NCEA Level 3 Design Information Technology 301

DIT301
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: D. Foulds

Design Information Technology 301
In the final year for Design Information Technology students will focus on their strengths and interests to decide their own pathway for Digital Media, completing two major practical projects that best showcases their skills and knowledge in their chosen Digital Media area.

In Term One students will develop their literacy and knowledge of complex tools / techniques, standards / conventions and relevant implications. Students will also learn about User Experience Methodologies; user research, usability evaluation, information architecture, user interface design, interaction design, visual design, content strategy and accessibility. This will prepare students for their two major practical projects in Terms Two and Three.

In Term Two students apply user experience methodologies to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome. Their design could assist a small business, organization or club in advertising, promotion or sales. Students can also choose to link their project in with CSI301 to design a Music Database.

In Term Three students use their design from Term Two to develop and build a Digital solution to a commercial standard. This project involves trialing and testing design ideas and then coding to build a final solution. The project involves two standards AS3.8 (91907) 6 Credits and AS3.4 (91903) 4 Credits.

The External will be completed over Terms Three and Four, with the focus on the students development of their 3.8 and 3.4 project; explaining the digital outcome that was created, analyzing how decisions made affected the development process and explaining how new knowledge and skills guided the development process.

Students will extend their literacy, communication skills and receive tuition on complex techniques to industry standard including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign Interactive DesignWeb Development using a full range of JavaScript and HTML5 / CSS3 techniques. Learn PHP Form Design and how to make a Responsive Website to suit different screen sizes.

Students can also take the option CSI301 as this course does compliment CSI.

Assessment                                                                                                                                 

Gain up to 16 Achievement standard credits at Level 3. This will help students towards the 60 credits needed to pass their NCEA Level 3.

University Entrance Approved Subject


Course Overview

Term 1
Software Skills and Theory.
Theory for applying user experience methodologies to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome.

Term 2
3.2 - Apply user experience methodologies to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome.
3.8 - Use complex processes to develop a digital technologies outcome. Trialing and Testing Design Ideas to develop and build an outcome with 3.4.
3.4 - Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome. Practical Build, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP with optional SQL Database Integration.

Term 3
3.8 - Use complex processes to develop a digital technologies outcome. Trialing and Testing Design Ideas to develop and build an outcome with 3.4.
3.4 - Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome. Practical Build, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP with optional SQL Database Integration.
3.10 - Present a reflective analysis of developing a digital outcome. External.

Term 4
3.10 - Present a reflective analysis of developing a digital outcome. External.

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

An Achieved in both the website practical 2.4 and the prototype 2.8. An Achieved in either the internal Apply Conventions 2.2 or External 2.10. Also students must have completed the Level 2 HTML/CSS CodeAvengers course as complex coding will be the focus of this DIT301 course.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91901 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.2 - Apply user experience methodologies to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
A.S. 91903 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.4 - Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
A.S. 91907 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.8 - Use complex processes to develop a digital technologies outcome
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
6
A.S. 91909 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.10 - Present a reflective analysis of developing a digital outcome
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Pathway Tags

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.