December 7 – Last Class

Class Topics

  • Semester Wrap up
    • Vote Oswego Survey
    • Vote Oswego Copyright
    • Recollection Copyright
  • Individual critique and troubleshooting with Mike and Rebecca

Due at 10:30am on December 12

  • Process Book
  • Timesheet
  • Portfolio Documentation (digital and printed)
  • Post-Mortem (digital and printed)
  • Final panel assets
  • Final presentation
  • High fidelity prototype or equivalent

December 7 – Final Class

Class Topics

  • Final Vote Oswego survey
  • What should be on Google Drive?

Due December 7 at 11:59pm

  • Website files
  • Shortcut to live URL
  • Copyright Documentation

Due December 12 at 8am

  • Presentation of Final project (slide deck)
  • Process Book (PDF)
  • Portfolio Documentation

November 28 – Prepare for critique

Class Topics

Homework

  • Make template page live for class on Friday. We will be doing some critique and accessibility testing. It is ok if the navigation is not implemented.

November 26 – Skills Assessment

Class Topics

  • Identify any technical skills you need for this project that you do not currently have or need significant review on. Discuss this list with Rebecca today.
  • Color of Water: Discuss next possible class visit.

Homework

  • Prepare for critique on Friday.

November 14 – Prototypes & Photos

Class Topics

  • Photos of objects with Julie
  • Critique of Prototypes
  • Presentations of new or missing research

Homework

  • Read personas. Be prepared for a quiz.
  • Brainstorm 5-10 ways the stories created with provided objects can be presented in the exhibition. Consider presenting the words as well as images. Does not need to be interactive, but can be.
  • Iterate on prototypes.

November 14 – Next Steps

Class Topics

  • Color of Water: share technical tests with Rebecca, plan for pitch tomorrow
  • Print to Screen: Review printed design in comparison to originals. Make final tweaks. Submit print and move on to the next step.

November 14 – Prototyping

Class Topics

  • Black and White prototyping (paper prototypes for the win)
  • Revisiting personas to determine content and user flows

Homework

  • Prototypes. Be prepared to narrow scope of web project on Friday with Rebecca.
  • Keep up on your process books!

November 12 – Critique

Class Topics

Today you will have one-on-one critique with Rebecca due to time constraints. Be sure to get feedback from one another earlier in class.

  • Finalize AIR-U submission.
  • Color of Water: Critique and strategy.
  • Print to Screen: Print critique. Must have prints for critique.

Homework

  • Print to Screen: Revise Phase 3 (print). Must bring print to class.
  • Color of Water: Work on pitch.

November 9 – Brainstorming

Class Topics

  • Ideas from the Participatory Museum
  • Disability presentations
  • Review Personas. Discuss Origin stories.

Homework

  • Finish Origin stories.
  • Research interactive exhibitions/displays. Bring 3 examples to class that you find inspiring (and be prepared to share). Put these examples in our research folder on the team drive for the Recollection project.
  • Bring 10-15 sketches/proposals of possible ways we could use the content we have in an interactive fashion.

November 9 – Work Day

Class Topics

  • Check-in about AIR-U competition.
  • Color of Water: Review Personas, Discuss strategy and next steps with Rebecca.
  • Print to Screen: Make sure you have appropriate approvals to move on to Phase 3.

Class Topics

  • Prepare for critique on Monday (second half of class).

November 9 – Final Preparations

Class Topics

  • Work on pitches. Remember to consider each of the personas you have (how do your ideas support the needs of each of these community members?). Remember to consider the research you did about peer organizations/campaigns —what can we learn from those to me our proposals stronger?
  • Prep possible questions the mayor may have.

Homework

  • Prepare for pitch. Come to class on Monday dressed professionally. Remember to practice!

November 5 – Recollection

Class Topics

Homework

  • Mini-reports on age-related disability. Provide a summary of common issues older adults face related to the specific category of disability and provide a bulleted list of key design related concerns (remember that these will be in a physical space). Due Wednesday.
  • Prepare for storytelling with Personal Objects workshop on Wednesdsay (fill out form and bring object).
  • Personas due Thursday.

November 5 – Project 3

Class Topics

  • Undergraduate students will start working on the Color of Water project collaboratively. By the end of class prepare a Google Doc in the shared drive with specific questions you have for students in ENG 337.
  • Graduate students will work on Print to Screen project independently.

