Spring 2018 - IAT 339 D200

Web Design and Development (3)

Class Number: 12598

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SUR 3250, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    IAT 235 and IAT 265.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

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.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  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.

Grading

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

NOTES:

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%

REQUIREMENTS:

This course requires regular attendance and participation to do well.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

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

Hardware
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.

REQUIRED READING:

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

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html 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. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS