Information Design - Web Design, 7.5 credits

This course aims to provide basic knowledge about information design in web media. By applying theories in Information Design we build practical understanding for the requirements for communications with the web medium . This course covers also communication theories, web programming and project methodology and more.

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Course registration

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  • Campus Student - registration takes place at the first lecture under schedule or via Student Portal
  • Off Campus student - registration takes place after you send a e-mail to with...
    • full name, social security number
    • your user account that you have from Malardalen University
    • phone number and email address where you can be reached
    • a line that says you are studying off campus
    • a line that show us that you do understand that this course is studied i a syudent group of 5 personas and your activity there is of essens
    • you fully understand that this course requires about 20 hours a week (half pace)
    • a sentence that says if you intend to study at a distance or campus

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What is design of communication and how can it be measured?

A successful communication must say something to anybody to achieve a effect in most efficient way. Designing a communication is to seek answers to

  1. what should be communicated?
  2. to whom?
  3. to what benefit or achievement?
  4. how can the resources be used efficiently?

Reading List

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Literature studies/lectures

Lectures include theoretical elements in...

  • mission statement
  • web structure
  • web design
  • web graphics
  • information architecture grounds
  • web conventions
  • mission interpretation and description
  • usability testing
  • grounds in graphic and print technologies for web
  • programming language for the Web


The students work with a client that consists of an actual company or an organization. This work is done in groups. Group size is 4-5 students. The course includes theory in the subject and practical work with a mock-up sharply web project that includes the following elements:

  • establish a mission statement
  • fulfill the communicative needs
  • analyze target audiences
  • produce navigable web pages with text and images


First Level 100 No previous knowledge is required in addition to basic requirements.

If you have any questions please feel free to call on 016-15 3639

The course starts on 2018-03-26 with roll call and registration according to the given instructions on the web page here

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Johan Sundström