What is digital design?

Learning Intentions

  • Understand the term digital design

Success Criteria

  • I can explain what digital design is

A bit about me...

  • I was a software developer before becoming a web developer/UX designer and then starting my own business.
  • Here are some examples of websites I have worked on or built

What is this course?

  • You have chosen an elective course in digital design.
    In this course we are going to:
    • Design and build a website on a topic of your choice
    • Create computer graphics and animations for our website
    • Create and edit digital media such as audio and video
    • Learn how to work as a team
    • Learn how to write some code
  • The course is divided into several units that involve a theory and practical test.
  • At the end of the course you will be able to achieve a qualification.

Course structure

  • Part 1: Collaborative digital design
    • Learn more about collaborative digital design
    • How the industry works
    • Using visual design techniques
  • Part 2: The Web Industry
    • Planning a web project
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
  • Part 3: User experience and interaction design
    • What makes something usable?
    • Target audience and who is the user?
    • Product prototyping
    • Wireframing and UX

Course structure

  • Part 4: Graphics and animation
    • Making a brand
    • Developing computer graphics
    • Making an infographic
    • Developing an animation
  • Part 5: Computer audio
    • Audio capture and editing
    • Podcasting
  • Part 6: Computer video
    • Video capture and editing
    • Capturing own video and editing it

Course structure

  • Part 7: Building an industry-standard website
    • How websites are built in the industry
    • HTML and CSS
    • JavaScript
    • Server-side coding
  • Part 8: Building an app

What is digital design?

Come up with some ideas as to what you think digital design is.

Digital Design involves many disciplines and roles including graphics, video, audio, user experience and so much more

What is digital design?

Come up with some ideas as to what you think digital design is.

Digital Design involves many disciplines and roles including graphics, video, audio, user experience and so much more

Using Google Sites or another web authoring program, create a personal website. Your website should contain at least four pages. Share your website with your teacher at the very start.

Icebreaker task

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1 An introduction : 1.1 What is digital design
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