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This unit provides an introduction to concepts and skills underpinning the user-centred design of web technologies. It will introduce students to contemporary web design practices and provide a foundation of conceptual and practical skills to effectively design and build responsive web sites across different devices.
In order to effectively design, produce and communicate through digital media, you will need to understand fundamental principles, processes and technical aspects of web design. This unit provides a foundation understanding of digital media through the design and production of web sites. This understanding will enable you to successfully engage with web technology in your own practice, to formulate solutions to design problems, and to produce high quality technical and aesthetic outcomes.
This unit aims to provide you with a foundational understanding of designing and building web sites. It will include an investigation of contemporary methods of publication and distribution through web technologies. It will also include principles for designing interfaces and navigation and technical processes for styling pages, embedding media assets and designing for different devices.
On completion of this unit you should be able to:
Understand foundational principles of web design, including interface and navigation design and user-centred design.
Employ practical skills for the production of online delivery, including semantic markup of web content, consistent separation of content and style, and appropriate embedding of media assets.
Explain foundation principles of interface and navigation design and how these relate to the process of designing for the web.
This unit presents lectures and practical classes which address content such as:
In this unit your learning is supported through a series of lectures, presentations, online and video resources, demonstrations of web technologies and contextualisation within the field of design as well as selected readings, handouts and case studies. During tutorials you will learn and apply key practical skills, engage in problem-based learning activities, and take part in supervised practical workshop sessions to explore and apply concepts.
QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.
A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.
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