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NM2400 - Information Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Students in this subject will be introduced to principles of information design and explore areas such as sense-making and human-centred design solutions. The major creative works will involve visualising complex data, designing usable information for people. Students will explore how complex ideas can be communicated with precision, clarity and efficiency in relation to the needs of people/users. The output of an information design can include information content design, digital or print page design, illustration, design and typography decisions. Information solutions may be created for a variety of media.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify the relevant and appropriate combination of characteristics to inform the design of digital media product;
  • assess the effectiveness and utility of a range of graphic design material prepared for digital media;
  • apply graphic design principles to enhance the integration of image, text and graphic to support comprehension and utility of digital media;
  • understand the needs and behavioural responses of a user to written and visual material depicted within digital media.
Assumed
Knowledge:
12 CP OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
Prerequisites: NM1400 AND NM1410
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
NM2403 NM3407

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Katja Fleischmann
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours lectures - On-Line Lecture
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 13 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: design project 1 (40%); design project 2 (40%); quiz on lecture material (20%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Katja Fleischmann
Lecturer: Mr Gareth Wild.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours lectures - On-Line Lecture
  • 6 hours tutorials - Threaded discussion
  • 20 hours - Video instructionals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: design project 1 (40%); design project 2 (40%); quiz on lecture material (20%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Katja Fleischmann
Lecturer: Mr Gareth Wild.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours lectures - On-Line Lecture
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 13 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: design project 1 (40%); design project 2 (40%); quiz on lecture material (20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.