TCN807 - Document Design

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Last revision date Oct 12, 2012 2:12:56 PM
Last review date Oct 12, 2012 2:12:56 PM

Subject Title
Document Design

Subject Description
STSY TCN807AA is designed to enable students to make informed decisions about the presentation of words and visual elements and to use computer software to produce effective, usable documents. We will focus on the blending of content and form to ensure that our documents accommodate both our purpose and our audience, and both the medium and the message.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
- Recognize the importance of purpose and audience in technical document design.
- Understand and practice the fundamental principles of effective document
- design for the printed page.
- Employ proven strategies of page design in the areas of type, spacing, and arrangement.
- Design process and instructional technical documents.
- Use style sheets and templates in the preparation of documents.
- Integrate illustration/photography into a technical document to achieve business purposes.
- Edit, revise, and proofread the design and text document elements.
- Prepare camera-ready copy and artwork.
- Make decisions about production, printing and binding requirements.

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