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MMCC2041 – Interactive Web Design

2020 – Session 2, Special circumstance

Notice

As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group learning activities on campus for the second half-year, while keeping an online version available for those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

To check the availability of face to face activities for your unit, please go to timetable viewer. To check detailed information on unit assessments visit your unit's iLearn space or consult your unit convenor.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Convenor, Lecturer, and Tutor
Stephen Collins
191D, 10 Hadenfeld Avenue
Please see iLearn
Tutor
Alex Mesker
193K, 10 Hadenfeld Avenue
Please see iLearn
Technical Officer
John Cook
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
(MAS240 or MMCC2140) or (COMP249 or COMP2110)
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit teaches the theory and production of websites in the context of the digital age and what that means for media audiences and users. Students develop high level production skills and learn to apply theories of audiences, information architecture, usability and user-focused design to their own original projects created using HTML, CSS and jQuery.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: apply a critical knowledge of the practices, theories and technologies of contemporary Web design.
  • ULO3: solve coding and design challenges.
  • ULO4: work independently and professionally in response to project demands.
  • ULO2: combine HTML, CSS and Javascript in the production of interactive Web-based media.
  • ULO5: communicate and present information in modes suited to a range of audiences.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Coding Tests 30% No Weeks 3, 5, and 7 - see iLearn for specific details
Website Review 20% No Week 7 - see iLearn for specific details
Project 50% No Week 13 - see iLearn for specific details

Coding Tests

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 27 hours
Due: Weeks 3, 5, and 7 - see iLearn for specific details
Weighting: 30%

You will be given three take-home coding tests during the semester to assess your understanding of HTML, CSS, and jQuery. Coding tests are individually weighted:

Coding Test 1: 5% Coding Test 2: 10% Coding Test 3: 15%

Refer to iLearn for further information.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • solve coding and design challenges.
  • combine HTML, CSS and Javascript in the production of interactive Web-based media.

Website Review

Assessment Type 1: Essay
Indicative Time on Task 2: 18 hours
Due: Week 7 - see iLearn for specific details
Weighting: 20%

You are required to write an essay critiquing a website of your choice. You should analyse the site’s design, appeal, interface and usability, and analyse the positive or negative effects on the target audience(s). This assignment requires you to draw on knowledge gained from the course materials. You will refer to the set readings and your own independent research in executing a critique set against a background of well-researched and informed assessment criteria.

Refer to iLearn for further information.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • apply a critical knowledge of the practices, theories and technologies of contemporary Web design.
  • communicate and present information in modes suited to a range of audiences.

Project

Assessment Type 1: Project
Indicative Time on Task 2: 45 hours
Due: Week 13 - see iLearn for specific details
Weighting: 50%

You will design and build a website that addresses a set topic or theme. You will research and develop appropriate multimodal content for the website. Your website will communicate a message, call to action, or narrative to its audience using a combination of text, image, and audio-visual content enhanced by interactive possibilities.

Refer to iLearn for further information.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • apply a critical knowledge of the practices, theories and technologies of contemporary Web design.
  • solve coding and design challenges.
  • work independently and professionally in response to project demands.
  • combine HTML, CSS and Javascript in the production of interactive Web-based media.
  • communicate and present information in modes suited to a range of audiences.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Pre-recorded lectures are embedded into iLearn blocks.

Workshops will be conducted via Zoom (see iLearn for details). Workshops will not be recorded.

Additional resources are available on https://media.mq.edu.au

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/study/getting-started/student-conduct​

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Late Submission

Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – two (2) marks out of 100 will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted more than seven (7) days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline.

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.