May 6, 2007

FINALS

Class,
We will follow the spring exam finals schedule provided by the University. Our final is at the following time:

Art 4908 Interactive I
Monday May 7th
12:00-1:55pm at ***Pizza Lucé***

We will critique your final designs for you flash web site. You will need to hand in a CD/DVD with all web site files included as well as a written report of your design direction.

Please check this schedule if conflicts arise between classes finals schedule.
http://www.d.umn.edu/registrar/regular_spring_exam.htm

March 19, 2007

lil mennes

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/menn0035/lilmenace/

March 6, 2007

Week 8

Assignments
Monday: First hour. Meet in ABAH 345 for potential hire lecture. Work day.
Wednesday: Work day

Readings
none

Blog
Discuss in your blog about the concept of your kiosk design.
Make sure your blogs are up to date. They will be included in your midterm grades.

February 25, 2007

Week 7

Assignments
Interactive Poster project
work on research
Monday: Have something animated to show the class.
Wednesday: Work day

Readings
Don't Make Me Think
by Steve Krug

Blog
Duluth city council is discussing limiting digital billboards. Should digital billboards be regulated?

Week 6

Assignments
Interactive Poster project
work on research

Readings
Don't Make Me Think
by Steve Krug

Blog
What is a good font for web / interactive design?

February 13, 2007

Week 5

Assignments
Interactive Poster project
work on research
no class Wednesday

Readings

Don't Make Me Think
by Steve Krug

Blog
Blog about a Kiosk you have found... What do you think about it? Pros and Cons?

Week 4

Assignments
Introduction of Interactive Poster project

Readings

Don't Make Me Think
by Steve Krug

Blog
none start working on the kiosk project

Future of Interactivity?

The future of interactivity?

Jeff Han (worked on the interface of the iPhone) had formed his own company called Perceptive Pixel to market large versions of his Multi Touch screen to companies.

Here's a new demo from Han on a much larger display. It appears they've created more user-interface methods for touch screen -- with menus and selection methods being demoed:

view video here

January 31, 2007

Week 3

Assignments
Banner Ad
Due: Monday, February 5th

Readings
Web Style Guide - Chapter 5

Blog
After seeing, possibly playing Second Life, what do you think of a virtual 3d Internet? Pros and Cons?

January 30, 2007

iphone...and the future..................said,'Mr. Spock'

I'd also like to ask what you all think about the iphone that apple just revealed.

I think that it is stepping even closer to all of us someday having a 'personal device' and that meaning that we have a cell phone/internet/music/video/tv/and anything else on a computer/ all in one.

One of the only questions that I would like to ask is this: 'How would this change our society?'....'How would it change the media?'...."How would it change 'us'(lets say...if it happened in the next 5 years)?)

My question is what do you all think would be the problems/obstictals?
or what would be what would be the benefits/rewards?

I'd just like to hear your answers....!

just some thoughts (like to hear your feelings)

I just wanted to list a post about video podcast. I just subscribed to a few and I have to say it is amazing. I used to hate having to try to find the greatest boarding video of the year and buying it on DVD, when now... many companies post their riders videos for free on the world wide web or on a video podcast. In finishing...I think that this technology is something for more designers to look into , because it is the future. We all should know how to edit videos, ( to some point, along w/ work with flash and web development), but also take our skills that we hve learned in print and design and put them into a new context. Lets just try to look too the future, and see what it beholds...and see where we belong in that schema.

January 24, 2007

Week 2

Assignments
Web Terms - Post in your blog

Readings
Web Style Guide - Chapter 1
Web Style Guide - Chapters 2 + 3

Blog
This week play an interactive game and then discuss in your blog about the usability of the interface. Could the game's experience be improved if the interface was easier to use? How?

January 17, 2007

Login + Week 1

What is Interactive Design?
Interactive Design to me is the integration of motion, type and design into a new media.

What do you want to learn in the course?
I would like to gain a greater understanding of flash, because I know very little at this point. I would also like to have a greater understanding on how to build websites because I have only made a few and its something that I have a great interest in learning.

What applications / progamming languages do you know or want to learn?
I know some html, but very little and I learned it awhile ago. I've worked with dreamweaver and some flash in the past, but the flash I learned was never put on the web. So I would like to learrn how to do that, CSS and any other programming languages that I would need to know for the future.

An amazing bloggie

by Sarah Fuller.

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/full0142/primadona/

peter schulz

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/schu1336/pschulz/archives.html