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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Web Design
Reference BS2257 Version 5
Created March 2018 SCQF Level SCQF 8
Approved June 2018 SCQF Points 15
Amended June 2018 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
UX design principles, interactive media design and usability factors, text and typography, programming techniques, animation techniques.

Module Delivery
The module is delivered by a combination of 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 24 24
Non-Contact Hours 126 126
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
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: Individual Portfolio Assessment

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
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.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 BUDD, A., 2016. CSS mastery : advanced web standards solutions United States : Apress. e-Book
2 DUCKETT, J., 2010. Beginning HTML, XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Hoboken: Wiley.
3 NIELSEN, J., 2000. Designing web usability. Indianapolis: New Riders. ebook
4 WEST, A W.2016. Practical web design for absolute beginners United States :Apress. e-Book
5 WOOLDRIDGE, M., 2011. Teach yourself VISUALLY HTML5. Hoboken: Wiley.


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