describes ways that information solutions are designed and produced, and factors to consider when people use and interact with information sources and technologies
- There are processes and considerations involved in designing and producing information solutions.
- use common digital technologies and applications to organise and communicate information for a specific task, eg word processing and digital presentation software
- investigate the effectiveness of an information solution for its intended use, eg a game or animated story book
- demonstrate how a variety of media can be combined to address the needs of a specific audience, eg combining visual images, sound and text in a digital presentation
- People interact with information sources and technologies in a variety of ways.
- interview the users of an information solution and find out how the design has influenced their decisions and opinions, eg the design of advertisements
- explore how people use current and emerging technologies to communicate, access and record information, eg email, mobile phones, blogs and wikis
- A range of factors need to be considered when using information sources and technologies.
- demonstrate appropriate safety and etiquette in relation to computer usage, eg general computer care, file security, maintaining confidentiality of passwords, printing and sharing resources
- acknowledge ownership of information when selecting and using information, eg citing sources