Design for Interactive Media. 157A
UCLA Design | Media Arts
Professor Casey Reas (office hours M 17:00-18:00 Kinross South 130)
TA Markus Bonauer (office hours TH 12:00-13:00 Kinross South 122)
When and Where
Monday & Wednesday, 14:00-16:50
Kinross South 122, UCLA
Expanding the individual's thinking about interactive media. Emphasis
on graphic and information design for interactive media applications.
Focus on learning role of conceptual designer as visual communicator.
Methodology for working with sofware.
Developing prototyping skill for working with interactive media. Enhancing
ability to present and critique. Increasing vocabulary appropriate for
discussing interactive work.
Each student will execute a series of exercises, present their work for
critique, take part in the critiques, keep a sketchbook of ideas.
There are nine different groups of exercises, each exploring a different
aspect of interactive media. Each exercise will be discussed in a critique
session. There will be one critique per week. Students are required to
present their work and to critique the work of other students. Each person
is required to maintain a sketchbook of their ideas. Each exercise should
have many sketches created for it before any code is written. Work will
be presented at the end of the quarter in a student-planned exhibition.
All exercises will be executed in the Processing environment.
Projects will be evaluated on their originality, aesthetic qualities,
and conceptual sophistication. Feedback will be primarily qualitative
but numeric scores will also be given for each exercise. All exercises
must be completed to pass the course. The numeric breakdown follows:
10% Participation (Attendance + Contribution)
60% Exercises A-H
20% Exercise I
If you will not be in class, it is your responsibility to inform the TA.
Failure to complete all exercises will result in not passing the course.
Students may resubmit their exercises at the end of the course in order
to raise their score.
More to come...