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

📎 “Sketching papers” grid templates (ZIP)
Grid layout example (ZIP)

Tu 27 Feb #13

  • Studio

F 2 Mar #14

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

Tu 6 Mar #15

  • Information architecture, site maps, and documenting design
  • Figma and Illustrator alternatives
  • Final critique for Type/Codes ✭

F 9 Mar #16

  • Information architecture/site map exercise

F

Spring Break

Tu 20 Mar #17

  • Present Phases 1 and 2 for Voice
  • Studio

F 23 Mar #18

  • Present Phase 3 for Voice
  • Studio

Tu 27 Mar #19

  • Navigation systems
  • Present Phase 4 for Voice
  • Studio

F 30 Mar #20

  • Studio

Tu 3 Apr #21

F 6 Apr #22

  • Norman, Design of Everyday Things, ch. 6 (“Design Thinking”)
  • Present Phase 5 for Voice
  • Turn in documentation packet for Voice

Tu 10 Apr #23

  • Mapping

F 13 Apr #24

  • Portfolio workshop: share what you have for a portfolio and we’ll provide advice

Tu 17 Apr #25

  • More-interactive maps

📎 Map demo 2 (popups!) (ZIP)

F 20 Apr #26

Tu 24 Apr #27

F 27 Apr #28

  • Semifinal critique ✭

F 4 May

Exam period; no class