ITC504 Interface Useability (8)


This subject provides an advanced study of Interface Design and Evaluation. The subject will look at various contexts that affect interface design and will employ both design and usability principles to evaluate and design interfaces. It includes the creation of usability testing strategies to ensure that both the design and usability requirements are met as well as the evaluation of test results.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 2
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 3
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC504
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Computing and Mathematics

Assumed Knowledge

Similar to the level of ITC415 or ITC412

Enrolment restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in: Graduate Certificate in Commerce
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology
Graduate Diploma of Information Technology
Master of Information Technology Not available to students who have completed ITC204 Human Computer Interaction in prior study
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
ITC204 ITC204 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the relevance of integrating aspects of the human, social and organisational context into the design process;
  • be able to demonstrate and articulate the importance of the principles of design that are applicable to the design of an interface;
  • be able to evaluate the effective usability of an interface and recommend changes to improve its usability;
  • be able to design a user interface to meet a given set of requirements;
  • be able to design a usability strategy to ensure that an interface meets its usability goals;
  • be able to interpret and evaluate usability testing results to plan interface improvements.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Components of human computer interaction.
  • Understanding the cognitive framework of interaction with an interface.
  • Capturing, developing and understanding user requirements.
  • Principles of interface design.
  • Principles of interface usability.
  • Design of interface evaluation.
  • Use of input and output devices, interactive styles and relevance to context and requirements.
  • Design and evaluation of online support.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.