Schedule

Thoreau: “Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things.”

Class meets Thursdays, 6-9 pm, online using Adobe Connect.

Week 1: January 8

  • Introductions
  • Web design, an introduction

Week 1 notes
Read/watch before next Thursday

Lab

  • Skills survey
  • Review software

Week 2: January 15

  • Web Technology Overview (alphabet soup!)
  • Multimedia: text and images

Week 2 notes
Read/watch before next Thursday

Lab

Week 3: January 22

  • UX and Design
  • Web design samples

Week 3 notes
Read/watch before next Thursday

Lab

Week 4: January 29

  • Pitches
  • Competitive analysis

Week 4 notes
Read/watch before next Thursday

Lab

  • Intro to Photoshop

Week 5: February 5

  • Quiz tonight
  • Personas

Week 5 notes
Read/watch before next Thursday

Lab

  • Photoshop : cropping

Week 6: February 12

  • Interfaces: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
  • Information Architecture

Week 6 notes
Read/watch before next Thursday

Lab

  • Project work

Week 7: February 19

  • Planning and Building a Project
  • Site Maps, Wireframes and Storyboards

Week 7 notes
Read/watch before next Thursday

Lab

  • Photoshop : resizing

Week 8: February 26

  • Making your sites “social”

Week 8 notes
Read/watch before next Thursday

Lab

  • Project
  • Research domain names

Week 9: March 5

Week 9 notes

Lab

  • Project

Week 10: March 12

Lecture: Where are We Going?

  • The Future (RIA, bandwidth, video, interactivity, data, mobile, metadata)

Week 10 notes

Final quiz covers all material
Project presentations

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