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Lesson 1

Planning Website Design

Welcome to Planning a Website Design!
This course describes the first
  1. three layers of the Web Interaction Model,
  2. signs and metaphors,
  3. information architecture,
  4. and software,
as they apply to the website design of a project.
As the second in a three-part series that teaches you the requirements for planning a Web site, this course teaches the standards and tools Web design teams apply to meet the demands of developing a client's Web site.
The third course in this series, Planning a Web Site Deployment, focuses on networks and hardware requirements, the two remaining layers of the Web Interaction Model.

Human Computer Interaction

Course goals

  1. After completing the course, you will be able to:
  2. Describe the importance of signs and metaphors for engaging users
  3. Describe the tools and team process for creating effective signs and metaphors
  4. Identify success factors and risks in creating signs and metaphors
  5. Identify how a design team plans a Web site's information architecture
  6. Describe how a client's needs determine information architecture requirements
  7. Describe the various software packages used to design and deploy Web sites
  8. Describe how a design team selects the most efficient software solution to meet the client's needs
In this course, you will learn about design strategies and tools with three kinds of applets:

The series

Planning a Web Site Design is the second of three courses in the Internet Development Teams and Technologies Series. The first course in the series is Planning Website Deployment.