Summer 2017 - IAT 339 D100

Web Design and Development (3)

Class Number: 4311

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    SUR 2740, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    IAT 235 and IAT 265.



Advanced theory and implementation of web media from a design perspective. Students will design and develop web media that focuses on communication and design issues for a variety of users. This course will address design methods and approaches for technical aspects such as content management, responsive design, and server-side support.


This course presumes you are prepared and willing to learn how to code and design websites. If you are stronger in either aspect (designing or coding), the challenge for this course is for you to become stronger in the opposing aspect.


  1. Identify and analyze user purpose and experience in accessing web content.
  2. Prioritize and assess platform specific considerations in user’s expectations of web design.
  3. Develop and analyze user requirements for the web for a variety of users.
  4. Critically analyze affordances of different web design paradigms and explain potential uses.
  5. Develop, implement and critique solutions to web design problems.
  6. Apply current industry web design standards (eg. coding practice, search engine optimization), tools (eg. file versioning, wireframing), and content management systems
  7. Classify legal and ethical issues in publishing content on the web.


  • Participation 5%
  • Quizzes 20%
  • Group Projects 30%
  • Individual Projects 45%


Failure Policy
All categories listed above must be passed to pass the course. For example, if your individual project total is 19/45% you will fail the course, or can be assigned make-up work on the course content that has been missed at the instructor's discretion.

Grading Scale
This course uses the SIAT standard grading scale for final letter grades, the cutoffs for which are:
A+ - 95%
A - 90%
A- - 85%
B+ - 80%
B - 75%
B- - 70%
C+ - 65%
C - 60%
C- - 55%
D - 50%
F < 50%


This course requires regular attendance and participation to do well.



Readings will be delivered digitally through the online course-platform.

All course software is available for free and it is highly recommended that you have ready access to your own laptop or desktop computer for use with this course, though it is not required.


Readings will be delivered digitally through the online course-platform.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University.