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Multimedia Website Design (ART381)

Formerly Multimedia and Website Design (ART381)
Location: 
Ma'alot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length: 

39 hours (13 weeks).

Dates: 

September 2009 - April 2016.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: design a professional website according to current design practices and trends; design an animated portfolio website according to current design practices and trend; assess the design problem being presented based on the client's requirements and needs, target market, consumer demographics, and practical constraints (e.g. deadlines, budget, production techniques; conduct research to gain a thorough understanding of the client, target audience and demographics, product, and competitors' products; utilize the internet as a research tool; conduct simple surveys with target audience; conduct simple usability testing; develop personality sheets based on ideal target audience; brainstorm solutions to the problem based on research results; synthesize results of research and brainstorming to develop several workable solutions to be tested on target audience; test the designs with the target audiences; refine and advance solutions to professional designs based on instructor, peer, self, and target audience's critique and input; produce professional designs in which composition, color, and typography are fully resolved and technical execution is flawless; create simple animations based on animation principles; write an analytical self-evaluation for the project pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of the design; develop the ability to provide constructive criticism to peer design;  increase design speed by arriving at design solutions through a series of short class exercises (time allowing); demonstrate the ability to upload, test, and maintain websites; utilize the internet as a marketing tool; develop and design the following projects based on the design process listed above: a ten-page corporate website for an existing company/organization and an animated portfolio website.

Instruction: 

This course may be delivered in a classroom or online format.  Major topics are principles and techniques of website design and animation using current technologies and following contemporary trends. Students design two websites: a website for an existing business or corporation and an animated portfolio website.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Art (2/11).

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