Purpose of this class:
This class is meant to help you choose a language and structure for presenting your work across various delivery channels.
In this class you will make:
- An online record of your thesis work which will be kept up to date weekly
- A 3 – 5 minute video explaining your work
- A 25,000 word book explaining your work including a lexicon of terms used
- Two dossiers for the department to use in talking about your work
You will additionally be asked to hire an editor for assistance with your book.
We will meet from 10 AM to 12:50 PM on Tuesdays from 1/13 to 4/28.
The following dates will be class-free.
- March 3rd (spring break)
- April 21
Each week you will be asked to come to class prepared with either a making or writing assignment. The assignment schedule can be found in the syllabus. Failure to bring complete and thoughtful homework may result in you being asked to leave class, depending on the workshop that day. 3+ unexcused absences will result in an automatic incomplete. Unless it is an actual emergency, excused absences and homework delays must be approved 24 hours before class time.
PDG-6970_Syllabus (assignment due dates can be found here)
Class 1 (1/13) Slides: Differentiate Information, Content and Data
Class 2 (1/20) Slides: Prioritize Users & Stakeholders
Class 3 (1/28) Slides: Define Good
Class 4 (2/3) Slides: Moving through Why, What and How
Class 5 (2/10) Slides: How to uncover Factors, Context & Channels
Class 6 (2/17) Slides: Diagram the Damn thing
Class 7 (2/24) Slides: Exploring Fidelity & Resolution
Class 8 (3/10) Slides: Understanding Objects to Ecosystems
Class 9 (3/17) Slides: Taxonomy & Choreography
Class 10 (3/24) Slides: Indicators & Baselines
Class 11 (3/31) Slides: Discussing Categorization & Labeling