Interactive Design I – ARTS 477

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 11/05/2021

Course Description

Study of both visual media design concepts and site management for web development. Developing web applications in HTML and CSS to build websites for multiple platforms with emphasis on accessibility for all users. Practical experience in authoring web technology while developing standards to evaluate the presentation of information with these tools. Creating and developing for the web through the principles of graphic design, user experience, and user interface design. (Formerly ARTS 472). Note: May be taken twice for credit.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


In order for any publishing effort to compete favorably for the attention of the plagued media receiver, design students must be prepared to handle all aspects of the publishing process, including electronic publishing. Use of digital media and authoring programs must be guided by intelligent design, including typographic design, graphic design, and user interface design.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic web programing languages such as, HTML/CSS, with the proper integration of emergent and relevant web technology trends.
  2. Design and develop functional, accessible websites.
  3. Apply principles of design through all available web platforms, from touch to non-touch devices and screens, with respect to User Experience and User Interface.
  4. Identify web content management systems for small and large amounts of data.
  5. Construct interactive designs conveying a specific message.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussion Assignments (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided topic for each forum. Each thread must be at least 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 100 words.

Tutorials (8)

The student will complete the tutorials from the Duckett text that reinforce HTML/CSS

Responsive Portfolio Website

Industry standards dictate the importance of a responsive portfolio website accessible across all devices. The student will create a 1-page Responsive Portfolio Website with an image gallery for use as a professional.

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Elements of User Experience reading for the Module: Week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes; contain 5 true/false, multiple-choice, and have a time limit of 30 minutes.