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Web design ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: To be determined

Caulfield Second semester 2006 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit introduces students to principles of web design. File formats, colour modes, image resolution and bit depth, and preparation of images for on-line delivery. The development, status and potential of delivering information and graphics over digital networks using computers. Variations on network types including Internet and Intranets. Protocols, set-up and file formats commonly used. Motion graphics and on-line delivery of multimedia documents are also covered.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will: 1. Be able to prepare multimedia documents suited to on-line delivery; 2. Be able to identify the different technologies for web design, including mark-up languages, interactive multimedia formats, video/sound streaming, and database systems; 3. Understand web page construction and principles, file and site management, and web design for accessibility and usability; 4. Be able to use text, images, animation, sound and digital video as multimedia elements in electronic documents; 5. Be familiar with colour mode and resolution requirements for a range of electronic media; 6. Be aware of a variety of file formats, and be able to optimise a media file for a particular application; 7. Be able to understand the role of web design in multimedia.

Assessment: Major projects: 50% + Exercises: 50%

Contact Hours: 12 hours per week, including: 1 lecture hour, 2 studio hours and 9 hours of independent study

Prerequisites: DIS1103

Prohibitions: MMS1402