Digital technologies are used by individuals and organisations. However, have you ever wondered how hardware and software has been designed to allow humans to interact with their devices? Have you ever thought about why items appear onscreen in the way that they do? People often use their devices without realising the complex study that has gone into their design.

Digital technologies are constantly evolving. Each new development opens up a new project that needs to be completed. The ability to manage these projects effectively and develop devices that meet our ever-changing needs is crucial for hardware manufacturers to keep up with their competitors.

In this component you will learn the different principles that can be used to design effective user interfaces and apply appropriate project planning techniques to create a user interface that meets user requirements.