VA545 Interaction Design – Fall 2010

posted by on 2010.08.31, under VA 444-545 Interaction Design

Course Syllabus

Instructor : Selcuk ARTUT



Assistant: TBA

Class Hours: Wednesdays (G047) 2:40 pm – 5:30 pm (flexible)

Course Description
This course focuses on several interaction discourses enframing the behavior of products and systems that a user can interact with. During the course, students will become familiar with using various tools and applications that are commonly practiced in interaction design and they will be introduced to the works of practitioners in the field. The course centers around complex technology systems such as software, mobile devices, and other electronic devices. Advanced programming techniques in ActionScript 3.0, some preliminary coding in Php + Mysql + XML will be covered.

Textbook: Additional reference Books and supplementary notes will be provided

References: Interplay Interactive Design, Lauren Parker, V&A Publications

Windows and Mirrors, Jay David Bolter and Diane Gromala, Leonardo

Thoughtful Interaction Design, Jonas Lowgren and Erik Stolterman, MIT Pres

Interaction Design, Sharp,Rogers,Preece, Wiley

Topics included

  • · Interaction Design
  • · Understanding and Conceptualizing Interaction
  • · Internet as a medium
  • · Interactive Games
  • · Data Gathering, Analysis, Interpretation and Presentation
  • Prototyping and Construction
  • User experience

Equipment : Development tools (Adobe Flash CS3, Php/MYSQL/XML), computers

Grading Policy : 40% Final Project + 50% Assignments + 10% Attendance and Participation
Weekly Schedule (May due to changes):

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VA335 Sound and Image – Fall 2010

posted by on 2010.08.31, under VA335 Sound and Image

Course Syllabus

Instructor : Selcuk ARTUT
Class Hours: Mondays (G047) 11:40-14:30

Course Description

This course explores sound fundamentals as an ingredient of art and design, focusing on varied sound segments for installation, performance, video/film, WWW, and audio. The course is intended for art and design students as well as persons involved in multimedia work and interested in basic knowledge of sound and acoustic. Prior design experience would be useful but not necessary. The course is geared towards students who have interest in transforming and using sound in artistic installations, performances or Web pages, and non-synchronous video and film experiments. Appropriate recording methods, recording specific events and broadcasting it simultaneously are some other subjects that the course will cover.

Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to relate to sound as a material; teaching acoustics as the nature of the material, its composition and textures, and how to recognize its nuances, weaknesses, and strenghts, teaching ear training to develop the ability to recognize the audio material in basic ways; size, shape, dimensions, and color, the introduction of using everyday sounds as compositional material.

Additional reference Books and supplementary notes will also be provided

Topics included

• The physics of sound
• Beyond the Pitch/Duration Paradigm
• Sound esthetics
• Audio-Visual Relationship
• Digital audio
• Multitrack Techniques
• Sound Editing
• Sound Effects
• Psychoacoustics and Acoustics

Sound equipment : Computer recording and editing softwares, laptops

Grading Policy : 40% Final Project + 50% Assignments & Quiz (will be held every each week tilll week 10) + 10% Attendance and Participation


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