Summer 2020 - IAT 339 D100

Web Design and Development (3)

Class Number: 4572

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • 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 design the front-end of websites and code them by hand using HTML and CSS. 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.

You will also be expected to develop content in an accessible, semantic and responsive fashion by default, making use of fully standards compliant HTML and CSS.


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     76%
B-    72%
C+   68%
C     64%
C-   60%
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 with the exception of whatever graphics software you may need. Due to the online delivery this term it is essential that you have ready access to your own laptop or desktop computer for use with this course, as well as stable access to internet service.

REQUIRED READING:

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

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/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

TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.