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Rebecca Destello
HCDE 437
Seattle Campus

Web Design and Web Publishing

Design principles and skills including navigation, functional design, visual design, and content development. Includes the ongoing process of Web publishing. Addresses societal issues pertaining to the web and Internet. Students build a website and plan for ongoing web publishing. Prerequisite: HCDE 310. Offered: W.

Class description

This course will introduce you to user-centered Web design principles including, navigation design, functional design, visual design, content development, and Website publishing. Students will work in teams to engage in skill-building exercises and assignments designed to complete the redesign of a website.

Student learning goals

Understand the steps necessary to build a website using a user-centric approach.

Be familiar with theory and design concepts essential to good Web design.

Have experience using some of the testing and design tools core to the UX industry.

Improve your professional and technical oral and written communication skills.

Understand how to participate creatively and effectively as a member of a project-oriented design team.

General method of instruction

Lecture, discussion, demonstration, short student presentations, group critiques, and workshop activities.

Recommended preparation

Basic skills with HTML/CSS and a web graphics application.

Class assignments and grading

In this class, we will use readings, class discussion, and related activities to collectively make sense of issues related to our topic of web design and publishing. Course projects and in-class exercises are designed to build upon one another and accumulate into one, fully functioning website by quarter’s end.

Grades based on assignments shown above.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Rebecca Destello
Date: 05/29/2012