Lectures: Thursdays 1:30PM-4:20PM CS Display Wall Available Lab worktime: Mondays 3PM-6PM
Week 1. Sept 8 - Sept 12: Introduction to Course - Inventing new paradigms. Course work overview: individual and team projects
Week 2. Sept 15 - Sept 19: New Technologies and the capacity
to display information faster, bigger, better. The large scale display
of information and Moore's Law.
Email Essay: What I hope to accomplish in the class and 10 ways to use the Frist Campus Center Display Wall.
1st project: Create and show large scale image.
Reading for week 2: Visual Explanations by Edward R. Tufte, Graphics Press, Cheshire, CT, 1997. Exploding The Frame by Ben Shedd, available at http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~benshedd/ExplodingtheFrame.htm
Week 3. Sept 22 - Sept 26: Historical precedents of large-scale displays: the Sistine Chapel, the diorama, Cinemascope, IMAX. Exploding the Frame, designing from the audience's view.
2nd Project: Design and show 2 large scale images: 1] about 4 ways to use display wall in your major area and 2] a way to use the Frist Campus Center wall.
Week 4. Sept 29 - Oct 3: Visual considerations for storytelling: depth, 3D, movement, focus point of view, image definition & the problems of working small and displaying large.
3rd Project: Create large scale image based on
Suggested Reading: Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte, Graphics Press, Cheshire, CT, 1990.
A Primer of Visual Literacy by Donis A. Dondis, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA 1973.
The Sense of Order by E. H. Gombrich, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY 1979 [Available in Marquand Art Library]
Week 5. Oct 6 - Oct 10: Story telling: continuity, timing, image, sound, scripting. Survey the field of media presentations & display technologies: Interactive, Internet, movies/television, architecture, art.
4th Project: Design and show 2 large scale images,
showing 1] depth and 2] a prototype Interface Conceptual Design
Week 6. Oct 13 - Oct 17: Sound design tools for storytelling: recording and mixing surround sound, synchronized sounds, music.
Reading: The Power of the Center by Rudolf
Arnheim, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1988.
The laws of contrast of colour: and their application by Michel Eugene Chevreul. Published 1859.
Available in the Marquand Library (SAX) Rare Books collection ND1259 .C451
Reading and Essay: Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, Chapter 16, by Jerry Mander, Quill, New York, 1978.
Week 7. Oct 20 - Oct 24:
5th project: Design and show large scale image on Arnheim reading, Chapters IV, V, VI.
Suggested reading: Theory and Use of Color
by Luigina De Grandis, Prentice-Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1984.
Perspective and Other drawing Systems by Fred Dubrey & John Willats, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. NY, 1972, 1983.
Week 8. Oct 27 - Oct 31: Fall Recess week
Week 9. Nov 3 - Nov 7: Planning/design/programming
6th Project: Create Short motion project - 1st draft
Midterm Essays Due
Imax film field trip on Saturday TBD.
Week 10. Nov 10 - Nov 14: Looking at frames: Reshaping windows.
Discussion and analysis of team production, creating solutions to design
6th Project: Short Motion project, Take 2
7th Project: Design a prototype classroom interface image for using a display wall.
Present Design plans for Project #8. Develop Project #8 teams.
Week 11. Nov 17 - Nov 21: Social and political uses of media
displays. Potential uses for large scale display walls. Office meetings.
Reading: At the Heart of It All: The Concept of Presence, by Matthew Lombard and Theresa Ditton. Available on the web at: http://www.ascusc.org/jcmc/vol3/issue2/lombard.html
Week 12. Nov 24 - Nov 28: Thanksgiving Recess
Suggested reading: Notebooks of the Mind by Vera John Steiner, Perennial Library, Harpers & Row, New York, 1985. Visual Thinking by Rudolf Arnheim, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1969.
Week 13. Dec 1 - Dec 5: Professional opportunities and funding sources for design.
Design Project #8 works-in-progress presentations.
Week 14. Dec 8 - Dec 12: Design Review of Project #8 work. Written and class review.
January 13th: Dean's Day Presentation of Projects #8 on large-scale CS Display Wall or Frist Campus Center display wall, and summary of final project production.
Due January 19th: Final take-home essay in lieu of final exam.
Grading: Design Projects 65%, Exams 20% Papers 15%
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