This course focuses on theories and practices for approaching design problems of interactive media holistically, beyond usability and accessibility. The class aims to develop your appreciation for facilitating user's (rather than designer's) experience of interactive media including how to design for it and how to evaluate it. The course will focus on storytelling, sketching, and communication of design ideas within a design team and to potential users. The class emphasizes hands-on learning, application of design and evaluation skills in group projects, and peer critique. 

Lecture: Porter Acad 148, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30-3:05 PM (map)

Course E-mailucschci@gmail.com

Office hours:

  • Instructor: Zachary Rubin: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:00 PM in E2-309 .
  • TA: Peter Cottrel: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:00 PM in E2-309 or by apt.

Course Login (for lecture notes): https://cmpm131-winter17-01.courses.soe.ucsc.edu/user/login?destination=node/1

3/14 and 3/16 Project Presentations:



Homework: 10% 
Project: 60% 7 Milestones, final report, and final presentation
Attendance: 30% Class attendance and project check-ins

Policies And Accommodation

  • All students enrolling in this class are advised that Academic Integrity will be strictly enforced. Academic misconduct includes but is not limited to cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, or facilitating academic dishonesty or as further specified in campus regulations.
  • If you qualify for classroom accommodations because of a disability, please submit your Accommodation Authorization from the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to me in a timely manner, preferably within the first two weeks of the quarter. Contact DRC at 459-2089 V, 459-4806 TTY.

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Additional Suggested Readings

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