INTERACTIVE DESIGN CONCEPTS
Cooper Union School of Art
Tue 2p-6p, Rm 804
Office Hours: TBD
Discussion Group: http://groups.google.com/group/ns-cooper-fall2009
This class is an exploration of the nature of interactive design and how it informs and transforms experience. Information structures, navigational issues, design strategies and social implications of interactive experiences using traditional as well as electronic media will be examined. We'll analyze relavant work and use certain readings to support our group critiques.
Note: This is a loose template of the schedule for this class - the reading list, homework assignments and projects will change as we move through the semester.
WEEK 1 (9/8) - HI.
WEEK 2 (9/15) - WHY DESIGN?
WEEK 3 (9/22) - PROCESS
WEEK 4 (9/29) - INFORMATION VISUALIZATION
WEEK 5 (10/6) - DESIGN FOR WEB
WEEK 6 (10/13) - DESIGNING FOR THE BRAIN
WEEK 7 (10/20) - PROGRAM DESIGN
WEEK 8 (10/27) - AFFECTIVE ASPECTS (SOCIAL DESIGN, AGENTS & AI)
WEEK 9 (11/3) - FLASH (INTRO)
WEEK 10 (11/10), WEEK 11 (11/17), WEEK 12 (11/24) - FLASH (ADVANCED LABS)
WEEK 13 (12/1) - DESIGN FOR MOBILE
WEEK 14 (12/8) - FINAL PROJECT (INTRO + DISCUSSION)
WEEK 15 (12/15) - FINAL PROJECT
WEEK 16 (12/22) - NO CLASS
PARTICIPATION & GRADING
Grades will be based on: