Design for Digital Media

Course code DESN6350Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Provides a focus on the production of visual communications in the context of digital screen-based media. The course aims to develop an appreciation of fundamental visual communication principles as they relate to interactive screen based communication. Students will be expected to assimilate essential concepts, including creative visual problem solving, via a combination of theoretical and practical projects.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an informed knowledge of concepts fundamental to visual communication design.
2. Demonstrate a practical knowledge of design fundamentals, inclusive of the elements and principles of design.
3. Communicate using the terminology specific to visual communication design.
4. Critically evaluate examples of visual communications in the context of digital media.
5. Recognise the relationship between traditional & design media design.
6. Devise and produce design solutions for specific digital media problems.
7. Describe new and emerging directions for visual communication in the context of digital media.
8. Demonstrate an applied knowledge of computer hardware and software specific to this course.
ContentTopics may include:
- Elements and principles of design
- The Design Process
- Vector and pixel based imagery
- Fundamentals of interactive screen based interface design
- Visual Language
- Creative Problem Solving
- Trends in professional Visual Communication Design.
- Future Directions for Visual Communication Design.
Replacing Course(s)DESN6440 - Interactive Multimedia and Design
DESN6300 - Introduction to Multimedia Design and Effective Communication
TransitionDESN6350 replaces DESN6300 and DESN6440. Students who have passed DESN6300 and DESN6440 cannot count DESN6350 for credit. Students who have failed DESN6300 or DESN6440 should enrol in DESN6350.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents are expected to have at least a basic level of computer literacy commensurate with a Postgraduate level of study. This will include basic competency with the use of 'Office' style applications (word processing, presentation and spreadsheet) and internet/web browsers.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
JournalLearning Journal
ProjectsPractical Projects
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for DESN6350