Theory and Audience Analysis
Theory and Audience Analysis is the intellectual look at interactive communications. Students study books, articles, and videos related to interactive media and the shifting technological landscape. In class, students analyze the literature and offer their own opinions of the future of interactive communications.
This class also begins the capstone process. All of us chose a topic, related in some way to interactive communications, which interest us and developed a literature review over the seven weeks. The students review and analyze a body of research related to their topic and offer new outlooks into their respective fields.
It is too simple to call this a digital art class. We’ve gone far past creating good design and moved towards understanding how design works within a context to make the finished product great. We’ve studied how to integrate art, aesthetics, information, and design to create a seamless final product. Building on the skills we developed during bootcamp, we’ve worked on projects to help us advance our skills. Students have designed mash up fonts, created alien typefaces, produced a self-portrait, and currently students are working in pairs to create an info graphic.
Interactive Media Strategies
In Interactive Media Strategies, we study new media technologies and how they influence interface design, user experience, and production perspectives. We have been studying a wide variety of interfaces and exploring new technologies to understand how users interact with technology. We also read new literature related to changes in the field of interactive design. To show our understanding of the information we’ve completed in class critiques of existing media and created a redesign of a remote control based on our user analysis.
Producing Interactive Media
Interactive Media and Design
Interactive Media and Design is web development and coding. This class takes a difficult subject matter and through in-class tutorials, at home assignments, and trial and error makes all of us into web designers. We have all come a long way in the past month. Two weeks ago, we turned in online resumes to introduce us to new layouts and to get us thinking about how to develop our personal brand. Right now, we are working our way through responsive designs and media queries making sure that we’re all going to be web design gurus.