University of Technology Sydney

52683 User Experience Research

Requisite(s): 8 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10050 Digital and Social Media Major OR 12 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ09479 48cp Digital and Social Media Major OR 12 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ09487 48cp Digital and Social Media Major
Anti-requisite(s): 54062 Digital Experience Design AND 58125 User Experience Design


This subject introduces students to user experience research and UX design across online and mobile environments. Students explore a range of contemporary approaches to user research methods and methodologies, and strategies for designing experiences and interventions within an increasingly complex media landscape. Students examine the ways in which software, device and platform affordances can intersect to effectively facilitate and structure experiences and interactions within these environments. Through case study analysis, user research activities, strategic development and project-based learning, students apply their knowledge and skills to design and develop a detailed user experience research plan for an existing project, event or environment. Students critically reflect on and respond to core design thinking, UX and collaborative teamwork principles including intercultural communication. They learn ethics and protocols of researching with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

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Autumn session, City campus

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