Interactive Experience Design: Senior Projects
Readings are listed under the class when they are due. ¶ See also the resources site.
Th 19 Jan #01
M 23 Jan #02
- Communicating design in three dimensions
- Bring craft knife, tape, and board or cardboard
- Coffee: Show three study models; give three-minute presentation about present two thematic/conceptual approaches
- Portfolio: Show your portfolio or portfolio site in class
Th 26 Jan #03
🏢 National Museum of American History. Meet in main lobby on south (Mall) side at 2:30 p.m. Bring materials for taking notes and sketching.
- Capstone: For this class, review exhibit listings on American History Museum website and start thinking about which exhibits might serve as starting points.
- Coffee: Carry on work. No critique.
M 30 Jan #04
- Capstone: Give a ten-minute presentation about two possible topics. Include images.
Th 2 Feb #05
- Trump Exposes A Fatal Flaw In User-Friendly Design
- Dancing in a Hurricane (Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times)
- Coffee: Bring in developed sketch models; work on moving to 2D representation
M 6 Feb #06
- Radically Rethinking Design (Melody Kramer, NiemanLab)
- Coffee: Finish model (unless we’ve spoken about an alternative)
- Capstone: Be able to give speak concisely about your idea (in one to three sentences)
- Portfolio: Show your existing portfolio, on a website if possible
Th 9 Feb #07
- Consequences? Interaction, popup ads, and the 2016 presidential election
- “We Know What You Did” from the Reply All podcast (audio or transcript)
- Optional: Ethan Zuckerman, The Internet’s Original Sin
- Final critique for Coffee
M 13 Feb #08
- Capstone: Conduct research about your topic. Give a five-minute talk, with some kind of visuals, speaking to the audiences you hope to reach and what they should take from your mobile exhibit.
- Portfolio: We’ll do small group critiques and plan-setting in class.
Th 16 Feb #09
🏢 Some Were Neighbors special exhibition at US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Meet at 3:00 pm in the museum’s atrium, after passing through the security check. Tour will end at 4:00 pm—you can visit the main exhibition if you would like.
M 20 Feb #10
From here, unless otherwise specified, we’ll be doing group or individual critiques for the capstone project on Mondays, and portfolio site and exit interview/presentation critiques on Thursdays. These are informal critiques, but aim to show progress each week.
Show three concepts, with images/diagrams/drawings to pin up (or to show on-screen if motion-based or interactive). Support your ideas with information about intended audiences.
Th 23 Feb #11
In class, we’ll discuss your portfolios, probably in pairs, and set plans.
M 27 Feb #12
Present research on precedents—other examples of work—that speak to what you’re doing.
Th 2 Mar #13
🏢 Visit to iStrategyLabs. Meet at ISL offices (641 S St. NW) at 2:30 p.m.
M 6 Mar #14
- How to Design a Life (podcast interview w. Debbie Millman)
Th 9 Mar #15
M 13 Mar
Th 16 Mar
M 20 Mar #16
Th 23 Mar #17
M 27 Mar #18
Th 30 Mar #19
M 3 Apr #20
Th 6 Apr #21
M 10 Apr #22
Th 13 Apr #23
M 17 Apr #24
- Lexie (?)
- Casey (?)
Th 20 Apr #25
- Milvia (?)
M 24 Apr #26
Studio work on your own
Th 27 Apr #27
M 1 May #28
Final group critique, all projects
Tu 2 May
Exam period (no class)
- Exit interviews
W 3 May
- Exit interviews
Th 4 May
- Exit interviews
M 8 May
- Email the web address for your portfolio
- Transmit materials for your capstone by 1:00 p.m. (Consider uploading to Dropbox.)