Schedule

This schedule is subject to change.
Week Tuesday Thursday
1
APRIL 4
- Enrollment
- Lecture: Course introduction
- Review course website

- Kick off A1: Type and Grid
- Readings assigned: Lupton on Letter, TextGrid; Roberts on A Brief History of Grids
APRIL 6
- Lecture: Type and Grid
- Readings quiz discussion
- Drawing sprint: thumbnails
- T
utorial on InDesign grids

DUE TODAY:
- Read Lupton/Roberts (in-class quiz)

    2
    APRIL 11
    - A1 Interim Crit

    DUE TODAY:

    - Sketches and stage 1&2 layouts
    (4 digital layouts printed on paper)
    APRIL 13
    - A1 Final Crit
    - Kick off A2: Poster Design

    - Lecture: Visual organization
    - Readings assigned:  Meggs (1992) pg 1-15 and 17-67; Vignelli (2010) The Vignelli Canon

    DUE TODAY:
    - A1 final two digital iterations (printed on paper)

    3
    APRIL 18
    - Readings quiz and discussion
    - Lecture: Image
    - Drawing sprint

    DUE TODAY:
    - Read Meggs and Vignelli
    - 10 rough hand sketches for your poster
    - Four poster examples printed out: 1) easy to understand, 2) visually engaging, 3) hard to understand, and 4) not visually engaging

    APRIL 20
    - Lecture: Color
    - A2 worksession


    DUE TODAY:
    - Iterations on hand sketches of your poster design

    4
    APRIL 25
    - A2 Interim Crit

    DUE TODAY:
    - Digital iterations for your poster designs

    (bring at least two print outs)
    APRIL 27
    - A2 Interim Crit, cont'd
    - Work session
    5
    MAY 2
    - A2 Final Crit
    - Kick off A3: Experience design

    - Readings assigned:  Hall on Interviewing Humans, Cooper on Personas

    DUE TODAY:
    - A2 final poster design (printed on paper and mounted on foam core)
    - Team survey for A3 (due by end of day)
    MAY 4
    - Reading quiz and discussion
    - Lecture: User research and personas

    - Teams assigned
    - Team contract


    DUE TODAY:
    - Read Hall/Cooper (in-class quiz)
    6
    MAY 9
    - Discuss experience design examples
    - Worksession

    - Readings assigned: McCloud on Understanding Comics, Ch 1 and 2.

    DUE TODAY:
    - Two experience design examples to share from your laptop
    - Interview guide
    MAY 11
    - Reading quiz and discussion (McCloud, ch 1&2)
    - Work session

    DUE TODAY:
    - Read McCloud
    (in-class quiz)
    7
    MAY 16
    - Lecture: Storyboarding
    - Drawing sprint
    - Work session
    MAY 18
    - A3 Interim Crit on user research and personas

    DUE TODAY:

    - A3 user research presentations: observations, interview data, insights, and personas

    8
    MAY 23
    - A3 Interim Crit on storyboard scenarios
    - Lecture: Moodboards

    - Readings assigned: Meggs (1992) 178-187

    DUE TODAY:
    - A3
    six storyboards for in-class speed dating results, mood boards and color
    - Bring an old magazine for moodboarding (fashion magazines are the best)
    MAY 25
    - Readings quiz and discussion
    - Lecture: Design language
    - Work session

    DUE TODAY:
    - Read Meggs (in-class quiz)
    9
    MAY 30
    - A3 Interim Crit on design specs

    DUE TODAY:
    - A3
    design language spec, draft slide design
    JUNE 1
    - Lecture: Pitching
    - Work session

    10
    JUNE 6
    - Work session
    JUNE 8
    - Work session

    FINAL CRIT (FRI JUNE 9):
    - A3 final slide deck and poster
    with all materials