DH 03: Stone Structures and Civilization 02/15/19

DESN200-MinorProject Due 02/22/19.
Atlatl
Written
Human History
READ: First, a revolution!!
Revolutions spread
Old tools that worked well…
READ: New tools made,
VIDEO: Smelted, and…
Finally, civilized!
Beads
Where is Sumer
Ziggurat
Ziggurat v. 2.0
Architecture and Art
…and statues
Scale
Hanging Gardens

Homework:
Watch:
VIDEO: Mesopotamia – Sumer
Read the articles above.
Minor Project 1 – Presentation

PP 04: 02/12/19

REVIEW:
Revised Syllabus!
– Read Chapter 7
– Continue working on your Parachute Method worksheets and Structure (Start with a structure, then categories, then priorities per category)
– Organize all your portfolio content and SM links (test them first).
– Website/Portfolio platform experiments
Are you rushing??
Make no mistake, poor choices matter…

IMAGES: All of these platforms provide you with templates. Do a little research and find out what their image parameters are. Dig around. Use Google for help.
Themes/Templates matter

TEXT: Use the dummy text at the beginning of the development process. Here are some useful links:
The Standard
Amusing

TESTING: Structural – On as many platforms and devices as possible (iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, Tablet). Once images and text are added, check for broken links and missing/incorrect images.

>>Present in class
Know the limitations

READING:
Google is your new resume?
Profiles are important
LinkedIN=portant
Video is effective
CV Basics

Personal Brands
Start with a “Mood Board”

ASSIGNMENT:
– Read chapter 8 (Interviews)
– Resume Draft: Edit or create a new one. Turn in next week via Digication.
– Personal Brand: Creative Brief Draft (Mood Board. Show in class)
– Edit ALL of your professional Social Media Profiles.

PP 03: 02/05/19

REVIEW:
Discuss Chapter 4,5
Worksheets (Petals)
Structure (Flower)
Document.
This will be part of your Midterm grade (March).

WEBSITE/PORTFOLIO:
Examples
jpeg vs png/gif
Flickr or Google
Video options
What about Sound?
Sort your SM
https://www.facebook.com/jmparada
Compare to:
https://www.facebook.com/juan.parada.31508

Birth of Internet
Before the WWW
Problem with Web Design
Fixed Width vs Adaptive
Evolution of the Web

Web Site Development Options:
Wix
SquareSpace
ArtStation
Wordpress (.com and .org)
Themes!
Tumblr?

ASSIGNMENT:
– Read Chapter 7
– Continue working on your Parachute Method worksheets and Structure (Start with a structure, then categories, then priorities per category)
– Organize all your portfolio content and SM links (test them first).
– We will start with your initial Website/Portfolio platform experiments. Be prepared to show at least 2 examples (Even if you already have a site, try something new), next class.

DH 02: The Human Spark 02/01/19

Primitive to say the least…
VIDEO: Tools, v2.0
READ: Old Caves
READ/LISTEN: NPR – Oldest painters
VIDEO: Lascaux is it Art?
READ: Beads
READ: Cave Jottings – Writing on the wall
Petro
READ(3): A very Foxy Gene
Pictures to Pictographs.
“A” for the bulls
I have an idea
More abstract
Egyptian pictures = history
Gimme some of that Vinca
Proto-Sinaitic script = Alphabet?
And that is just the start, folks. Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, and our very own Roman alphabet
BREAK:
VIDEO: Watch the following Documentary

ASSIGNMENT:
VIDEO: Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog
DESN200-MinorProject Due 02/15.

PP 02: 01/29/19

What did you think? Problematic to say the least.
Busted?
What is it good for, then?
Did you get the Book?

