NCEA Level 1 Design Information Technologies 101
Teacher in Charge: D. Foulds
Design Information Technologies 101
To enable students to extend Digital Media and Information Management skills through practical design tasks mainly using the Adobe Design suite. Students should be competent in using basic Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator skills. Coding in HTML5 and CSS3 will also be taught using applications such as Notepad++. Good writing and project management skills are recommended due to the formal documentation requirements and extended length of some projects like the 1.8 Prototype.
This course does compliment the Computer Science Information 101 as students learn key Software Skills and how to design good user interfaces. For the external assessment students will learn about HCI (Human Computer Iteration) and the 10 heuristics of user interface design.
Students can also take the option CSI101 as this course does compliment CSI.
Gain up to 16 Achievement standard credits at Level 1. This will help students towards the 80 credits needed to their NCEA Level 1.
Software Skills HTML / CSS Web Skills, Photoshop, Illustrator.
1.2 (3 credits) Develop a design for a digital outcome (School Signage for different Building Blocks/Learning areas).
1.4 (4 credits) Develop a digital media outcome (Music Genre Website).
1.8 (6 credits) Use basic iterative processes to plan and develop a digital outcome. (Build an outcome of your choice, Game, Database, Website or Animation.
1.10 External Human Computer Interaction. Theory on good user interfaces and how humans interact with them.
1.10 External Human Computer Interaction.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
1E4 - 7mm Quad Book 28 pages, pen, pencil, eraser, ruler and a set of headphones (ear plugs). It is optional
for students to make a contribution $5-10 for their CodeAvengers HTML course, this can be paid at the school
office early in Term 1. Also have credit on their Papercut account for printing of some assessments.
Recommended Prior Learning
Prerequisite courses or standards
Working at a Level 5 or above for the Progress Outcomes; Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes, Computational Thinking and Technology Process.
Achieved grade on the WOW Project due to the Digital Media focus and Adobe Software Skills needed in DIT101. To ensure students have the web coding skills necessary for DIT101 they must have passed the Designer Profile Website coding Assessment in Year 10.
This course is open entry although it is recommended that you have completed Year 9 and/or 10 Digital Information Technology (DIT). Students who have not should contact the HOD Mr Foulds who will advise of some online courses to complete.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Success on this course would allow entry to the DIT201 course. If you didn’t already know, there are so many job vacancies out there in the big wide world for people with Digital Technologies qualifications. There just aren’t enough of you! The top 5 skills employers are looking for are; Problem Solving, Team-working, Communication, Critical Thinking and Creativity. So if you enjoy the subject and take it all the way to Uni, you could find yourself fighting off job offers when you graduate. Jobs areas; Web Development, Graphic Design, Marketing/Branding, User Interface Designer and Product Development.,