15 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: Students need to be computer literate, and possession of basic skills in authoring web pages using HTML is desirable

Aims/Description: This module teaches students the user-centred design process (Garrett, 2002) to create a website around how users can/want/need to use a website, rather than forcing the users to change their behaviour to accommodate a website. Central to this process is the creation, architecture/modelling and design of information within the website. Websites are a key part of many information systems and user-centred website iterative design is an example of an information management cycle (Choo, 2002). The module also teaches the practical skills necessary to effectively implement the website using the latest Web standards and industry standard technologies. The assessment is in three parts: 1) weekly online tests and tasks; 2) a whole day group design project; 3) a half day laboratory implementation test. Students must be available the week before the start of Semester 2 (2nd to 6th February 2015). This module is core for MA Multilingual Management and MA Digital Library Management is students. It is also an approved module for MSc Information Management and CPD pathway students.

Staff Contact: Peter Holdridge
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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