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Design concepts


Knowledge


The elements of design. ( Youtube1    Youtube2 )
line
shape
space
texture
colour

                                       ( Elements and Principles   Youtube1      Youtube2 )

 

The principles of design ( Youtube1    Youtube2   Youtube3 )
balance
emphasis (contrast and proportion)
dominance
unity (proximity and repetition)


Relationship between the elements of design and the principles of design ( Youtube1   Youtube2 )


Typography ( EST 2019     Youtube1    Youtube2 )
typeface
size
alignment
format
spacing


Compositional rules
rule of thirds
grid and alignment ( EST 2019     Youtube1    Youtube2 )


Skills


Identify and explain the elements of design and the principles of design in an existing digital product and/or solution
Modify a digital product and/or digital solution(s) to meet a design need/consideration. ( EST 2019     Youtube1    Youtube2 )
Apply the elements of design and principles of design when developing a digital product and/or solution
create accurate visuals/layouts
apply principles of layout and composition
Develop and apply detailed annotations for digital designs, relevant to a particular design brief
Apply the elements of design and the principles of design relevant to a particular design brief


Hardware


Knowledge


Purpose of the central processing unit (CPU)


Purpose of memory/storage


Types of memory/storage
primary
secondary


Types of peripheral devices ( EST 2019     Youtube1    Youtube2 )


Types of computer systems ( EST 2019     Youtube1    Youtube2 )
desktop systems
mobile devices
server


Purpose of an operating system (OS)


Types of operating systems
Windows
Mac OS
iOS
Android
Linux


Identification of software compatibility issues, including:
running older software on current hardware
running newer software on older hardware


Considerations for the purchase of hardware, including:
cost
specifications
user needs


Physical maintenance strategies for use of a computer system, including:
use of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
environmental temperature control


Skills


Select hardware and software for a specified purpose, including the minimum hardware requirements to run software ( EST 2019     Youtube1    Youtube2 )
Apply problem-solving skills for a range of simple computer problems, including:
no sound
frozen screen, keyboard and mouse
no connection to a data projector


Impacts of technology


Knowledge


Purpose of the Copyright Act 1968 (Australia), including: ( EST 2019     Youtube1    Youtube2 )
fair dealing
private use
moral rights ( EST 2019     Youtube1   Youtube2 )


Referencing techniques for digital publications


Acknowledgement of the intellectual property (IP) owner


Concept of digital citizenship
responsible use of social networking
forms of cyber bullying
strategies to manage/limit cyber bullying


The impact of digital technologies on work-life balance


The concept of social networking


The impact of social networking technologies on traditional methods of information publication and distribution, including use of mobile devices


Skills


Apply appropriate referencing techniques for digital publications


Application skills


Knowledge


Purpose of data organisation


Common file formats for graphics and audio
vector graphics
raster graphics
audio files


Management of software
installation of software
update of software


Types of software licences
open and closed source
proprietary
shareware
freeware


Composition, layout and design considerations for the construction of spreadsheets


Organisation and management of data using sort filters in spreadsheets


Skills


Apply data organisation techniques for user and/or client needs
Apply appropriate graphic and audio file types, including:
raster graphics
vector graphics
audio files
Apply sort filters in spreadsheets


Project management


Knowledge


Project management considerations, including:
scope
time
resources
client brief


Components of a project design process, including:
product purpose and design criteria
target audience characteristics
project presentation medium


Techniques for the representation of a design plan, including:
annotated digital diagrams/sketches
storyboards
annotated notes
thumbnails (hand/digital)


Criteria required to evaluate a digital product and/or digital solution


Skills


Apply the elements of design and the principles of design relevant to a particular design brief.


Apply a design process to create a digital product, design and/or digital solution


Apply techniques for representing the design of a digital product and/or digital solution

 

 

 

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