There will be 1–2 assigned readings for most classes. Students are responsible for writing one short reading response due before class. Reading responses should include your thoughts on the material (2 sentences minimum) and 2 questions for discussion. Submit your reading response here before class.
08/31 (On Zoom)All-Topics (zoom link): Kick-off
09/2 (On Zoom)All-Class:
09/07 (In person)All-Class: Form and Content Discussion
09/09 (In-person)All-Class: Reading response review
09/14 (In-person)All-Class: Form and Content, Typeforms discussion
09/16 (In-person)Individual meeting
09/21 (On zoom)All-Class: Motion discussion
09/23 (In-person)Group 2: Project 1.2 presentation
09/28All-Class: Digital Product Design discussion;
10/05 (On Zoom)All-Topics: Cohort-wide learning
10/07 (In person)*Guest lecturer: Nick Massarelli*
10/12 (On Zoom)P2 Checkin
10/19Group of 3: project critique
10/21Group of 3: project critique
10/26Group 1: p2 presentation
10/28Group 2: p2 presentation
11/02In class working time for Cross-topic Exercises > Doc for all the exercise links.
11/09Individual meetings: discussion on reading responses; Concept drafting
11/11Group of 3: Content drafting
11/16All-Topics: Cohort-wide learning
11/18All class: Content presentation
11/23 (On zoom)Individual meetings: Wireframes and typography
11/25No class (thanksgiving)
11/30Individual meetings: Visual iteration I
12/02Individual meetings: Visual iteration II
12/07Group of 3: Project presentation critique
12/09Group of 3: Project presentation critique
12/14Core 3 Final review I
12/16Core 3 Final review II
A small journal
A grocery list
A video clip
An audio clip
A series of little gadgets
You will be presenting this piece in the next class, keep your presentation to 3–5 minutes, and envisage a second iteration of the presentation with or without a language component. You are welcome to present either 1 or 2 iterations, but please still keep them in the designated time length.
1. What is included in the presentation from the initial happening? (a. What was included the initial happening, but got lost in the recording process? b. What was included the initial happening, but got lost in the presentation process? c. What wasn’t in the initial happening, but emerged from the presentation process?)
2. What is your intention of making this recording, and to what extent does the final presentation meet your plan?
1. At which step can you make changes to make this major component stand out more in your project?
2. Think about the relationship between this new finding to your larger interest in design, are they overlapped or staggered?
A mobile app prototype,
A dance choreography,
An interactive text,
A physical machine,
An interactive object,
A Java program
a pool of water
Coding languages (HTML, CSS and etc.),
Robofont (or Glyphs)
1. It has to be interactive, although the user/demonstrator could be
yourself. Think about the accessibility and performative factors in
your design when think about interactions.
2. Inputing environment: what are the digital and physical environments? For digital, what’s the inputing device (i.e a keyboard)? For physical, what’s the connection between your setup to the data that you hope to extract? what are the gestures to input? and who (i.e user or author) is going to do it?
3. Playback environment: what is the final output through your system? Does the playback have to be in a specific environment? how about the audience? what are the gestures to play back? what are the interactions in the playback process?
4. How much do you “control” your data from the recording to the playback, do you expect it to change or stay the same? Or, what are the two forms of information that you extract and translate from input to output in your system?
How do you perceive a space?
Think about this classroom—
The physicalities consist our perception of a “space,” but how do you depict one that lives digitally? As we previously discussed, digital world contains no borders, no walls neither no floors.
Prepare a piece of writing depicts an architecture(s), a street view or a space.
We will use this piece of writing as the starting point to imagine a digital architecture. Elaborate a “space” living inside the browser in the ways of digital design.
a. Curate your content:
Don’t overwhelm yourself, narrow it down to a choice of 3 articles: text, videos, photograph et al. Rationalize why the selection of the content makes sense to yourself, then you can think how could it make sense to your audience.
b. Strategize your design:
What are the strategies you can recall from your previous projects for structuring a narrative? Think about the Recording-Playback technique or the spatial thinking inside a broswer. You can make a list of them, and see if they are useful for this new project. Make your design to “lure” your audience, get them to think on the same page with you.