Module Title:Web User Interface Design
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Combination of lecture and laboratory sessions. Lectures will provide the traditional theory. Laboratory sessions will employ formative practical/assessment sheets and with the opportunity to learn interface design, style, and programming. Project work will be based on designing and programming web interfaces.
Module Aim: Students will understand the architecture of the internet. They will design layouts and interfaces for different access target devices. Students will understand the processes and principals required to create web accessible user interface layouts, web programming, and navigation. Students will be able to embed appropriate media (images, audio, video, and animation) Students will develop the competence of working as web designer & developer. Students will have an understanding of how to create dynamic, 'design driven' websites.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand the architecture of the world wide web.
LO2 Appreciate and understand User Interface design principles for a variety of target devices such as desktop and mobile.
LO3 Program web clients using JavaScript, HTML and CSS
LO4 Perform the role of a creative web designer, creating effective web design based on system analyst of a case study
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Web Architecture
Web protocols including HTTP protocol. Web concepts including cookies, proxies, caching, web servers and clients. Security if the web and communications between client and server
Web Design & Development
Create dynamic and responsive websites, using the latest technologies. Understand the work flow need to create effective and well design websites. Using design skills to complete a web project from concept through GUI development, wireframes, and construction.
Client side Development
Introduction to client-side scripting using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
Wed Design Research
Continue research into current trends, from both a design and technology point of view. Create websites that are styled appropriate to the clients and the sector they sit in. Create a continuation of the client existing branding and deploy this through all responsive elements, web, mobile app.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
Project60.00%
Practical10.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Quiz throughout year examining topics covered 1,2,3,4 30.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Interface design 1,2 20.00 n/a
Project Scripting 3 20.00 n/a
Project Interface layouts 3,4 20.00 n/a
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical series to support project work 1,2,3,4 10.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.00
Laboratory Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 5.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCIAD_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design 2 Mandatory
CW_KCIAD_D Bachelor of Science in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design 2 Mandatory