Homework

  • Print to Screen: Work on Phases 1 & 2
  • Color of Water: Read provided materials; Get Organized; start research and personas.

October 29 – SetUp and Document

Class Topics

  • Meet in MCC 133 to set up Absentee Ballot Party

Homework

  • Finish Process Book for Friday. Remember that the process book is the way you document all of the work you did for the project; if it is not included in the process book it will not be counted/evaluated.
  • Please bring the team evaluation forms to class on Friday (they were due two weeks agao and I am missing most of them).

Please note that October 31 is advisement day for undergraduate art an design students. If you need to go to advisement go straight to 34 Lanigan at the start of class. The entire class period is an open studio to work on process books. Rebecca will not be available during that time.

October 29 – Critique

Topics

  • Critique of Digital Prototype at 10am in 35 Lanigan.
  • Menu screen designers should grab the TV from 34 at the start of class.
  • Ordering user flow students should make their prototypes live and write the URLs on the white board in 35.

October 29 – Exercise 6

Class Topics

  • Work on Exercise 6

Homework

  • Continue to work on Exercise 6 for Friday.
  • Read the following children’s books (and take detailed notes) for Friday. Pay attention to the similarities and differences between the stories. Learn as much as you can about each character and the world they live in. They are on reserve at Penfield Library.
    • The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
    • The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
    • There’s a Wolf at the Door by Zoe B. Alley

Reminder: Wednesday 10/31 is advisement day for art and design students. If you need to participate in advisement go straight to Lanigan 34 to partake. Other students can use the studio to work on Exercise 6. Please be aware that Rebecca will not be available during that class period.

October 26 – Final Production

Class Topics

  • All design work for the Absentee Ballot Party must be complete by 12:30pm today
  • 11×17 poster files need to be set up for bleeds and sent to Rebecca by email to send to Vote Oswego.
  • All lamination needs to happen today.
  • All production of all items needs to be completed by the end of class.
  • A checksheet needs to be created for all items that need to go to Vote Oswego today (i.e. all items they need for the table set up without the classroom). A second checksheet needs to be created for items that need to be gathered for the room and divided between who is bringing those items (Vote Oswego or the Creative Team).

Homework

  • Process books will be due on November 2. Take the weekend off?

October 26 – Final Prototypes

Class Topics

  • Get feedback on paper prototypes (focus on user experience and hierarchy and organization of information).
  • Finalize prototypes. Prototyping has to be complete before you leave today.

Homework

  • Start transitioning prototypes from paper to code. Focus on good structured and semantic HTML (and do not layer in extra unnecessary divs or classes). For those working on the form, focus on mobile for Monday. Rmember that forms will need some ARIA code. For those working on the large menus, work on setting up the grid and getting the information in the correct places, then focus on the details. Remember that to make the design fit on screen you should use vh and vw units. There are excellent tutorials on grid listed under 317 for today.

October 22 – Copyright

Class Topics

Homework

  • Our next exercises will give you the opportunity to experiment with fair use. The first exercise will be to create a regular grid where all elements on the grid are the same size and same format (like a card layout). The second exercise will still use a grid, but will allow you to experiment with different sizes and allow items to overlap or go across multiple rows or columns on the grid. For this assignment pick one issue/topic that you care about amd want to make a commentary on. Gather images and materials that you can use to put your idea forward. Remember that we want to stay in the territory of fair use. Use graph paper to sketch out a few different plans for each exercise.

October 22 – Pitches

Class Topics

  • Pitch final ideas to Vote Oswego Grass Roots team in Mahar 467 (meet there)
  • Revise designs
  • Develop production plan

Homework

  • Design revisions.
  • Production tasks.

October 15 – Critique

Class Topics

  • Project 1 URLs
  • Critique (take notes on the following): Unity (Consistent Theme/Brand and styles), Modular (header and navigation on each page are identical), Typography/Readability (equilateral triangle, baseline grid, modular scale), Responsive (design on smallest screens to design on largest screens). Test live sites on Mobile devices, iPads, and large screens.

Homework

  • Explore the work of Kelly Walters prior to class on October 17.
  • Project 1 Revisions, process and copyright spreadsheet due by noon on Sunday, October 21.