Digital and Emerging Media Design II

GDES-315 spring 2018 (David Ramos American University Design)
ramos@american.edu · office hours · interaction design resources

Schedule

Topics Reading Projects

Tu 16 Jan #01

F 19 Jan #02

  • CSS grid
  • HTML/CSS checkin

📎 “Sketching papers” grid templates (ZIP)
CSS Grid demo (ZIP)
📎 Typographic variations exercise (ZIP)

  • For this class, decide on text and an approach for Type/Codes
  • Review your own portfolio
  • Start Signup
  • Start Collecting

Tu 23 Jan #03

  • User research and personas

F 26 Jan #04

  • Show sketches, type samples, image samples, and other initial studies for Type/Codes (at least two distinct concepts)

Tu 30 Jan #05

F 2 Feb #06

  • Design alumni roundtable
  • Norman, Design of Everyday Things, ch. 1 (principles)

Tu 6 Feb #07

  • Prototyping and testing
  • Prototyping tools and mobile previews
  • Critique two design concepts for Type/Codes

F 9 Feb #08

Tu 13 Feb #09

  • Signifiers, affordances, mapping, and feedback
  • Design portfolios

F 16 Feb #10

  • Norman, Design of Everyday Things, ch. 4 (“Constraints, Discoverability, and Feedback”)

Tu 20 Feb #11

F 23 Feb #12

  • Information architecture, site maps, and documenting design

Tu 27 Feb #13

  • Final critique for Type/Codes ✭

F 2 Mar #14

  • Norman, Design of Everyday Things, ch. 5 (“Human Error? No, Bad Design”)

Tu 6 Mar #15

  • Start Watershed
  • Field session (projected)

F 9 Mar #16

  • Wireframes, style tiles, and design patterns

F

Spring Break

Tu 20 Mar #17

  • Parts of a page
  • Type on screen

F 23 Mar #18

  • Digital agency visit (projected)

Tu 27 Mar #19

  • Navigation systems

F 30 Mar #20

Sa 3 Mar #21

  • HTML/CSS responsive layout under the microscope
  • HTML/CSS code open questions

📎 Responsive/contextual layout exercise (ZIP)

F 6 Apr #22

  • Norman, Design of Everyday Things, ch. 6 (“Design Thinking”)

Tu 10 Apr #23

  • Mapping

F 13 Apr #24

  • Client visit (projected)

Tu 17 Apr #25

F 20 Apr #26

Tu 24 Apr #27

F 27 Apr #28

  • Semifinal critique ✭

F 4 May

Exam period; no class