Course Title: Design information architecture

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4197

Course Title: Design information architecture

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 70.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Course Contact: Program Administration - Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4976

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Course Description

This course introduces students to the basic principles of web design and production. Students learn how to plan a website from proposal and site map through to visual treatment, content and site production. Students will learn the principles of content creation for the Web and gain an understanding of the principles of XHTML, CSS structure and styling, web protocols and data management. There will be an emphasis on design including typography, color theory, principles of grid layout, positioning and measurement mapping. Students will apply principles of visual design theory and information hierarchy to Interface design in relation to information architecture.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this unit

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFDIG505A Design information architecture


1 Identify project requirements

2 Classify and organise content.

3 Draft information architecture design specifications

4 Finalise information architecture designs.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to develop documentation for information architecture and design and develop simple HTML websites.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will involve developing documentation for information architecture (or how a websites content is presented and designed). In addition, you will design and develop (coded) websites using HTML and CSS.