Course Title: Design web environments

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: COSC5949C

Course Title: Design web environments

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5228 - Diploma of Photoimaging

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Anthony Roberts
9925 4815
anthony.roberts@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This course covers, skills and knowledge required to design web environments.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFDIG502A Design web environments

Element:

Element 1 Determine project requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Analyse project brief to identify purpose of, and target audience for, web environments
1.2 Consult with clients to clarify project requirements
1.3 Identify target audience characteristics and determine how these influence all aspects of design
1.4 Identify content to be incorporated and generated and how this content is to be accessed, searched or delivered

Element:

Element 2 Research and select web environments

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Research web environments and analyse their potential
2.2 Analyse how these web environments meet audience and
content requirements
2.3 Identify issues relating to delivery platform and standards , and determine how these may affect web environment options
2.4 Consult relevant personnel to ensure that all possible web environment options are considered
2.5 Select web environments that will meet creative, production and technical requirements

Element:

Element 3 Draft design specifications

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Design the architecture of web environments to show interrelationship between environment components
3.2 Identify each web environment and specify its individual interactive features, functionality and navigation and its relationship to design as a whole
3.3 Identify content components and specify how these will be logically structured and integrated into and/or generated by web environments
3.4 Specify levels of access permissions to web environments as required
3.5 Specify media assets as required
3.6 Specify user interfaces of web environments
3.7 Specify production requirements , including appropriate testing strategies
3.8 Write draft design specifications to include all relevant advice to design and development teams
3.9 Discuss draft design specifications with client to ensure designs are consistent with project briefs

Element:

Element 4 Review design specifications

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Review designs against required project outcomes, as well as client and audience needs
4.2 Review designs to ensure they meet creative and technical requirements
4.3 Adjust designs as necessary after discussions with relevant personnel
4.4 Clarify legislative or ownership issues to comply with production and organisational requirements
4.5 Confirm with client acceptance of design specifications, including deliverables, milestones and timelines


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to apply your skills and knowledge to design web environments.


Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:

lectures
group discussion
online research
studio visit
independent project based work
presentations
workshopping of students’ projects

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
• online research
• work shopping
• independent project based work


Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

WeekClass ContentTeacherElements
1COURSE GUIDE OVERVIEW
INTRODUCTION TO BRAND IDENTITY
  1.1 - 1.4
2ASSIGNMENT 1 BRIEF -
BRAND IDENTITY FOR WEB ENVIRONMENTS
 Anthony Roberts
2.1 - 2.5
4.1 - 4.5
3NAME & TYPOGRAPHY
Anthony Roberts2.1 - 2.5
4COLOUR & MOOD / PERSONALITYAnthony Roberts 2.1 - 2.5
5 ASSIGNMENT 1 SUBMISSIONAnthony Roberts 3.1 - 3.9
4.1 - 4.5
6ASSIGNMENT 2 BRIEF -
ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHER PROFILE
Anthony Roberts1.1 - 1.4
2.1 - 2.5
7PROJECT DEVELOPMENT – ASSIGNMENT 2Anthony Roberts 1.1 - 1.4
2.1 - 2.5
8ASSIGNMENT 2 - SUBMISSIONAnthony Roberts 3.1 - 3.9
4.1 - 4.5
9 
10ASSIGNMENT 3 BRIEF -
BOOK DEVELOPMENT FOR WEB ENVIRONMENTS
 Anthony Roberts1.1 - 1.4
2.1 - 2.5
10PROJECT DEVELOPMENT – ASSIGNMENT 3 Anthony Roberts’  1.1 - 1.4
2.1 - 2.5
3.1 - 3.9
11 PROJECT DEVELOPMENT – ASSIGNMENT 3
Anthony Roberts1.1 - 1.4
2.1 - 2.5
3.1 - 3.9
12 PROJECT DEVELOPMENT – ASSIGNMENT 3
Anthony Roberts 1.1 - 1.4
2.1 - 2.5
3.1 - 3.9
13PROJECT DEVELOPMENT – ASSIGNMENT 3 Anthony Roberts 1.1 - 1.4
2.1 - 2.5
3.1 - 3.9
14ASSIGNMENT 3 SUBMISSION
Anthony Roberts3.1 - 3.9
4.1 - 4.5
15 WEB ASSISTANCE WEEKAnthony Roberts3.1 - 3.9
4.1 - 4.5
16SUBMISSION & SCREENING WEEK 4.1 - 4.5
 17 ASSESSMENT WEEK -  NON ATTENDANCE WEEK 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


References


Other Resources

personal data storage device (min 2), personal computer with.
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator


Overview of Assessment

A variety of practical assessment tasks, to be submitted in class, will be used to establish competence in this course


Assessment Tasks

Students will be required to develop personal branding and identity for use in various applications. Students will also be developing their own content for web environments and also to develop an online companion to the documentary project being developed in the other courses.

1.    Web Environment Brand Identity
2.    Online Profile & folio
3.    Translate print to screen.- Documentary project to be developed for online delivery

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course Blackboard site.Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
CHD  Competent with High Distinction
CDI    Competent with Distinction
CC     Competent with Credit
CAG  Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC   Not Yet Competent
DNS   Did Not Submit for Assessment

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded)
CA     Competency Achieved
NYC  Not Yet Competent
DNS  Did Not Submit For Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

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