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Module Title
Web Design
Reference BS2257 Version 4
Created April 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 8
Approved June 2003 SCQF Points 15
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To enable students to appraise the usability of web-based communication enterprises and apply design principles to web-authoring projects.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Discuss the design process in a web context.
2 Appraise third party websites for usability and fitness for purpose.
3 Plan usable websites that take user requirements fully into account.
4 Use industry standard web tools efficiently to create and develop websites.

Indicative Module Content
Information design principles and procedures, interactive media design and usability factors, text and typography, digital imaging, programming techniques, animation techniques, webmaster responsibilities.

Module Delivery
The module is delivered by a combination of lectures, workshops and lab tutorials. In addition, students will be directed to work independently through a series of online exercises.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 48 48
Non-Contact Hours 102 102
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Description: The integrated coursework consists of a report and a website. The report elicits learning outcomes 1 and 2 and the website elicits learning outcomes 3 and 4.

Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to SCQF 8 entry requirements or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 DUCKETT, J., 2010. Beginning HTML, XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Hoboken: Wiley.
2 NIELSEN, J., 2000. Designing web usability. Indianapolis: New Riders. ebook
3 SHAFER, D., 2005. HTML Utopia. designing without tables using CSS. Collingwood, Vic.: SitePoint.
4 WOOLDRIDGE, M., 2011. Teach yourself VISUALLY HTML5. Hoboken: Wiley.

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