2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IDESN 1400 Introduction to Interactivity

This introductory course focuses on basic interaction and motion design principles for the purposes of creating interactive experiences. A variety of prototyping processes will be introduced, requiring students to move seamlessly between digital and physical constructs. Students learn the value of user testing and feedback through a process of involving outside participants in the design process. Coursework engages students in a highly iterative practice of sketching, prototyping and user testing-while emphasizing core design values, material skills, and craftsmanship for both analog and digital environments. Historical and contemporary contexts will be used to frame assignment research and development. Designed products may include interfaces, physical artifacts, or systems of engagement; with the focus on creating a meaningful dialogue between a person and the designed elements.