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NM3407 - Information and Publication Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts (pre 2015)

Students in this subject will explore advanced information design techniques with a focus on the production of a suite of print assets. The major creative works will involve visualising complex data, designing usable information for people, and developing concepts for the publishing industry. Principles of human-centered design, typography, layout, text and image relationships, language and colour management will all be explored in depth.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to identify the relevant and appropriate combination of characteristics to inform the design of digital media product;
  • ability to assess the effectiveness and utility of a range of graphic design material prepared for digital media;
  • ability to apply graphic design principles to enhance the integration of image, text, graphic and sound to support comprehension and utility of digital media;
  • a comprehensive understanding of the needs and behavioural responses of a user to written and visual material depicted within digital media.
Prerequisites: 18CP OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
NM2403 NM2400


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Mr Russ Rankin.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: quiz (15%); map brochure (30%); poster (25%); magazine (30%).

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.