The Internet is composed of a set of technical regulations that are set by various governing bodies. Understanding the history and regulatory underpinnings of the Internet informs how the Internet evolves and can change in the future.
Professional ethics encompass the personal, organizational, and corporate standards of behavior expected by professionals. Include: designer’s responsibility to clients, how designers interact with each other, designer’s responsibility to the public, fees and compensation, basic conduct, maintaining behavior in accordance with laws, benefits of transparency.
A business model describes how a business makes many and allocates resources. It is the engine by which a business operates. Understanding a customer’s business model helps to understand business requirements and where web solutions can support and improve the model’s operation and efficiency. Understanding your own business model helps to differentiate and articulate how your own business functions.
There are a variety of business models that are specifically well suited for the Internet. Web technology inherently favors online business models.
A set of goals that a business wishes to achieve over a critical component of a business plan.
Legal aspects of website usage, responsibility, content, liability, intellectual property.