DGTL11005 - Web Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides a practical introduction to web design and development, beginning with the basic technical concepts that make the Web possible. You will learn how to create web pages with the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), and how to redefine the way browsers display web pages with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Using software tools such as Adobe Photoshop, you will prepare graphics for web pages and develop an understanding of image file formats and colour models. You will learn how to apply principles of visual design, usability, accessibility and information architecture to web design. With the aid of a front-end web framework, you will learn how to create responsive web pages that automatically adapt their appearance and behaviour to provide an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students who have completed MMST11002 Web Design may not enrol in this unit.

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2019

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 Undergraduate 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 Assessment 30%
2. Practical Assessment 30%
3. Practical 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: Feedback from students and tutors
Feedback
The unit does not allocate enough time to the Bootstrap web framework.
Recommendation
Change the unit structure to allocate more time to the Bootstrap web framework, and revise the study materials to support this change.
Action Taken
The unit structure was revised to allocate an additional week to the Bootstrap web framework, and new study materials were provided to support this change.
Source: Student evaluation data
Feedback
The unit evaluations offered various suggestions for improvement, but no particular themes emerged.
Recommendation
Review feedback, curriculum, learning resources and assessment tasks with a view to improving the student experience.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. explain the basic technical concepts that make the Web possible
  2. prepare web graphics with an understanding of image file formats and colour models
  3. apply principles of visual design, usability and accessibility to web page design
  4. create web pages with the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  5. create websites with an appropriate organisation scheme, structure, and navigation system
  6. create responsive websites with the aid of a front-end web framework.

Not applicable

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment