DSIGN241-21A (HAM)

Design 3: Aspects of Web Design

15 Points

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School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Computer Science

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Paper Description

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This paper presents the students with the challenge of designing, developing and publishing content for the World Wide Web, working with content management systems (CMS). The students are challenged to combine their typographic skills and their knowledge of design in order to practically solve communication design projects.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through a series of lectures and studios and it relies on Moodle for the communication with the students.

Class attendance and active participation are expected. The course notes provided are not comprehensive, additional material will be covered in class. Students are responsible for all content covered in class.

Students are expected to devote much time to practical work. Just turning in the first attempt at each practical is not acceptable. Students should experiment with the concepts discussed in class to gain a full understanding of the delivered material.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Combine acquired knowledge
    In order to practically solve design problems in the context of the Web, the students will use and expand their typographic skills and their knowledge of the principles of design.
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  • Produce effective visual communication
    Using typography, forms and images the students will synthesise these designs skills in the context of Web Design.
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  • Understand web publishing systems
    The students will advance in the comprehension of dynamic web publishing systems, their inner structure, their design and their use an application.
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  • Presente projects
    The students will develop their ability to deliver effective presentations.
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  • Articulate design decisions
    The students will develop their ability to articulate design decisions in the context of a project.
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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. Web Style Guide
19 Mar 2021
7:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Web Framework
16 Apr 2021
7:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Web CMS Theme
4 Jun 2021
7:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Online Quizzes
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Professional practice
10
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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Recommended Readings

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Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte

On Web Typography by Jason Santa Maria

CSS3 for Web Designers by Dan Cederholm

HTML5 for Web Designers by Jeffrey Zeldman

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Other Resources

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Learning resources will be available on Moodle.
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Online Support

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This paper relies on Moodle for all the communication with the students. All the teaching resources will be available via Moodle. All the students submissions will be managed online via Moodle.
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Workload

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This paper has a total workload of 150hrs (12hrs lectures, 72hrs studios, 66hrs self-directed study).
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: At least one of CGRD142, COMP126, COMPX161, or DSIGN142.

Corequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: CGRD241

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