Winter 2015 – week 1

Who are we? And what are we going to do the next few weeks?

  • How the online class works
  • Introductions
  • Syllabus review
  • Intro to web design
  • Group exercise

HAVING PROBLEMS GETTING ADOBE CONNECT TO START THE MEETING

How the online class works

  • Moodle/Adobe (and, tonight, G+ perhaps)
  • Mailing list
  • Readings/video – time together for group and individual project work, questions
  • Attendance requirements
  • To make things go smoothly on your end … have three browser windows or tabs open: one to this blog, one for Adobe, one for Moodle

Introductions

Syllabus review

  • Also, walk through WordPress site

Mini-lecture

Group exercise

In 2s — start a new discussion in Lesson 1 Forum :

  • Thinking back to your last online shopping experience — what stands out (good or bad)? What were you doing when this happened? What site were you on? What device were you using? What are your take-aways from the experience – in other words, if you were being tasked with building a commerce site, what might you extrapolate regarding design based on your experience?

One of my goals for the course is to help you learn to keep your designer sense “always on.” One way we do this is by consciously deconstructing/analyzing our own experiences.

Lab/Assignments

Reading for Week 2, due Thursday

All readings are together on one page. Please complete readings for each week before coming to class on Thursday. The reading load is front-end weighted so that you have time in the second half of the quarter to focus on your project.

Session recording

  • Login to session recording; link will launch Adobe Connect (available within 24 hours after class)
    Part 1 || Part 2
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