Digital interaction is a ubiquitous form of communication in today’s world. Designing for Screens provides students with the framework to understand, discuss and create effective interactive designs on digital displays. Through a series of collab- orative studio sessions, open discussions, critiques, site visits and guest lectures, students will be immersed in the current culture of screen design. From mobile apps and tablets to desktops and immerse displays, this course will cover the process of designing products for screens from concept to wire frame to interface design and user testing.
This is a full semester studio class that will immerse students within the current culture of screen design through a series of lectures, collaborative studio sessions, open discussions, critiques, site visits and guest lectures. Each class will begin with a 5 minute stand up to review the previous week’s progress and plan the upcoming week. Each class will end with a 5 minute retrospective of the class.
Students will develop skills through a series of exercises, workshops and assignments and will be asked to create, present and defend their solutions as well as critique their peers solutions. In addition, students will also be responsible for creating two project dossiers.
Students in this course will come away with a set of tools to:
- Articulate user-centered design best-practices
- Communicate, and articulate themselves and their product within the realm of digital design.
- Learn to easily craft designs within a wide range of fidelity
- Create quick and effective prototypes to gain feedback and quantitatively test market viability.
- Have an intimate knowledge of both waterfall and agile methodologies
- Designing with Web Standards - Jeffrey Zeldman
- Thoughts on Interaction Design - Jon Kolko
- How to Speak Tech - Vinay Trivedi
- Mobile First - Luke Wroblewski
- Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design - Khoi Vinh
- Lean UX, Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience - Jeff Gothelf
Videos and Audio
- Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character – Richard P. Feynman / Raymond Todd
- Hitchcock explains about cutting
- How Moore’s Law is Influencing Design - John Maeda
- 99% Invisible: Future Screens are Mostly Blue - Interview with Chris Noessel and Nathan Shedroff
- Kevin Spacey urges TV channels to give control to viewers
- What Screens Want - Frank Chimero
- The Agile Manifesto
- A Dao of Web Design - John Allsopp
- Abductive Thinking and Sensemaking: The Drivers of Design Synthesis - Jon Kolko
- Words - Justin Jackson
- An Essay on the New Aesthetic - Bruce Sterling
- Orbital Content
- Why We Need Storytellers at the Heart of Product Development - Sarah Doody
- Atomic Design - Brad Frost