Course Title: Design information architecture

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5218

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


Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

This unit of competency is delivered in the class Web 1. This course introduces you to the basic principles of web design and production. You learn how to plan a website from proposal and site map through to visual treatment, content and site production. You 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 is an emphasis on design including typography, color theory, principles of grid layout, positioning and measurement mapping.

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

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 for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, practical project work and through the application of learned skills.