, actuators and display methods to facilitate rich and complex user interactions and experiences. Students learn how to obtain and process data from sensors, and design the auditory, visual and haptic feedback that the prototype provides. By conducting iterative cycles of user assessment and feedback on the evolving prototype interactive system, students iteratively refine and finalise their prototype design.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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