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STAGE 2A

 

Design concepts - Knowledge

  • elements of design
    • line
    • shape
    • space
    • texture
    • colour
    • 3D form
    • tone
  • design principles
    • balance
    • emphasis (contrast and proportion)
    • dominance
    • unity (proximity and repetition)
    • pattern
    • movement
  • typography
    • typeface
    • size
    • alignment
    • format
    • spacing
  • relationship between elements and principles of design
  • layout and composition principles
      • reading gravity
      • rule of thirds
      • form of content
      • grid and alignment.
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  • Design concepts - Skills
  • identify and explain design principles and elements in existing works
  • design development process
      • creation of accurate visuals/layouts
      • apply layout and composition principles
  • apply elements and principles of design relevant to a particular task
  • detailed annotations for designs
    • elements and principles of design
    • technical requirements
    • visual composition
    • grid and alignment
  • modify project to meet a design need/consideration
      • apply layout grid and alignment
 

 

  • Hardware - Knowledge

    • hardware components of a computer system
    • Central Processing Unit (CPU)
    • purpose
    • types memory/storage
    • primary
    • secondary
    • peripheral devices
    • mobile devices
    • operating system (OS) software for different applications
    • types
    • Windows
    • Mac OS
    • iOS
    • Android
    • Linux
      • Operating System (OS) functions
    • user interface
    • managing system resources
    • managing security and access rights
    • running applications
    • software compatibility issues
      • running older software on current hardware
      • newer software running on older hardware.

     

    Hardware - Skills

    • describe criteria when selecting hardware and software for a specified purpose including the minimum hardware requirements to run software.

 

Week 1 to Week 3

 

    Impacts of technology - Knowledge
    Legal

    • Copyright Act 1968
      • Fair Dealing
      • Private Use
      • Moral Rights

    Ethical

    • appropriate referencing techniques for digital publications
    • acknowledgement of Intellectual Property owner

    Social

    • digital citizenship
    • responsible use of social networking
    • forms of cyber bullying
    • strategies to manage/limit cyber bullying
    • addressing work/life balance issues
    • social networking
      • types
      • features
    • types of virtual communities
      • online chat rooms
      • virtual worlds
      • social network services.

    Impacts of technology - Skills

    • use appropriate referencing techniques for digital publications.
 

 

Application skills - Knowledge

  • data organisation
    • common file formats for graphics and audio
    • vector graphics
  • Computer Graphics Metafile (cgm)
  • Scalable Vector Graphic (svg)
    • raster graphics
  • Bitmap Image File (.bmp)
  • Graphical Interchange Format File (.gif)
  • JPEG Image File (.jpg/.jpeg)
  • Tagged Image File (.tif)
    • audio
  • Moving Pictures Experts Group (.mp3 )
  • WAVE (.wav)
  • Windows Media Audio File (.wma)
  • application software management
    • installing
    • updating
  • licences
    • open and closed source
    • proprietary
    • shareware
    • freeware
  • spreadsheets
    • lookup tables
  • HLookup
  • VLookup
  • sort filters.

Application skills - Skills

  • use spreadsheets
    • lookup tables
  • HLookup
  • VLookup
  • sort filters
  • apply appropriate file types
    • raster graphics
    • vector graphics
    • audio files.
 

 

Project Management - Knowledge

  • project design process
    • product purpose and design criteria
    • target audience characteristics
    • project presentation medium
    • situation analysis
    • style guide
  • design plans
    • storyboard
    • thumbnails (hand/digital)
    • wireframes/sketches (hand/digital)
  • evaluation criteria.

Project Management - Skills

  • use appropriate elements and principles of design
  • apply a design process to create a digital product solution
  • produce a formal report layout including an appendix and bibliography.
 
  • UNIT 2BAIT
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  • Unit description
  • The unit description provides the focus for teaching the specific unit content.
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The focus for this unit is digital technologies in business. Skills, principles and practices associated with various types of documents and communications are emphasised. Students identify the components and configuration of networks to meet the needs of a business. Students design digital solutions for clients being mindful of the various impacts of technologies within legal, ethical and social boundaries.

 

  • Unit content
  • This unit includes knowledge, understanding and skills to the degree of complexity described below. This is the examinable content of the course.

 

 

Managing data - Knowledge

  • compression for transfer and display of data
    • purpose
    • lossy compression
    • lossless compression
    • file sizes
  • techniques for file size minimisation
    • cropping
    • resampling
  • optimisation of files for
    • digital or online
    • print
  • online data management
  • concept of cloud computing
  • efficient operation and maintenance of data using system utility tools and accessories:
    • disk clean-up tools
    • deletion of temporary files/internet cache
    • disk fragmentation
    • anti-malware, virus, spam, spyware.
  • Managing data - Skills
  • use compression to optimise transfer of data
  • use appropriate system utility tools as necessary
  • data management
    • document version control
  • use digital communications media.
 

 

Impacts of technology - Knowledge


Legal

  • Privacy Act 1988

    collection of personal information

    how personal information is used

    access to personal information

    implications of identity theft

    safe disposal of data

  • Ethical
  • digital divide issues
    •     availability of digital resources
    •     use of digital technologies
  •     availability of web based applications
  • Social
  • electronic commerce
    •     implications of improved digital communications
    •     24/7 communications
    •     online retail opportunities
  • issues related to the dependency of society upon electronic and visual communication in business.

Networks - Knowledge

  • network topologies for Local Area Network (LANs)
    • wired star
    • wireless
    • client server
    • peer to peer
  • network components for internet connection for a small business
    • server
    • router
    • Network Interface Card (NIC)
    • Switch
    • Modem
  • networking
    • purpose
    • advantages
    • disadvantages
  • transmission media
    • optic fibre
    • wired
    • wireless
    • transmission rates.
  • Networks - Skills
  • design a suitable LAN topology for a small business.
 

 

Application skills - Knowledge

  • animation software
    • frame by frame
    • tweens
    • buttons
    • simple actions
  • stop
  • start
  • move object
  • online collaboration
  • audio
      • editing
      • converting
      • exportingweb authoring
    • links
    • graphics
    • templates
    • files
  • Cascading Style Sheet (.css)
  • Hypertext Markup Language File (.htm/.html)
  • responsive design.
  • Application skills - Skills
  • use animation software
    • frame by frame
    • tweens
    • buttons
    • simple actions
  • stop
  • start
  • move object
  • use web authoring
    • links
    • graphics
    • templates
    • files
  • Cascading Style Sheet (.css)
  • Hypertext Markup Language File (.htm/.html)
  • apply a style guide
  • create a navigation map
  • edit audio files
  • use multimedia applications to edit and create digital products.
 

 

Project management - Knowledge

  • project management
    • plan of action
    • time management
    • resources
    • managing resources
    • evaluation.

Project management - Skills

  • apply project management techniques to meet client requirements
  • apply a design process to create a digital product solution
  • ensure the digital product solution meets user requirements.
 

 



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