SM Platforms:
Facebook
LinkedIn
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest
YouTube/ Vimeo
Snapchat

Portfolios/Web:
Dribbble* Requires invite
Behance
Tumblr
Wordpress.com
Wix
SquareSpace

Metrics:
Google Analytics
Hootsuite

Email:
outlook.com
live.com
ymail (yahoo)
etc…

REVIEW:
Take a moment to gather the following and talk about them:
1. Review your brand. Google yourself. Analyze your social media with a critical eye.
2. Buried Treasure – gathering portfolio items in the most useful format. Show your selections… IF you can…
Is there anything to show ONLINE? Present.
Audience – Participate with feedback.
What did you learn about your brand and what is actually out there?
Thurday: Opening at 4:40 PM
Categories are Key

READING:
Parachute?
Dream Job?
Newly minted: 1995
– 1st Job out of college: Paralegal found through a college connection
– 1st job out of Grad School: HTML developer through a school connection.

Chapter 4, 5:
Grid
Grid: filled
Flower or Diamond:

ASSIGNMENT:
1. Read chapters 4, and 5
2. Start working on your priorities (Worksheet: Grid)
3. Think about the “Flower” (Diamond). Come up with a structure. Who are you and what do you want professionally?
4. Organize your portfolio material and think about your Social Media footprint and a URL (domain name). We start building websites next class.

DH 01: Introduction 01/25/19

Intro:
Review Syllabus
Are you a designer?
AUDIO/READ: Animal design or sheer luck?
VIDEO: Kanzi – What about designing tools?
READ: The missing link?
Makers?
3M years ago
READ: The hand Ax
Chicken or the egg?
READ: I give you, Fire!
Not that easy
Before clothes…
Modern art
Narrative and virtual space
All over the place
And by Design…

ASSIGNMENT:
AUDIO/READ: Animal design or sheer luck?
VIDEO: Kanzi – What about designing tools?
READ: The missing link?
READ: The hand Ax
READ: I give you, Fire!

PP 01: Intro

Review Syllabus
Reading – What Color is Your Parachute? 2018, by Richard N. Bolles
Social Media Management
Live
Biz cards
Website
Perspective?

Examples of Sites you will need to explore:
SM Platforms:
Facebook
LinkedIn
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest
YouTube/ Vimeo
Snapchat

Portfolios/Web:
Dribbble* Requires invite
Behance
Tumblr
Wordpress.com
Wix
SquareSpace

Metrics:
Google Analytics
Hootsuite

Brand matters little, VW

ASSIGNMENT:
1. Buried Treasure – gathering portfolio items in the most useful format. Think about that and bring examples for next week
2. Review your brand. Google yourself. Analyze your social media with a critical eye. Be ready to talk about it
3. Read chapters 1,3, and 6

PFC 15: FINAL PRESENTATION


ON 12/11/18, @ 1 PM
Present your final project in class. Turn in as a build (MUST WORK ON MAC OS) OR project folder.

Create a digital program that is interactive and includes the following:
1. Some type of animation/video (Introduction, credits, cutscenes, interludes, etc.).
2. Characters or Environments (well thought out and crafted)
3. Audio
The final project does NOT have to be a video game, but it MUST be interactive.

DELIVERABLES:
Ok, got it. But what exactly am I turning in? TODAY, the following are due:
1. Design document – This document specifies the primary aims of the interactive experience and describes the user interaction and outcomes. Example. Is the design actually achievable?
2. Concept art and/or character creation (in .PNG or JPEG)
3. Detailed Technical Specification – explaining what kind of technology will be utilized for making the experience. INCLUDE Flowchart!!!
— PUT all f the above in a folder + Build and/or Project Folder. Leave folder with your name on the computer in 1219. —

DH 14: Postmodernism 12/05/18

From last class:
FINAL:
MAJOR PROJECT – FINAL: Due 12/12/18
Part 1a: Building from Plans
Part 1b: Designing from History

READ: History of Visual Communication
READ: Russian Constructivists

Watch!
It’s the process, people.
Postmodern era out with modernism
Performance Art
Is this art?
Robert Rauschenberg, a new aesthetic?
Pop Art for the masses
LoBrow Art movement
Art in Comix
Post Modern in Philly
New Stylesmoving away from the old

Interactive installations
Face to face
Potential for large scale
Leads to interactive video art
And we will end with the Makers
FIN

ASSIGNMENT:
Final Presentation

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