Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Principles of Creative Design

CGT 25100 / 3 Cr. (2 Class, 2 Lab)

This course introduces the design of the human computer interface coupled with traditional graphical design concepts applied to the creation of dynamic digital tools. Concepts are applied to multimedia and hypermedia products and the related print-based materials normally associated with them. Students learn graphic design, interface design, and information design to create effective and visually stimulating communication devices using multimedia and hypermedia tools.


Course Outcomes

  • Set up a domain and hosting account for web content (CGT i)
  • Utilize WordPress as a content management system (CGT b, e i)
  • Search, select, install and activate a theme in WordPress (CGT b, e, f, i)
  • Design and develop five different websites for five different markets(CGT b, e, f, i)

Student Outcomes

(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing and business requirements appropriate to its solution

(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities

(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice

  • Setting up domain and hosting account
  • Using WordPress as a content management system (CMS)
  • Planning and executing five different websites
  • Researching themes in WordPress
  • Implementing themes in WordPress
  • Creating website pages
  • Adding images, photo galleries, and more
  • Creating tags for SEO and categories to organize posts
  • Using widgets and plugins
  • Integrating WordPress with social media
  • Utilizing a slide show plugin to highlight student work