Interactive Media I

DES 341

Keywords and Themes

Navigation Systems
Web Design

Course Description

Interactive Media I

Interactive design for the Web focusing on principles of information architecture, navigation systems, and visual interface. HTML / CSS markup and the use of visual design tools. Creation and optimization of graphics in compressed formats. Introduction to Web production work-flow through development of site projects and a personal portfolio. Topics include usability and the aesthetics of web media. This course requires that students furnish a laptop computer that meets the departmental standards in terms of hardware and software (see departmental website for requirements). Open to non-majors who have prerequisites and consent of the instructor. Prerequisites: DES 340; also formal acceptance into the third year by Sophomore Portfolio Review