Screen Based Visual Communication

Course code DESN2320Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Building upon the fundamental skills and knowledge associated with design principles and visual communication technology, this course challenges students to produce design solutions in a context of current and emerging digital technologies. With a particular focus on screen-based design context, students will examine the application of traditional design principles and creative problem solving strategies to the interface associated with digital media devices.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Describe new and emerging directions for visual communication in the context of digital media.
2. Devise and produce design solutions for specific digital media problems.
3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of usability and interaction design principles.
4. Critically evaluate examples of visual communication in the context of digital media interface design.
5. Communicate using the terminology specific to visual communication digital media.
6. Demonstrate an applied knowledge of computer hardware and software associated with visual communication technology.
ContentTopics will include:
- Fundamentals of web usability and interface design.
- Design production for multiple delivery formats.
- Principles of screen based interactivity.
- Pixel and vector based imagery.
- Fundamentals of digital asset and project management.
- Contemporary trends in visual communications design.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeDESN1150 - Visual Communication Principles 2, DESN1300 - Visual Communication Technology, DESN1470 - Design Process.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Student Projects
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursComputer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term