Each week there will be one or more readings. Be sure to complete the readings before class each week, as I will assume that everyone is familiar with the readings during the seminar and accompanying discussions. Note that there is no reading packet for this module - all readings will either be uploaded to the IVLE workbin, linked online, or added to the library e-reserves.
Assignments and Project
There will be three short assignments in weeks 2 through 7, which will explore the ideas discussed in the readings and in the seminars. For each of the assignments there will be a simple design problem which has to be approached from one of the different perspectives discussed in the module: HCI, game design, and art/aesthetics. Each assignment will involve designing an interactive media work, plus writing a short reflection connecting the assignment to the readings. We will critique and discuss the assignments during the weekly seminar.
There will also be a group project, which will span weeks 8 through 13. The project will involve designing and making an interactive media work. I will be choosing a topic which cuts across the three perspectives, and which will encourage students to confront the differences between these perspectives. There will be intermediate deliverables for the project, and weekly in-class critique and discussion. We will have a sharing/exhibition session for the completed projects at the end of the semester.
The essay will be individual, and will involve a more detailed reflection on the project and the concepts discussed in the module.