David K. Farkas
Examination of the design principles and procedures underlying the creation of both print and electronic information presentations. Topics include: print vs. electronic media, designing for the page and screen, information topologies, and hypermedia. Seminar includes a design project. Prerequisite: HCDE 501 or permission of instructor. Offered: A.
We will examine the design concepts that underlie traditional media, contemporary digital media, and things that donít exist yet. We will explore and engage in the process by which we derive effective and innovative designs from user needs, research, and ongoing participation, design concepts that fuel creative thinkng, existing models and design principles (especially design patterns), and practical constraints.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture, discussion, workshop activities, critiques of both professional work and ongoing designs of students
Enrollment in HCDE Professional Masters Program or permission of instructor.
Class assignments and grading
Students will engage a class-wide design project and an individual design project of their own choosing. Students will also prepare a design pattern.
Course projects, design pattern, and an exam on course readings.