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ACG706 - Designing for Web Environments


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Maria Bates




Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials


This unit explores the theory and practices of designing for interactivity and the web. Students will critique and design strategic, interactive and energetic solutions that carefully consider site, audience, navigation and engagement. Central to this understanding is the transition from traditional forms of publishing to innovative and contemporary methods of practice.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Evaluate and apply visual communication design theories and to interactive media platforms

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Effectively engage interactivity through developing content in a style appropriate to target users and audience

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving


Identify scope of authoring software by demonstrating and applying information technology skills to assist in solving organisational problems in interactive environments

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Analyse, evaluate and generate a range of critical design solutions to often unpredictable and sometimes complex problems. Propose and demonstrate solutions with good judgement and ethical responsibility to authenticity

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Research Project   30% Week 4
Assessment 2 - Design Project   30% Week 6
Assessment 3 - Design Project   40% Week 12

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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