Information Design Course

Designing Web sites is no easy matter. To manage any successful Web project, someone must play the role of an information designer. In today’s multitasking Web design environment, that person could be you! In this 3-lesson Information Design 1 course, you’ll learn systematic techniques for each stage of the Web site design process. You’ll learn how user demographics, competitive critiques, feature lists, site maps, and wireframes are used in information design. Whether you’re a Web designer or simply a Web content editor or project manager, you’ll discover how to take a site’s architecture from concept to reality, gaining insights into client management along the way.


Illustrator Basics and Dreamweaver 1 or equivalent experience


Online training supported by online instructors


A Student Guide is provided for this course. Evaluation is based solely on an Academy of Learning Career College final exam. Prior to taking the final exam, students must successfully complete all the components of the online course material. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.


Basics of information design; Responsibilities of an information designer; Examine how information design is affected by user demographics; Analyzing user tasks in an information structure; Organization and delivery of site content; Working efficiently with clients and conducting competitive critiques


Classic Web site features review; Approaches to grouping and labeling content; Taking inventory of site content; Create a hierarchy; Recommendations for visual designers; Techniques for designing effective and professional-looking site maps


Methods for organizing information; Design tips for creating clean-looking, consistent, and effective wireframes; Examine standard and experimental page designs


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