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Overview

Most books on Web design focus on the appearance of the finished product and pay little attention to the ideas and processes involved in intelligent interactive design. This book is based on the premise that the principles that have defined good communication design in the past apply equally well to the Web. The basic process is one of defining the purpose, audience, and style appropriate to one's objectives. Another premise is that effective Web site design is an inherently collaborative process requiring not only technical skills but more traditional written and oral communication skills. Hence, this book stresses a social,process-oriented approach both to design and to classroom instruction.The book covers all aspects of teaching Web design, from optimal class size and classroom configuration to peer review of completed projects. It is written in an accessible style and uses many examples from the Web design course taught by the authors at MIT.

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"This Guide demystifies web site design by integrating numerous universal practices derived from traditional educational and managerial domains. In the conceptualization, planning and implementation stages, various considerations and recommendations emerge from the authors' collective experience in this enterprise: the need to take into account constraints imposed by the physical dimensions of the classroom; the utility of simple face-to-face meetings among students; the importance of clear objectives, well-defined collaborative roles, and knowledge of the intended audience; and effective strategies such as the use of focus groups.

Underpinning an eminently pragmatic orientation that encompasses technical aspects of web architecture, graphic design, multimedia, and interactivity and illustrates topics through case studies, is a coherent and entirely convincing philosophy based on the centrality of writing and the applicability of universal rhetorical principles."—Douglas Morgenstern, Senior Lecturer in Spanish, MITPlease note: Endorser gives permission to excerpt from quote.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262025003
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 4/2/2001
  • Series: Digital Communication
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 123
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward Barrett is Senior Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies at MIT.

Deborah A. Levinson, agraduate of the MIT Program in Writing and HumanisticStudies, is a design lead at Art Technology Group,Inc.

Suzana Lisanti is Director of Web PublishingServices at the Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Class Design and Curriculum 1
2 Team-Based Web Design 17
3 Planning a Web Site 23
4 Information Architecture and Designing Web Sites 41
5 Servers, Security, Privacy, and Copyright 49
6 Web Graphics 55
7 Multimedia 65
8 Programming for Interactivity 73
9 Testing and Evaluating a Web Site 81
10 Case Studies 87
Afterword 99
Index 101
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