SRJC Course Outlines

10/21/2019 9:05:17 AMAPGR 72 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  APGR 72Title:  PRINCIPLES SCREEN DESIGN  
Full Title:  Principles of Screen Design
Last Reviewed:2/11/2008

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled2.008 max.Lecture Scheduled16.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled2.008 min.Lab Scheduled16.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total32.00
 
 Non-contact DHR1.00 Non-contact DHR Total8.00

 Total Out of Class Hours:  32.00Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An intensive course that teaches the web site development student how to create effective web sites utilizing typographic and design principles.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CS 50.11B ( or CIS 58.51B or CIS 84.42B) and Course Completion of CIS 73.31A ( or CIS 83.12A) OR Course Completion of CS 50.11B ( or CIS 58.51B or CIS 84.42B) and Course Completion of CS 70.11A ( or CIS 73.21 or CIS 73.31)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An intensive course that teaches the web site development student how to create effective web sites utilizing typographic and design principles.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CS 50.11B ( or CIS 58.51B or CIS 84.42B) and Course Completion of CIS 73.31A ( or CIS 83.12A) OR Course Completion of CS 50.11B ( or CIS 58.51B or CIS 84.42B) and Course Completion of CS 70.11A ( or CIS 73.21 or CIS 73.31)
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1999Inactive:Fall 2015
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify, analyze, and practice at least four principles of screen
design.
2. Apply design and typographic principles to the redesign of a web page.
3. Evaluate and write critiques of existing web site designs.
4. Plan and organize web site structure and content per client criteria.
5. Develop a web site that features effective organization and navigation,
appropriate use of color, attractive graphics, and legible content.

Topics and Scope
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Systematic exploration of screen design as it relates to the graphic
design field.
Lecture Schedule:
1.  Basic Design Principles: focal point, organization, eye flow,
white space, balance, unity, etc.
2.  Design Techniques: contrast, repetition, alignment,
proximity.
3.  Fine Art Techniques: composition, texture, movement, style,
harmony, etc.
4.  Readability and typographical refinements.
5.  Web color: web palettes, cross platform and browser issues,
color do's and don'ts.
6.  Web navigation: ease of use, order and layout.
7.  User interface: buttons, maps, interface options.
8.  Graphics: formats, purpose, speed.
9.  Proofing and debugging: html editors, spell check, what and
how to proof.
10. Redesign problems: improving existing layouts.
11. Design resources: locating and visiting resource sites.
12. Print and Screen design comparisons.
13. Preflighting files for uploading.

Assignments:
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Projects: (3-4 weeks each)
1.  poor Site Redesign
2.  design of personal web page
Assignments (1 week each)
1.  finding good and bad sites
2.  redesign w/Design Principles and Techniques
3.  applying good Typography
4.  developing Color palettes
5.  determining ease of use of various web sites
6.  site mock-up: storyboarding a web site
7.  proofing and correcting a web site
8.  compiling a list of resources
9.  upload personal web page
10. 8 quizzes; 1 final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 80%
Exercises and Projects
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 30%
Multiple choice
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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"The Non-Designer's Web Book" by Robin Williams and John Tollett, 2nd ed.
2000.

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