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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