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MDIA 4303 - Advanced Web Design

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

This course will deal with three broad design areas: website usability, website accessibility (for those with physical disabilities), and collaborative Web design. Students will also explore the theories behind design, navigation, layout, and the effective use of colour. The assignments will be specifically designed to simulate situations learners will encounter in the working world, both in a designer/client relationship and working collaboratively as part of a design team. By the end of the course, learners will have the tools to turn their sites into functional works of art that also meet all of the current design guidelines for usability and accessibility.

Prerequisite(s)

MDIA 1205 and MDIA 2205

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze (deconstruct) a website, evaluate problems with usability, and suggest solutions.
  • Illustrate how to use colour effectively to enhance the design of Web pages.
  • Outline the requirements for proper organization of a website to meet usability standards.
  • State the principles of an effective navigation structure for a usable website.
  • Construct Web pages that meet universal accessibility standards.
  • Apply collaborative principles in the group design of Web pages.

Effective as of Fall 2011

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