Digital Technologies Major

Bachelor of Design, 3 years full-time, Parkville and Southbank. CRICOS code: 090744C

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The field of digital technologies is focused on human-computer interaction. This includes the study of how people interact with technologies, the design of technology, the Internet of Things, and user experience (UX). It examines how we might ensure that information technology is usable, useful and satisfying to use.

Major Description

The Digital Technologies major will provide you with practical skills and knowledge that can be applied in a variety of fields associated with design, with a special focus on digital artefacts such as web-based media, mobile media and interactive technologies.

You will learn the fundamentals of digital technology – including algorithmic, data-oriented and web-based techniques – and develop an understanding of how they are applied in a range of areas.

Learning outcomes

In addition to the generic attributes of the Bachelor of Design graduate, graduates of the Digital Technologies major should be able to demonstrate:

  • Apply fundamental principles of analysis to identify the needs and opportunities presented in areas of human life that might be addressed through the application of computing, informatics, and digital media.
  • Apply design thinking in an iterative and agile manner to abstract and conceptualise problem and solution models within a range of domains, with a special focus on digital artefacts such as web-based media, mobile media, and interactive media.
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of digital technology including algorithmic, data-oriented, and web-based techniques, with an understanding of how they are applied in a range of areas.
  • Design, use and evaluate digital-media-based solutions against a specified set of needs of various stakeholders within a range of domains.
  • Demonstrate a creative problem-solving process through the research, development, evaluation, and execution of various forms of digital technology.
  • Create, select, or adapt modern tools and techniques to solve complex digital design problems, and understand their limitations.
  • Understand, assess and describe the role of computing systems within society, and how computing systems impact health, safety, legal, and cultural issues.

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