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MDIA 4302 - Modern Web Design

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

In this course we will deal with four broad design areas in terms of contemporary issues in web design — website usability, effective use of colour, modern trends in web design, and website accessibility (for those with disabilities). In the assignments, you will explore all of these issues by analyzing a small website from their portfolio and illustrating how the issues raised in this course could be implemented to provide a better and modern user experience. You will be given a number of tools and checklists to use in analyzing websites that will help you enhance the user experience.

Prerequisite(s)

MDIA 1205 and MDIA 2205 or equivalent.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$631.95 - $643.96 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 43524

Tue Sep 10 - Tue Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 26 Online

Instructor

Dale McIntosh

Course Outline

Cost

$643.96

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 84439

Tue Jan 07 - Tue Mar 24 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 24 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$631.95

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the concept of usability for web pages.
  • Describe how a website must be organized to meet usability standards.
  • Identify ten guidelines for navigation usability for websites.
  • Name ten guidelines for homepage usability for websites.
  • Analyze a website’s usability using a usability checklist.
  • Enhance the design of web pages through effective colour themes.
  • Assess the impact of the effect of colour symbolism (especially by culture) in website design.
  • Determine the issues a given website has with respect to individuals with a given colour deficiency.
  • List three or more modern trends that would have a significant impact on a selected website, given ten modern trends in web design.
  • Measure the accessibility of a website using one or more of five recommended tools.
  • Design an accessible website using three or more given accessibility guidelines.

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