Web technology is at the core of today's entrepreneurial and innovative culture and in this unit we explore how individuals can negotiate current industry contexts, including lean and scrum environments. We explore how to understand and apply knowledge about trends in digital cultures. Focusing initially on the notion of the 'minimal viable product', we generate, manage and prototype ideas for web technologies in different social settings. The unit will familiarise students with the means and tools to develop digital environments in an era when those with some training, for instance in Javascript and CSS, can co-opt different technologies for their own purposes. We also review topical issues such as content strategy and search engine optimization and keyword research. Students develop their own portfolio website.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate and communicate the strengths and limitations of industry standards regarding web technologies;  
  2. Devise and develop a prototype;  
  3. Analyse, interpret and present trends concerning web technology;  


Assessment type Description Grade
ICT (Wiki, Web sites) Development environment set-up including draft development documentation 15%
Presentation Planning and design documentation with presentation and peer feedback. 25%
Project Create an interactive 2d or 3d web-based artefact 30%
Creative Works Develop a website / Develop a professional digital media presence. 30%

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