Course Title: Design web environments

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: COSC5949C

Course Title: Design web environments

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6104 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production

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

Teacher: Tim Johnston
Phone: 03 9925 4325
Email: timothy.johnston@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

none

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to create a user interface for an interactive media product.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFDIG502A Design web environments

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:

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
2.6
Finalise operational plan in consultation with relevant production personnel and obtain sign-off according to organisational procedures
 

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:

4 Review and confirm 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 have skills and knowledge required to create a user interface for an interactive media product.


Details of Learning Activities

In class activities may include:
• lectures
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
Out of class activities may include:
• online research
• independent project based work


Teaching Schedule

Week Class ContentElements
Week 1Identify multimedia areas/types
Outline of assignments and assessment
Assignment 1 - Group Presentation
Assingment 2 - Design and upload of website
Dreamweaver basics - site management
Dreamweaver Tutorial
 
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

Week 2Examination of audio file types
AIFF, WAV, SDII, MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless
Streamed audio, MP3 downloads, Quicktime movies
Exploring links to sound quality examples online
Website Research Presentations
Group Assignment Planning
Dreamweaver Tutorial
 
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

Week 3Raw Text – Headings-Paragraphs
Inline - Blocks
CSS – style sheets
Images – Photoshop/Illustrator
Group Assignment Planning
Dreamweaver Tutorial
 
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9

Week 4Templates – Layouts
Absolute – Relative
Group Assignment Planning
Dreamweaver Tutorial
 
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9

Week 5GROUP PRESENTATIONS
Assignment 2 Planning: Structure, approval of “Homepage”
 
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Week 6GROUP PRESENTATIONS continued
Assignment 2 Planning: Structure, approval of “Homepage”
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9

Week 7Animation Basics/Tutorial
ProTools /Itunes– encoding audio
Digitizing Pictures for multimedia/web applications
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9

Week 8Practical session for assignment 2Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9

Element 4
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5

Week 9Practical session for assignment 2Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9

Element 4
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5

Week 10Practical session for assignment 2Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9

Element 4
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5

 

Week 11Presentation of Websites - Feedback/class discussionElement 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

A set of web based resource links are provided below for this course.
Resource Links:


http://www.adobe.com/support/dreamweaver/


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Students are expected to make full use of the Library facilities.


Other Resources

External firewire/USB hard drive
1 pair of high quality headphones


Overview of Assessment

Course assessment tasks will include class based practical exercises and project work undertaken in the computer lab for submission.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback on all assessment and where indicated, you will receive a grade. Graded assessment tasks are equally weighted and will determine your final result for this course
 

Assessment Tasks:
Assessment Task 1:Dreamweaver Tutorial – follow steps to design a mock website– Due week 4.
Non Graded Assessment

Assessment Task 2: Website Research Presentation – present research of functioning website.
Due weeks 2-4.
Non Graded Assessment


Assessment Task 3: Assignment 1 – Group Presentation Assignment focusing on the affects of new technology, in particular “sound online”.
Due weeks 5&6
Graded Assessment

Assessment Task 4: Assignment 2 - Using basic templates, develop and upload a “homepage” to a hosting site. Produce and conform all audio for streaming and downloading at various bandwidths.
Due week 9
Graded Assessment
 

The details on these assessments and the grading criteria for this competency can be found on the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CHD  Competent with High Distinction
CD    Competent with Distinction
CC    Competent with Credit
CAG  Competent Achieved-Graded
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 from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

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
Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/students

Cover Sheet for Submissions:
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications

Attendance:
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback:
You will receive verbal and written feedback on your work. Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT

Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Student progress policy

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.
Special consideration appeals and discipline:

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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