COIT20268 - Responsive Web Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will create web sites that provide an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices. The basics of developing web pages will first be discussed, along with the theory and practice to support this development. Then, using responsive design, you will develop solutions that adapt the layout of the viewing environment by using fluid grids, proportional images and layout rules. A mobile-first approach is taken, where you will learn problem solving and programming skills to provide progressive enhancement, producing innovative and engaging digital content for mobile devices and for desktop systems.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-Req: COIT20245 Introduction to Programming, COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis & Design

Anti-Req: COIS21001 Web Applications for Business

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical and Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student 'Have Your Say'
Feedback
Positivie comments on improvements on tutorial materials.
Recommendation
Continue with the current material and make refinements to further improve the teaching material.
Action Taken
This is carried out as perscribed.
Source: Student 'Have Your Say'
Feedback
In addition to practical examples during tutorial sessions, practical examples should also be presented during lecture sessions.
Recommendation
Lessons for each major concept will now be followed up immediately with practical examples.
Action Taken
Lecturers and tutors provide practical examples by expanding on the examples provided during workshops.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
More practical examples should be provided during workshops.
Recommendation
Tutors will provide extra sets of exercises followed by a top-down solution to demonstrate each concept taught in class to help build understanding.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
The lecturers and tutors were excellent and passionate in delivering the unit.
Recommendation
The teaching team will continue to commit, improve and work towards maintaining this positive outcome.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
The assessment materials were well organised, providing students to build upon previous concepts as they complete each weekly design requirements, working towards a complete portfolio that accumulates into the final assessment.
Recommendation
The teaching team will continue to commit, improve and work towards maintaining this positive outcome.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Develop web pages tailored for a range of screen resolutions, incorporating text, images, audio and video
  2. Apply principles of progressive enhancement to optimise content for the limited memory and processing power of mobile devices, whilst simultaneously delivering a richer experience on non-mobile devices
  3. Critically assess given cases and apply problem solving techniques to create mobile-first solutions using web technology
  4. Critically review the mobile content industry, mobile technologies and characteristics of mobile devices, and likely future trends.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries
and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and
role profiles.
ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html
This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

(1) User experience analysis (UNAN)
(2) User experience evaluation (USEV)
(3) Information content publishing (ICPM)
(4) Program ming/software development (PROG)
(5) Testing (TEST)


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment