to Interactive Design
-Al Wasco, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis,
IN (July 1999)
THIS CLASS IS ABOUT
The objective is to develop in each student and the class as a whole...
basic understanding of how people communicate, with special emphasis
on narrative and storytelling.
awareness of the development of computer-based electronic media,
and a critical appreciation of current work in the field.
enthusiasm and a personal vision for the potential of the medium.
ability to develop and present an idea to others in stages, solicit
their response, and use this to improve the project.
proficiency with a core set of software tools used to create interactive
CLASS IS INTENDED TO HELP YOU DEVELOP...
SKILLS, your ability to:
analyze and discuss--verbally and in writing--the work of others
and your own.
from the comments of others without sacrificing your own unique
effectively individually and as part of a group.
proficiently with software/hardware, including Macromedia Director,
SoundEdit, and others; audio and video recording equipment, scanners,
a way of working that allows you to:
each assignment as an opportunity to solve a problem in a unique
about your project clearly throughout ALL stages of development.
compare your results to your goals, be willing to revise and even
start over if necessary.
for help when you need it; share your knowledge whenever possible.
hard, even when things do not t seem to be going well (never give
up on yourself!).
YOUR WORK WILL BE EVALUATED...
thought and effort that you put into discussions, in-class and homework
assignments is critical, and counts for 30% of your grade. Missing
class, coming in late, and/or missing assignments can seriously
lower your grade!
will be evaluated on how well they meet the project objectives,
the care shown in the execution, and your success in meeting the
goals under Professionalism above.
projects will be graded on both the quality of the project and your
participation in the process.
technical skills may be tested with written and/or hands-on quizzes.
final grade is based on:
Participation (includes attendance) 30
Homework & in-class assignments 30
Projects 40 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.
pts. = A / 89-80 pts. = B / 79-70 pts. = C / 69-60 pts. = D / below
60 pts. = F)
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