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WDV 151 - Intro Web Design

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course introduces design principles and concepts as they relate to web design. Students will complete basic design projects, focusing on the main principles of design, color theory and basic typography.  Credit will not be granted for both WDV 151  and GRD 411  .
Prerequisite: WDV 101  , WDV 131  or Instructor Approval.
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of a design.
    1. Identify symmetrical and asymmetrical balance in a design.
    2. Identify visual rhythm in a design.
    3. Identify contrast in a design.
    4. Describe the role of scale and proportion in a design.
    5. Describe the role of dominance and emphasis in a design.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the gestalt principles of design.
    1. Describe the role of unity in a design.
    2. Describe the role of closure in a design.
    3. Describe the role of continuance in a design.
    4. Describe the role of proximity in a design.
    5. Describe the role of positive/negative space in a design.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of composition as it relates to web design.
    1. Describe the rule of thirds (Golden Mean).
    2. Explain the term ‘visual center’.
    3. Examine eye-movement in various web designs.
    4. Identify 5 basic web site layout structures.
  4. Demonstrate the knowledge of basic typography.
    1. Identify the basic type categories and their uses.
    2. Distinguish between serif and sans serif type styles.
    3. Identify the main fonts used in web design.
    4. Identify the elements of body text.
    5. Explain how type is specified in web design.
  5. Demonstrate the knowledge of basic color theory and principles.
    1. Identify primary, secondary, and tertiary colors in a color wheel.
    2. Differentiate between Hue, Saturation and Value .
    3. Define RGB, Index, and LAB color models.
    4. Explain how HTML colors are specified.
    5. Identify ‘Web Safe’ colors.
    6. Identify various color schemes.
    7. Describe the psychological effect of various colors.
    8. Identify resources for color palettes and color groupings.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetics in design.
    1. Differentiate between a poorly designed and a well designed web site.
    2. Discuss how principles of design are applied to various web sites.
    3. Apply principles of design to various in class projects.
  7. Organize information into a logical workflow for a web site.
    1. Develop a flowchart for a three-page simple website.
    2. Develop a flowchart for a complex website that contains various hyperlinks.
    3. Develop a wireframe sketch for each website layout.



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