Class Schedule

This schedule is meant as a guide to the ongoing class activities and projects over the term. Adjustments to this schedule may be necessary to meet the course learning objectives under the discretion of your instructor.

Project One


Week 1 - Jan 8

  • introductions, course objectives, expectations
  • discussion of wiki and participation
  • project 1 intro - photo documentation, Flickr accounts
  • HTML/CSS review, layout and positioning, type
  • exercise 1 production
at home

Week 2 - Jan 15

  • news and design examples - class discussion
  • review exercise results, photos
  • taxonomies- examples, organization, categorization
  • card sort exercise
  • technical - more on CSS
  • grids, framing

at home

Week 3 - Jan 22

  • class discussion of readings, news and examples
  • information architecture, navigation, interface
  • consultation and review of project 1
  • technical – more on CSS

at home
  • complete Project 1.1 for next class

Week 4 - Jan 29


at home
  • complete and post Project 1.2 for next class


Project Two


Week 5 - Feb 5

In class
At home
  • Capture and document journey; bring material to next class
  • Complete type exercise 2
  • Develop 3-4 sketches for discussion in next class

Week 6- Feb 12

in class
  • Review exercise
  • Presentation: click here for lecture
    • Void draw/setup recap
    • Export to HTML (click here for tutorial)
    • Load external image (link for more info)
    • Dynamic output to pdf (link for more info)
    • translate and pushMatrix/popMatrix (link for slides)
  • Sample Files
  • Review 3/4 sketches

at home
  • Complete sketches for after reading week.

Feb 18

Reading week - no class
Complete 3-4 more sketches for next class

Feb 25

in class
  • Review sketches (5-8 in total)
  • Production class
at home
  • complete Project 2

Mar 5 - Project 2 is due for in class review



Project Three


Mar 5

in class
  • Project intro; Flash overview; ActionScript vs. Processing;tweens; movie clips;import graphics
  • Production class
at home
  • Create storyboards/ screen shots of showing various states
  • refine content: type, images, motion sequences, sound, etc from Processing docs
  • Create Flash functional wireframe

Mar 12

in class
  • More on Flash and ActionScript; review storyboards; refine content
at home
  • integrate graphics and other content into functional wireframe

Mar 19

in class
  • project production and review
at home
  • continue to refine project

Mar 26

in class
  • project production and review
at home
  • continue to refine project

Monday April 5 - Project Due