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DECO1016: Introduction to Web Design

This unit introduces students to the web technologies they will need to design and prototype web-based user interfaces. In this unit students will prototype screen-based designs using scripting and markup languages such as HTML, CSS. This unit provides foundational skills in web-design that can be used to implement and communicate design ideas using various media and platforms, such as desktop computers and mobile devices. On completion of this subject students will be able to program dynamic web-based user interfaces and interactive designs. Students will engage with principles of web layout and common design patterns used in web-based interfaces.

Code DECO1016
Academic unit Design Lab
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. assess the structural and navigational requirements of web sites and mobile applications
  • LO2. conduct research to explore, inform and critique multiple perspectives on a design problem/solution
  • LO3. demonstrate a practical understanding and application of user interface design principles and methods, within an iterative, increasing-fidelity design process
  • LO4. develop web sites and mobile applications using modern web design techniques and technologies
  • LO5. evaluate the performance and user experience of a web design solution

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.