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Productive Interaction

Meets Mondays 10-1, in the NETLab, room 136

Whether getting things done, exploring, following serendipity, or being entertained, users are readers, viewers, thinkers, and, in well-designed interactions, active participants who build their own experiences and meaning spaces. This is what is meant by Productive Interaction and it requires that interaction designers position themselves as co-creators of meaning with their audience. Students will learn a range of approaches to the design of interactive systems, and explore strategies for Productive Interaction through readings, discussion, design projects and critique.

The Course has two major projects:

  1. Midterm: Complex information access – Design a non-fiction eBook
  2. Final: Tangible access to information – This is Not a Knob

Course Objectives – At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Design interactions using the concepts of usability, experience design, and productive interaction
  • Discuss the differences and site examples of the various approaches to interactive design
  • Use the principles of Productive Interaction to create screen and object based interactions that enable the user to create their own meanings.
Grading and Code of Conduct
Productive Interaction
Modified 2012-01-18
24

Productive Interaction
Modified 2012-01-18
18

Productive Interaction
Modified 2012-09-25
0

  • Midterm design comp presentations
  • Discussion of readings
  • Productive Interaction design exercise based on readings (see below)
  • Meet with each team individually (time permitting)
  • FLASH PROTOTYPING WORKSHOP with Justin Gier, 9/28 Fri 10-1 in the NETlab. Mandatory!
Productive Interaction
Modified 2011-09-05
0

  • Work in class
  • Desk crits
Productive Interaction
Modified 2011-09-05
0

  • Present working prototypes
Productive Interaction
Modified 2012-01-18
0

Productive Interaction
Modified 2011-10-25
2

Productive Interaction
Modified 2011-10-31
10

  • Lecture: Physical Computing Design Issues & Approaches
  • Demo: NETLab Toolkit - Hook it up!
  • Assignment: Reading
Productive Interaction
Modified 2012-01-18
0

Productive Interaction
Modified 2011-11-04
0

  • Present Knob Project Research
  • Present Knob Project Proposals
  • Assignment: Soldering Workshop Monday 11/21 with Casey
  • Exercises Due
Productive Interaction
Modified 2011-11-04
0

  • Work in class
  • Desk Crits
Productive Interaction
Modified 2011-09-05
0

  • Show Knob project prototypes
  • Individual meetings with faculty
  • Work in class
Productive Interaction
Modified 2012-12-02
0

  • Critique: This is Not a Knob Project TUESDAY DECEMBER 3, 10am-2pm
Productive Interaction
Modified 2011-09-06
0

  • Week X - NO CLASS