9-10: User design and programming: Creating a digital game

A digital game can give students the opportunity to learn and refine their object-oriented programming (OOP) skills which is a requirement at years 9–10.

Additional details

Year band(s) 9-10
Content type Scope and sequence
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Abstraction, Specification (decomposing problems), Algorithms, Implementation (programming), Interactions (user design)
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Define and decompose real-world problems precisely, taking into account functional and non-functional requirements and including interviewing stakeholders to identify needs


Design the user experience of a digital system by evaluating alternative designs against criteria including functionality, accessibility, usability, and aesthetics


Design algorithms represented diagrammatically and in structured English and validate algorithms and programs through tracing and test cases


Implement modular programs, applying selected algorithms and data structures including using an object-oriented programming language


Evaluate critically how student solutions and existing information systems and policies, take account of future risks and sustainability and provide opportunities for innovation and enterprise

Technologies & Programming Language​s Python, JavaScript JS, other programming languages
Keywords digital game, digital solutions, scope, sequence, scope and sequence, object oriented programming, problem solving



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