|NM2210 Interactive Media Design: Theory
This module introduces students to interactive media design in the context of historical and contemporary trends and ideas. Drawing on digital humanities, critical design, philosophical, and cultural perspectives, the module will explore how relationships between human and machine, and society and technology, inform and inspire design strategies, and provide new ways to understand interactive media.
Topics covered include aesthetics of interactivity, cognitive models of interactive systems, theories of play, embodiment, physical computing, the user experience, physical and biological systems, media in social and political dialogue, interactive media art, audience engagement, social interaction, and approaches to interpreting and critiquing interactive media.
Note: This course is a redesign of NM2210 Aesthetics of New Media. In addition to some new content, it will be offered as part of a complementary set of foundational modules, the other two being NM2216 and NM2217. All three of these modules will be offered every semester.
You may also want to look at the "suggested study plan" on the CNM IMD blog http://blog.nus.edu.sg/cnmimd/curriculum/study-plan/, in particular the part that talks about prerequisites for higher-level IMD modules.