Course Title: Design web environments
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2013
Course Code: COSC5949C
Course Title: Design web environments
School: 345T Media and Communication
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5309 - Diploma of Photo Imaging
Course Contact : Program Administration
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815
Course Contact Email:email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Sessional Chris Seater
Contact: Naomi Herzog
Phone: 9925 4170
Nominal Hours: 50
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
In this course you will cover the skills and knowledge required to work with clients to develop design specification documents for web environments, specifically focussed on requirements of the photographic industry.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUFDIG502A Design web environments
Element 1. Determine project requirements
1. Analyse project brief to identify purpose of, and target audience for, web environments
Element 2. Research and select web environments
5. Research web environments and analyse their potential
Element 3. Draft design specifications
10. Design the architecture of web environments to show interrelationship between environment components
Element 4. Review and confirm design specifications
19. Review designs against required project outcomes, as well as client and audience needs
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to interpret and clarify written proposals and present ideas for the design of web environments. You will be able to design and develop a web environments specifically focussed on photographic industry requirements.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities will consist of:
In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
lectures & tutorials
work shopping of students’ own projects
Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
• research (online /library /public displays/galleries)
• independent project based work
|Week||Class content||Assessment Due||Elements|
|1||COURSE GUIDE OVERVIEW|
Web Design Overview - Design for Web environments
|Assignment Briefing||1, 3|
The Design Process - Website Interface Design - planning a photographer’s website, establish a target market for your website, audience, Researching web environments
Information Architecture - Organising your information, Site Structure/Map, Presenting Infiormation Archtiecture and functionality as a wireframe
|4||Interface Design - Builiding your personal brand online. Graphics as contnet and streamlining your content for an online environment||Formative Item 1 due||2, 3|
|5||Writing and manintaining your site - ensuring your site expresses your brand||3, 4|
|6||Web Graphics - Graphics as Content - Graphic file formats, characteristics of web graphics||Formative Item 2 due||1, 2|
|7||Online Self Promotion for your Website - email newsletters, Flickr, Forums, Mailing Lists, Blog comments, Social Networking sites/Bookmarking||1, 2|
|8||Assignment Class Presentations - pdf and submit journals||Summative Item 1 due||1, 2, 3,4|
|NOTE||Schedule may change as required|
Dabner et. al., 2010, Graphic Design School, Thames and Hudson
You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information and to make use of RMIT’s library database facilities.
Personal data storage device, personal computer with current versions of In Design, Acrobat, Bridge and Photoshop and current web browsers as required, as available in RMIT labs
Overview of Assessment
Assessment tasks include building a web brand and identity, a functional schematic prototype, Project functional specification document and an online photo essay translating a hardcover book developed simultaneously.
Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.
For further information on the assessment and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
Assessment tasks in this course include:
Research and idenitfy your target audience.
Due - week 4
Develop a personal web brand and identity
Due week 6
- Develop a Functional Specificaion pdf document outlining o portfolio website incorporating graphis and mockups with full content and assets
Due week 8
Grades used in this unit are as follows:
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
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.
Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity
All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.
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:
Student Progress Committee
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Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees
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