ARCT5595 Digital Design Journal

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
This unit familiarises students with the relationship between design, text and digital media, key drivers of the so-called creative economy. Students are encouraged to critically reflect on various online platforms for writing and researching and how they mediate design. Further, opportunity is provided to incorporate these ideas into practice, through the editing, coordination and sharing of online content for purposes of publication. Digital Design Journal requires students obtain and show proficiency in the writing, design and digital curation of information in a professional capacity and appropriate to tertiary education.
Students are able to (1) discern conventions of online media writing and visuality, and apply them in accordance with principles of authorship and ownership to articulate knowledge about design to a target audience; (2) demonstrate facility with the mechanisms of blogs, social media, syndication and plugin capabilities; and (3) build experience in digital photography appropriate to various online environments cognisant of copyright.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) 6 x 500-word online blogs and (2) 1500-word feature article. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Rene van Meeuwen
Contact hours
1 hour per week and 1 hour online per week
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