School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Understanding Online Design and ProductionWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100578.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

About this Unit
The unit introduces the Internet as a publications medium. Students will be introduced to the specific design characteristics of this emerging medium, and work towards the design and development of a web site. This unit is designed to enable students to explore and examine the evolving current and future opportunities for visual communication using online digital technologies. The unit will introduce students to current digital technologies for communication, commerce and publication. These technologies currently include the world wide web, the Internet more generally, and the broadband technologies of interactive television. Students will design and produce material in, and for, the world wide web; examine and critique current styles and trends in online communication; consider the impact of these emerging technologies on the practice of design; and investigate the potential social and cultural context of such developments.

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