Jul 02, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

DES 2820 - Elements of Dynamic Media

Credits: 4
This course is an intermediate project-based “STEAM” course that provides artists, designers and “creative coders” with a broad exploration of technology, computation, coding, media and design. Students develop a base theoretical and technical understanding of the computer and the internet-how they work, how they are structured and why. Simultaneously students develop weekly projects using Processing a free software “sketchbook.” This software sketchbook and the projects that students undertake using it intuitively and creatively help them learn “how to speak machine.” Through a series of project-based prototyping projects students use images, sensors, cameras, video, typography and code to create experiments, projects and interactions. The primary goals of this project-based course are (1) building digital literacy (2) building visual literacy (3) building dynamic media fluency (4) developing design thinking. Secondary exploration includes typography, layout, file formats, media standards, color and interactivity.