SRJC Course Outlines

2/20/2018 11:09:50 AMAPGR 72 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Inactive Course
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 Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled1.008 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR1.00 Non-contact Total17.50

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0Total Student Learning Hours: 0 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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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 70.11A ( or CIS 73.21 or CIS 73.31) and Course Completion of CS 50.11A ( or CIS 58.51A or CIS 84.42A)


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 70.11A ( or CIS 73.21 or CIS 73.31) and Course Completion of CS 50.11A ( or CIS 58.51A or CIS 84.42A)
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Students will be able to design effective web pages by applying typographical and screen design principles.

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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:
1.  Poor site redesign
2.  Design of personal web page
Assignments:
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. Six to eight quizzes; one 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:
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The Non-Designer's Web Book - 3rd ed. by Robin Williams and John Tollett
2005.

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