Design digital applications

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUADIG502, 'Design digital applications'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Design digital applications' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Determine project requirements

1.1 Analyse project brief to identify purpose of, and target audience for, digital applications

1.2 Consult with clients or relevant personnel to clarify project requirements, including project timelines

1.3 Identify target audience characteristics and determine how these influence design

1.4 Identify content and application functions and how these are accessed, searched and delivered

2. Research digital applications

2.1 Research digital applications and analyse how these meet audience, function and content requirements

2.2 Identify issues relating to delivery platform and technical and industry standards, and determine how these may affect digital application options

2.3 Consult relevant personnel to confirm all digital application options are considered

2.4 Select applications that will meet creative, production and technical requirements

3. Draft design specifications

3.1 Design architecture of digital application to show interrelationship of various components and screens

3.2 Specify interactive features, functionality and navigation

3.3 Identify content and data displays, and specify how these will be logically structured and integrated into and/or generated in the digital application

3.4 Specify levels of access permissions as required

3.5 Specify media assets as required

3.6 Specify user interfaces, taking screen sizes into account

3.7 Specify report generation if required

3.8 Specify production requirements, including appropriate testing strategies

3.9 Produce draft design specifications and instructions for design and development teams to use

4. Review and confirm design specifications

4.1 Use a range of techniques to present draft design specifications, and discuss with client

4.2 Review designs against creative and technical requirements, and client and audience needs

4.3 Adjust designs as necessary after discussions with relevant personnel

4.4 Clarify ownership of intellectual property to comply with production and organisational requirements

4.5 Confirm, with client, acceptance of design specifications, including deliverables, milestones and timelines