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Unit description

Examines the design and integration of graphics, text and interface elements in interactive applications. This unit introduces students to screen design, interface design and user experience as the essential elements of digital graphics and text in a practical, problem-based format.

Unit content

  1. Introduction to digital media.
  2. Hardware and software for capturing, scanning, creating and manipulating text and 2-D graphics.
  3. Graphical communication and information design.
  4. Text – Components, creation, use.
  5. 2-D graphics – Vector, bitmap.
  6. 2-D graphics – Components, creation, use.
  7. The principles and design of Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) for multimedia applications.
  8. Screen design – Achieving balance between aesthetics and functionality.
  9. Storage formats for text and 2-D graphics.
  10. Compression formats and transmission techniques for text and 2-D graphics.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify and describe the main features of text and 2-D graphicsKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2analyse aspects of content, purpose and end users that impact upon design and use of images, text and interface elementsCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3apply principles and elements of visual design to the development of computer graphical user interfacesCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
4design and develop screen layouts for computer graphical user interfaces and content presentationIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
5demonstrate the appropriate use of text and 2-D graphics for both user interface and content presentationKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
6describe and utilise the important storage formats for text and 2-D graphicsKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and describe the main features of text and 2-D graphics
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. analyse aspects of content, purpose and end users that impact upon design and use of images, text and interface elements
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. apply principles and elements of visual design to the development of computer graphical user interfaces
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. design and develop screen layouts for computer graphical user interfaces and content presentation
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. demonstrate the appropriate use of text and 2-D graphics for both user interface and content presentation
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  6. describe and utilise the important storage formats for text and 2-D graphics
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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