Course Title: Create user interfaces

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: COMM7339C

Course Title: Create user interfaces

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5351 - Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Jessie DiBlasi

Nominal Hours: 50

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will cover the skills and knowledge required to create a user interface for an interactive media product. You will work 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:

CUADIG403 Create user interfaces


1. Clarify project requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Discuss, with relevant personnel, the design specifications to clarify target user, audience and purpose of interactive media products 1.2 Identify text content and media assets to be integrated into user interfaces 1.3 Determine file output format suitable for the delivery platform of interactive media products


2. Generate ideas

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Research interactive media product user interfaces, designs, images, artwork and other creative sources that may inspire design ideas  2.2 Collect logos, trademarks and other relevant information that may influence or be incorporated into design ideas  2.3 Obtain and record copyright clearance, if required, for images used in designs  2.4 Use sketches and concepts in specifications to generate a range of technically feasible and creative design ideas  2.5 Present interface design ideas to relevant personnel for discussion and feedback


3. Plan approach

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Select final design, incorporating any feedback from relevant personnel  3.2 Identify a range of appropriate industry-standard graphics software 3.3 Discuss and select graphics software, with relevant personnel, to meet specified outcomes 3.4 Explore a range of typographical and visual design elements that could be used in development of interface designs


4. Produce user interfaces

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Use graphics software to develop structure for user interfaces based on final design concepts 4.2 Source or create and integrate all graphic interactive components 4.3 Apply visual design and communication principles to development of user interfaces 4.4 Apply principles of user-centred design and standards for accessibility to development of user interfaces  4.5 Document styles for text and presentation for use in style sheets and templates or themes 4.6 Save user interfaces in an appropriate output format that satisfies technical parameters  4.7 Adopt safe ergonomic practices when using equipment for long periods of time


5. Finalise user interfaces

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Review user interfaces to assess effectiveness of creative solutions, appropriateness to users and audience, and technical feasibility

5.2 Discuss additional requirements or modifications to the overall design with relevant personnel, and amend as necessary

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to interpret and clarify written proposals and present ideas for the creation of a user interface for an interactive media (web) environments. You will be able to design and develop a web environments specifically targeting photographic industry requirements.

Details of Learning Activities

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

• lectures + tutorials • class exercises • class presentations • group discussion • online research • 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


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


Class content

Assessment Due


Online Brand Identity 
Research practices for analysing online design and web presence
Photographers online - the Audience and the Online Brand

Course Overview



Organising relevant Image content 

Personal brand discussion
Understanding web file formats 
Optimising photographs, web graphics and exploring Save for Web approaches

Cropping and resizing Photographs
Briefing – Assignment 01 – Online profile + optimised web graphics



Posting an online proposal
Class exercise to post up profile content to an online page 

Briefing – Assignment 02 + 03 – Draft + Final design proposal for Website

Assessment 1:Online Profile with optimised web graphics – DUE


Site design and building a proposal 
Creating a Website Mock-up
Planning your website
Creating a Site map
Developing Text Content specific to a site map specifications 



Creating a Website Mock-up

  • Develop Interface design of Homepage and content page templates in Photoshop using your branding and Photographic text content
  • Setting up Photoshop for Web
  • Creating a Wireframe
  • Importing Images
  • Working with Photographs

Reflective Exercise: 
Research Photographers WordPress sites - present as an Indesign PDF 
Draft design proposal in class review



Project proposal in class Development

Assessment 2: Draft design proposal for Website or Mobile App
– Due


Project proposal in class Development



Present final PDF presentation of online design proposal

Assignment 3: Final design proposal for Website or Mobile App


Schedule may change as required



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



Please see Canvas for updated reference list

Other Resources

Please refer to Canvas for other resources.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights to your assessment tasks. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on myRMIT.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester and are either ungraded or graded. Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial graded assessment tasks. Full assessment briefs can be accessed via myRMIT.

Your knowledge and understanding of course content is developed through participation in class exercises, reviews and critique sessions and assessment is demonstrated in the application of learned skills and insights in completing your assessment tasks and you must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.

For further information on the assessment and grading criteria, please refer to the course Canvas site. To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.


Assignment 01 – Online Profile with optimised web graphics
Due Week 3

Design and post an online profile with a brief bio and small summary gallery of 6-10 optimised images in a predefined template provided.

Assignment 02 – Draft design proposal for Website or Mobile App
Due Week 6
Develop a PDF presentation of the project design specifications, user interface requirements/target and final designs

Assignment 03 – Final design proposal for Website or Mobile App
Due Week 8
Using the draft proposal, finalise the PDF proposal of the project design including final specifications and designs.

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


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

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:   Cover Sheet for Submissions:  You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.;ID=x3ddsmsrwa1hz   Attendance: Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises  It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.   Assessment Feedback:   You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1   Student Progress:  Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.   Adjustments to Assessment:  If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.;ID=kehn9bz22r41   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.   Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:  Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification). Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.    Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.  Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.;ID=8u7jborsx9dy


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