DSIGN125-18A (HAM)

Introduction to Communication Design Production

15 Points

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Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
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Department of Computer Science

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: clive.wilkinson@waikato.ac.nz
: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz

You can contact staff by:

  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
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Paper Description

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This paper enables students to perform basic computing operations and to operate software packages for the manipulation of visual images and text for use in print and screen-based applications.
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Paper Structure

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This is a primarily practical paper. Theoretical background will be provided through a weekly exercise. Students will be introduced to basic computing concepts and provided with software tutorials and related exercises in two 2-hour per week labs. The labs will also include a 'critique' tutorial as the projects develop.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
    • use Adobe Indesign application software
    • use Adobe Illustrator application software
    • use Adobe Photoshop application software
    • apply the software tools to generate suitable images (including vector and raster images) for print and web based applications
    • create and layout documents and generate print or interactive PDFs from those documents
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Practical exercises
20
  • Hand-in: In Lab
2. Written Test
11 Apr 2018
12:00 PM
10
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
3. Practical Test 1
3 May 2018
No set time
15
  • Hand-in: In Lab
4. Practical Test 2
31 May 2018
No set time
15
  • Hand-in: In Lab
5. Project 1
4 May 2018
4:00 PM
20
  • Hand-in: In Lab
6. Project 2
8 Jun 2018
4:00 PM
20
  • Hand-in: In Lab
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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The paper has a laboratory manual available from Waikato Print. Students should purchase this manual before the first laboratory session. Bring the laboratory manual to all classes.
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Recommended Readings

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Additional reading will be notified through Moodle
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Other Resources

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Recommended videos are noted in the Laboratory manual. Further recommendations will be made via Moodle.
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Online Support

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Students should be checking Moodle on a regular basis (at least twice a week). Announcements will be made weekly, lecture notes posted, and materials made available via the COMP125 Moodle page.. Student queries can be posted via the Moodle forums.

Alternatively you can email the tutor. All email should have the paper number (COMP125) in the subject line. Email will be answered within one business day.

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Workload

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COMP125 is a 15 point course. Students should expect to spend at least 150 total study hours on this course. Therefore students can expect to spend approximately 10-12 hours per week working on this course.

Lecture 1 hour

Supervised Laboratories 4 hours

Unsupervised Laboratory work 3-4 hours

Preparation /Review remainder

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Restricted papers: COMP125

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