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Course Number:
GD 182
Course Title:
Screen Design Principles
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
60
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Introduces the fundamentals of designing for screens. Includes relevant terminology, structure of screen layouts and elements, typographic practices, and graphic optimization. Prerequisites: GD 116, GD 122, GD 140, GD 151. Prerequisites/concurrent: GD 160.

Addendum to Course Description

A grade of a "B" or higher is required for placement into the second year of the program.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Style screen elements using HTML and CSS.
  • Use semantic code to define typographic hierarchy.
  • Write design specifications appropriate for web development.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Creation of a screen elements using semantic markup
  • Completion of coding exercises
  • Quiz on terminology
  • Exam based on structure and visual presentation

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

THEMES
Screen Layout Structure
Technical Proficiency

CONCEPTS
Visualization
Workflow
Hierarchy
Organization

ISSUES
Software Navigation
Pattern Recognition
Attention to Detail

SKILLS

  • Generate screen layouts using markup language.
  • Use semantic code to create design elements.
  • Establish typographic hierarchy.
  • Use appropriate techniques for layout structure.
  • Specify colors, fonts, and sizes using screen based units.
  • Graphic optimization.
  • File organization.