Create design concepts for digital games and 3-D media

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 ICAGAM501A, 'Create design concepts for digital games and 3-D media'.
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. Identify and analyse commonly used design concepts for games and 3-D media

1.1 Obtain the project brief and other relevant documents

1.2 Research and identify commonly used design concepts used in digital games and interactive 3-D media

1.3 Analyse and interpret chosen common design concepts used in digital games and interactive 3-D media

1.4 Discuss design considerations for designing a digital game or interactive 3-D media concept

2. Identify appropriate software packages used for digital game and 3-D concept design

2.1 Identify and review the appropriate range of industry standard software available to develop with, according to chosen design concepts

2.2 Assess the software related to the concept design process requirements

2.3 Discuss the technical specifications for the development process

2.4 Select the software package

3. Use chosen software package

3.1 Run selected software package and become familiar with the user interface

3.2 Create new files and organise and develop a file structure

3.3 Learn the required tools and components used to create and develop digital game or interactive 3-D media concept

4. Create and develop concept components for a digital game or interactive media

4.1 Design a heads-up display for a digital game or 3-D interactive media

4.2 Consider the specific processes for heads-up display elements

4.3 Document the design and necessary programming process and requirements needed to implement the heads-up display

4.4 Use chosen software package to create and develop visual design elements and components to be used for the heads-up display

5. Implement design concept into a game or 3-D interactive media

5.1 Load in images required and write code to implement the heads-up display into an existing framework

5.2 Write code to demonstrate HUD capabilities with implemented concepts

6. Evaluate implementation

6.1 Demonstrate implementation to relevant personnel

6.2 Accept feedback to incorporate into final design

6.3 Assess and refine concept with relevant personnel

6.4 Evaluate the usability of concept components

6.5 Reflect on possible changes to improve the visual design and capabilities of components