Produce typographic design solutions

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 CUVGRD503A, 'Produce typographic design solutions'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Research type as visual communication

1.1 Research the history, theory and practice of typography and its application to design practice

1.2 Evaluate the ways that fashions in typography have affected commercial design practice

1.3 Evaluate current typography trends and their implications for professional practice

2. Analyse design needs

2.1 Confirm communication objectives based on the design brief and consultation with relevant people as required

2.2 Evaluate design brief specifications

2.3 Source and evaluate other information pertinent to design brief

3. Develop ideas for typographic solutions

3.1 Assess typographic options in the context of the brief

3.2 Identify and access sources of information and ideas about type to inform work

3.3 Experiment with different type fonts, faces and styles to determine suitability

3.4 Explore the creation of type through hand drawing and a range of media based on the needs of the brief

3.5 Consider the impact of the delivery platform and any production issues on type selection

3.6 Evaluate and select typographic approaches for their potential to meet the communication need

3.7 Produce and present visual representations of design ideas and confirm as required

4. Manipulate and integrate type

4.1 Apply a detailed knowledge of type fundamentals to explore options for type design

4.2 Use advanced technical features of software with skill and confidence to manipulate and arrange type

4.3 Explore different ways of integrating type within the design

4.4 Identify and resolve technical problems based on developing expertise

5. Integrate type within the overall design

5.1 Realise the design solution by working with the fundamental elements and principles of design

5.2 Integrate other visual design components into layouts

5.3 Explore ways of integrating all elements of the design

5.4 Realise a final design where the approach to type supports key communication objectives

5.5 Establish and follow protocols for saving, exporting and storing work

6. Evaluate typographic design solutions

6.1 Evaluate typography from both a functional and aesthetic perspective in the context of the overall design

6.2 Evaluate the chosen solution and its potential to inform future work