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NM2400 - Information Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
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-centered 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

  • critically examine the needs and behavioural responses of a user to written and visual material depicted within digital media;
  • apply information design principles to enhance the integration of image, text, graphic to support comprehension and usability;
  • select the relevant and appropriate combination of characteristics to inform the design of digital media product;
  • critically assess the effectiveness and utility of a range of graphic design material prepared for digital media.
Prerequisites: (NM1401 OR NM1400 OR NM2901) AND 9CP OF ANY LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
NM2403 NM3407


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours - Tutorials and Practicals
Assessment: design project (70%); research project (30%).

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