Information Design 1

In this course, students learn systematic techniques for each stage of the Web site design process.

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20 Hours
What you'll learn
  • Organization and Planning
  • Understanding Information
  • What Does an Information Designer Do?
  • User Analysis
  • Primary User Types
  • Task Analysis
  • Content Analysis and Delivery
  • Planning with the Client
  • Information Hierarchy and Navigation
  • Strategies for Grouping Content
  • Creating a Hierarchy
  • Navigation Levels
  • Set the Flow of Information
  • Blueprinting a Web Interface
  • Wireframes
  • Designing the Wireframes
  • Information Design vs. Art Direction

Course Introduction

In the Information Design 1 course, students learn systematic techniques for each stage of the Web site design process. Students also learn how user demographics, competitive critiques, feature lists, site maps, and wireframes are used in information design.

Whether a Web designer or simply a Web content editor or project manager, students discover how to make a site’s architecture from concept to reality, gaining insights into client management along the way.

Course Prerequisites

Illustrator Basics or Photoshop Basics, and Dreamweaver 1 courses or equivalent experience.

Course Outline

Information Design 1

Lesson 1:

Organization and Planning; Understanding Information; What Does an Information Designer Do?; User Analysis; Primary User Types; Task Analysis; Content Analysis and Delivery; Planning with the Client

Lesson 2:

Information Hierarchy and Navigation; Site Features; Strategies for Grouping Content; Creating a Hierarchy; Navigation Levels; Set the Flow of Information

Lesson 3:

Blueprinting a Web Interface; Wireframes; Designing the Wireframes; Information Design vs. Art Direction; Information Design Case Studies; What’s New? What’s Next?

Course Notes

Evaluation is based solely on an Academy of Learning final exam. Prior to taking the final exam, students must successfully complete all the components of the online course material. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

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