Digital Design: Foundations of Web Design

Digital Design CC

Digital Design is a project-based curriculum that develops key digital communication skills such as design, project management, research and communication, and web planning, design and development technical skills using Adobe tools.

Digital Design can be used in web design and development education or in more general career and technical education. Each project builds on lessons learned previously and contains an instructor guide (with learning objectives, step-by-step teaching instructions, assessment rubric, and details on alignment to the Adobe Certified Associate exams) and a series of activities to teach students. Activities include student technical guides, worksheets, and best practice guides. Utilize the entire curriculum, individual projects, or individual activities to adapt this content to your course.

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The Digital Design introduction includes an overview of the curriculum, with a skills matrix, classroom enrichment, and skills overview rubric.

Project 2: Web design & planning

In this project, student teams begin work on a project to build a website for a client. They complete the define, structure, and design phases of the web project production process. Students create wireframes, design comps, storyboards, and a web site prototype.

Project 4: Portfolios

In this project, students create a portfolio of their work and explore career opportunities in the web design and development fields.

Adobe Digital Careers

Adobe Digital Careers Teaching Resources

Digital Design is one of the Adobe Digital Careers curriculums. To learn more about these curriculums and other teaching resources, please visit the Adobe Digital Careers page.
Adobe Certified Associate

Adobe Certified Associate alignment

Digital Design aligns to the Adobe Certified Associate exam for Web Authoring with Dreamweaver.

ISTE Standards for Students

Digital Design aligns with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students (2007). Learn more about the ISTE Standards for Students.
Visual Design archive

Visual Design archive

Access past versions of the Digital Design curriculum.