This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design digital applications, which may consist of one or many technologies integrated in various combinations.  It applies to individuals who work with clients to design specifications for digital applications, which are then built by other specialised team members. Digital applications may be operated in a web or mobile device environment.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - research digital applications and analyse how they meet audience, function and content requirements; - design specifications for digital applications that: - meet client and audience requirements; - are technically feasible; - detail all aspects of the application's permissions, search capability, architecture, content, assets, screen designs, functions, reports, production requirements and testing strategies, and; - present and discuss draft specifications. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - explain the sequence and interrelationships of stages in the process of designing digital applications; - outline issues relating to technical standards and platform functions that may impact on digital application options; - outline the impact of web standards on the design of digital applications; - describe typical formats and techniques for documenting the design of digital applications, and; - describe the concept of intellectual property rights and how this is managed in context of digital applications.

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