IDSE103 Studio: Foundation


About this course

This course teaches the foundational qualities of interaction design and social entrepreneurship. In a studio context, students learn to think of, build, and show products, systems and services quickly using a variety of existing prototyping tools.

Outcomes and competencies

The following outcome statements articulate the competencies, abilities, and skills a student will have as a result of completing this class. Students will...

  • Be able to rapidly create and demonstrate value
  • Be able to talk, present, and think visually in a public setting
  • Communicate and recruit people to a vision of the future
  • Understand the value of critique and its use as a collaborative tool
  • Be able to choose a medium for visualizing ideas, and execute at various levels of fidelity
  • Generate and sustain their own creative momentum
  • Understand the value of rigor and iteration through the design process

Core concepts and ideas

This class emphasizes the following main ideas, themes, and concepts:

  • This course presents a toolkit of skills related to presentation, making, and understanding value.

Schedule

1

8/27

Course Expectations & syllabus

Icebreaker Activity

Basics of Sketching

Practice Sketching

Intro to Critique & In-Class Critique

Wrap Up

Assignment: Practice Sketching & Sketching Exercises

Videos / Readings: TBD

2

9/3

Assignment - Pin up & Critique & Relection

Essential Sketching Techniques and Demos

Sketching Practice

Wrap Up

Assignment: Focused Sketching Exercises- People, Hands, Perspective, Faces & Objects

Assignment: Sandwich Systems

Videos / readings: TBD

3

9/10

Assignment - Pin up & Critique

Lecture – Building Momentum

Sketching Practice

In-Class Activity

Critique

Wrap Up

Assignment: Creative Problem Exercise 1

Assignment: Practice Sketching

Videos / readings: TBD

4

9/17

Assignment - Pin up & Critique

Lecture – Storyboarding

Activity – Storyboarding & Storytelling

Critique

Lecture – Emotion and Metaphor

Practice Emotion & Metaphor

Wrap Up

Assignment: Creative Problem Exercise 2

Assignment: Practice Sketching

Videos / readings: TBD

5

9/24

Assignment - Pin up & Critique

Lecture - Sketching for UI & UX

Activity - Process Storyboard

Critique

Wrap Up

Assignment: Creative Problem Exercise 3

Assignment: Practice Sketching

Videos / readings: TBD

6

10/1

Assignment - Pin up & Critique

Lecture – Digital Tools

Activity – Practice Digital Tools

Activity – Introduce Final Project & Working Session

Wrap Up

Assignment: Final Project

Assignment: Practice Sketching

Videos / readings: TBD

7

10/08

Assignment - Pin up & Critique

Lecture – Motion & Animation for UX

Activity – Practice Animation

Wrap Up

Assignment: FInal Project

Continue Practice Sketching

Videos / readings: TBD

8

10/15

Final Project Presentation, Critique & Grading