David K. Farkas
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.
We examine what makes for enticing, navigable, and rewarding websites and how design and content varies for sites of various kinds. Each student plans and designs a website with ongoing suggestions from the instructor and class. Course topics include visual design, menus and linking, rich media, transactions/eCommerce, template-based websites, accessibility, and the ongoing process of web publishing, including community content.
Offered Spring 2013.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture, discussion, demonstration, short student presentations, group critiques, and workshop activities.
Basic skills with HTML/CSS and a web graphics application.
Class assignments and grading
Short presentations on interesting web designs and techniques, constructive critiques of classmates' design ideas and beta websites. readings of professional literature that enhance skills and open up new horizons, one well-designed website (small is OK) completed by end of quarter.
Grades based on assignments shown above.