ITECH2003: Web Design

ITECH2003: Web Design
CRICOS Provider No. 00103D | RTO Code 4909
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Assignment 1: Design Document
Overview
In this first assignment, you are required to prepare a “Design document” in the format of a report which will cover most of the analysis, planning, content and design considerations of a personal website about yourself that you will develop in Assignment 2. The details of this personal website are within this assignment specification document.
Timelines and Expectations
Percentage Value of Task: 25%
Due: Week 7, Friday 5pm
Minimum time expectation: 25 hours
Learning Outcomes Assessed
The following course learning outcomes are assessed by completing this assessment:
Knowledge:
• Recognise the importance of user analysis, content organisation, interface design, interface usability and the accessibility issues associated with multimedia and web design;
• Identify, explain and apply the design principles that underlie good multimedia and webpage design, from both a visual & content design perspective.
Skills:
• Demonstrate analytical skills to design quality multimedia and web pages, and efficient human-computer interaction;
Application:
• Select appropriate design principles to design multimedia products and web pages that are align with project expectations;
Values:
• Appreciate ethical behaviour in relation to multimedia and web page design, in particular issues related to copyright.
ITECH2003: Web Design
CRICOS Provider No. 00103D | RTO Code 4909
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•Competitive Analysis
•Due Fri 5pm Week 4
Early Intervention Task
•Design Document
•Due Fri 5pm Week 7
Assignment 1
•Website Development
•Due Fri 5pm Week 11
Assignment 2
Assessment Details
Semester Overview
This semester you are required to design and develop a Personal Website that is:
• About yourself and your career ambitions;
• Small, unique and professional in appearance;
• A portfolio of your achievements; and
• A showcase to future potential employers.
This task runs the entire semester and is broken down into two assignments and one in-class assessment.
Assignment 1 Details
In this first assignment, you are required to prepare a “Design document” in the format of a report which will cover most of the analysis, planning, content and design considerations of the personal website about yourself that you will develop in Assignment 2. A template has been provided for you on Moodle to create your Design Document. Use this to begin your assignment.
As the website must be about yourself and your career ambitions, choose a career to showcase on the website that you are passionate about. Example: Web Designer, Mainframe Administrator, or Primary School Teacher. If you are uncertain, make one up! Example: Wrestling Champion, Superhero or Award Winning Musician.
Below are all the requirements of the actual website you will be building in Assignment 2. Become familiar with these so you can correctly document the content and designs for your personal website.
On page 5 are the instructions on how to structure your Design Document and guides of what each section should include.
Website Overall Requirements
This website has a number of requirements which are detailed in the table below; you should adhere to these requirements when working on your assignments.
General Requirements
• You must not use any existing complete templates, or frameworks that assist such as bootstrap.
o You will receive a ZERO score for the global website design, HTML and CSS marking criteria if you do so, and may even be considered as plagiarism.
• You are expected to create your website by yourself hand-coding HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
o (Lab and lecture materials and resources can be used to help you with your website, BUT your design should be your own, not for example the design/layout of lab exercise.)
• You may not develop the website using server-side scripting languages, such as PHP, ASP, etc.
• Your design should focus on design rules learned during this course such as
o Rules of good visual design;
o Usability guidelines related to Colour, Typography, Placement of objects, Readability and Balance.
o A solid understanding of the use of other elements such as; contrast, white space, layout, focal point, alignment, proximity, etc.
• All text should follow the rules of writing for the web, including appropriately “chunked” content, use of Plain Language and the “Inverted Pyramid” style of writing.
• Images, sound, and other media file sizes optimised for download and display.
• Well-designed unique and creative websites will be awarded appropriately.
Assessments Overview
ITECH2003: Web Design
CRICOS Provider No. 00103D | RTO Code 4909
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HTML
• All html files must begin with the declaration, to indicate HTML5 adherence.
• The structure of your website should be built using HTML5 tags styled with CSS where applicable:
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