School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Graphic Design: Interactive Digital MediaWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102265.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 20

Assumed Knowledge
Students should have skills in producing documents or illustrations using Photoshop and Illustrator.

101922 Web and Time-based Design

About this Unit
Digital technology shapes the way we interact with our world. Design of these interactions is a crucial role for today's designers. This unit will develop students' critical interaction and visual design skills in the digital realm, including interface and experience design. Digital design specific research skills, methods and processes are covered. These include user research, persona development, storyboard development, lo-fi and hi-fi prototyping, wireframes and proof of concept methods. Students will engage with problem-based project briefs, and develop solutions that are appropriate for both client and audience needs across a range of devices. Outcomes include app, web and screen designs.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
As part of a professional practice component for Assessment task 1, students will be required to pay for web hosting and domain name registration for this class. This will be completed in class time from week 4, where students will be guided through the process. The cost will be approximately $40-90 AU. Some provision will be made for those who can demonstrate financial hardship. Note that this cost is less than traditional text books.

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