• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Digital Arts, Visual Arts, Electronic Commerce, Information Technology, Software Engineering More...
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Tamas Gedeon
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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This course introduces the construction of web sites and web interface/interaction design. There is a key focus on the on new media / multimedia and its delivery on the world wide web. The course introduces multimedia as a combination of text, graphics, video, animation and sound for the purposes of information access, storage and dissemination. Topics such as the nature and types of multimedia objects, components of a multimedia system, Web authoring, delivery tools, multimedia applications, spam, podcasts, RSS, web spam and societal implications of the web. Students will create multimedia applications using some or all of HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, animation, sound, video and 3D. The course provides an introduction to the latest web technologies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand and be able to develop and design interactive web sites including multimedia content by applying current web design principles, guidelines and heuristics.
  2. Apply a user-centred focus to the design and development of web sites.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of accessibility, compliance with standards, privacy concerns and personalisation for web sites.
  4. Understand and be able to separately control the content, the appearance and the behaviour of web sites.
  5. Understand and report on the nature and practice of human computer interaction research in an ethical environment.

Indicative Assessment

Assignment in 3 components (30%)
Communications skills (30%)
Examination (40%)

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Thirty one-hour lectures and nine two-hour laboratory sessions, plus 5 hours of experimental participation or user interface evaluation (or equivalent)

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with COMP1710

Preliminary Reading

  • Cohen, June Everything we've learned about why sites succeed! New Riders, 2003
  • Estrella, Steven G. The Web Wizard's Guide to Javascript Addison-Welsey
  • Barfield, Lon Interaction Design for Multimedia and the Web Addison Welsey, 2004

Areas of Interest

  • Digital Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering
  • Design Arts
  • Advanced Computing
  • Information Systems
  • Human Centred Computing
  • IT in New Media
  • Creative Arts
  • Arts


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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3244 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person N/A

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