Interactive Media II

DES 342

Keywords and Themes

User Experience

Course Description

DES 342: Interactive Media II

Interactive design that expands on principles of information architecture, navigation systems, and visual interface through the exploration of advanced design and development techniques. Advanced Web production work-flow will be explored through development of site projects. Critical analysis of work in the field establishes vocabulary and principles for effective design, usability, and interactivity. Technical standards for cross-browser design, client-side scripting, advanced HTML / CSS and basic frame-based web animation. 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 341 and formal acceptance into the third year of the graphic design program by Sophomore Portfolio Review.