ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND USER CENTRED DESIGN

POR2ATD

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will explore the role of assistive technology within the disability sector and the importance of a user focused centred approach. Principles of user centred design and engagement will be presented with a focus on effective assistive technology delivery, including the broader context and principles of disability funding and the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Students will engage with a range of assistive technology and user groups within the disability context to develop an insightful understanding of the priorities and goals of people living with disability.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony Francis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HHPRO

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse the role of assistive technologies with emphasis on the experiences of people living with disabilities.
02. Explain the principles of user centred designs within the context of assistive technology delivery.
03. Apply user centred design principles to meet users goals in developing an assistive technology plan
04. Support clients to develop assistive technology plans to present to funding agencies such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Francis

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One x 3000 word written group report (1000 words per student)Students work in groups of 3

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One x 2000 word reflective assignment (1000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One x Assistive Technology design project (1750 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4