Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Interactive Design: GamesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102272.2

Discipline: COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES NEC

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Sarah Waterson


Equivalent Units
100949 - Interactive Design ll

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Autumn  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
This unit focuses on game design from an interactive design perspective. Approaches utilising current digital technologies for advanced interactive design are explored. Students will design and produce simple games for mobile and/or desktop delivery. The focus of the unit is about the communication and experience design, rather than technical implementation. Interactive game design examples are examined from the context of shifting production languages, convergent technologies and the design professional contexts. This unit includes game development concepts, platforms, goals and genres, player elements, simple story and character development, gameplay, levels, interface, and the game development process. Students will play games, analyse them, and complete a game design with appropriate documentation.


Courses
1571.8Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)CONTINUING
1571.9Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)CURRENT
1737.2Bachelor of Design - Visual Communication (Dean's Scholars)CURRENT
1838.1Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1839.1Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1840.1Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1841.1Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1842.1Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1843.1Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT
3746.1Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Games Design and Simulation)CONTINUING
3746.2Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Games Design and Simulation)CURRENT
6011.1Diploma in Design/Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)CONTINUING
6011.2Diploma in Design/Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)CURRENT


Specialisations

M1116.1Graphic DesignCURRENT
MT3011.1Game DesignCONTINUING
SM1118.1Graphic DesignCURRENT
SM1135.1Screen Media DesignCURRENT
SM3102.1Advanced Game DesignCURRENT




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