Modiwl ICP-2005:
Graphics & Web Design

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

10 Credyd neu 5 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Dr Panagiotis Ritsos

Amcanion cyffredinol

To develop students’ ability to produce high-quality designs of interactive applications, to be able to follow design principles to produce industry-standard, quality websites & to develop a basic knowledge of graphics theory & HCI.

Cynnwys cwrs

How images are represented by a computer, basics of image storage & compression, different image formats, resolutions, display size, print size and interpolation.

Concepts of usability, user experience, information architecture and their relationship.

Design practices for the (mobile) web, including wire-framing, storyboarding and other lo-fi prototyping techniques

Human-Computer Interaction best-practice principles for web design, and human-perception concepts that influence graphical interface design

Cyswllt Canlyniad dysgu i Meini Prawf

  threshold

40%

good

60%

excellent

70%

Understanding of user-centred design and HCI principles.

Demonstrate an understanding of basic HCI principles and comment on what is / isn’t good design practice & provide examples. Understands the reasoning behind current HCI principles and able to follow HCI guidelines consistently throughout work. Able to extrapolate from HCI guidelines provided in order to reason about good design, navigational structure & clarity of presentation.

Demonstrate an understanding of image theory, including aspects of colour theory and image compression

Basic understanding of storage / compression techniques. Students should understand the difference between display size, colour, print size and how the quality of an image may be affected by these. Good understanding of image storage & compression techniques. Furthermore, basic understanding of higher level concepts such as interpolation and colour perception. Student should understand how images are represented by the computer and the tradeoffs involved in the use various image formats.

Utilise graphics packages to produce & manipulate website templates and images to a high standard.

Students are able to use graphics package functionality to put together templates and images for use in websites as well as to repair / adjust images to suit an intended purpose. Able to develop website templates and graphics & manipulate image (e.g. reparation of photographs) to a standard which could be considered professional Able to select the appropriate image format & optimise images bearing in mind the intended purpose of materials; able to produce higher quality work than might be expected at threshold.

Display an understanding of various web design features & technologies such as forms, image maps, media, text/typography for a variety of display mechanisms and device form-factors

Students should be able to utilise basic web design features to improve the clarity / communication of information as well as to lend interest to a website. Students understand that browsers in different form-factor devices may not render mark-up in the same fashion & account for this; able to make use of more complex design functionality to compensate. Students able to utilise all web design features & features shown and are able to utilise these for their own purposes to a high standard, for various form-factors.

Demonstrate competence in use of web design strategies (e.g. wire framing, low-fidelity prototyping techniques ) for the production of high-quality websites and graphical-user interfaces.

Students demonstrate good judgement in presenting information and navigational structure. User experience recommendations and best practices used to enhance quality of work. High standard of work produced which follows best practice HCI guidelines & fundamental model of user-centred design for the web. Students should be able to use web design strategies to produce a website prototype of a higher standard than could be achieved without such techniques.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
Website Web Audit 30
Class Test 20
Designing a Commercial Website 50

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Lecture

11 hours over 12 weeks

12
Laboratory

22 hours over 12 weeks

22
Workshop

ASSESSED project work, supported by lab sessions

20
Private study

Supported by lab-based tutorials and supervision

46

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Knowledge and understanding of facts, concepts, principles & theories
  • Use of such knowledge in modelling and design
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Deploy theory in design, implementation and evaluation of systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of commercial and economic issues
  • Knowledge of management techniques to achieve objectives
  • Specify, design or construct computer-based systems
  • Evaluate systems in terms of quality and trade-offs
  • Deploy tools effectively
  • Development of general transferable skills
  • Defining problems, managing design process and evaluating outcomes
  • Principles of appropriate supporting engineering and scientific disciplines

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