Course Title: Design information architecture

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5284

Course Title: Design information architecture

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 70.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Garry Amy

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

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Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design the information architecture of an interactive media product. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


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

Depending on the size and type of organisation, information architects or senior web designers apply the skills and knowledge outlined in this unit. They work collaboratively with senior personnel, such as creative directors and other members of a development team, to develop the content, structure and navigation of interactive media products.

Liaison with clients and team members is a key feature of this role, as is prototype testing (wire framing), which is undertaken as part of the design process. Attention to detail is also required to ensure that all aspects of content are effectively addressed.

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the following is essential:

   -  clearly documented and user-tested design specifications for the information architecture of an interactive media product

   -  ability to work effectively as a member of a design team

   -  high level of attention to detail.