Just because we are making digital artifacts doesn’t mean that the aesthetic has to be cold and sterile. In this project, we will explore the use of analog materials to construct the aesthetic of a website. For the content of this site, select an Indianapolis location, landmark, public space, park, etc. for which to make a promotional site.
This project will challenge you to use analog imagery or textures with restraint. Balance this stimulating imagery with clean, usable aesthetic of the web.
At the end of this project, students will be able to:
|1||14 May||Intro to course. Getting familiar with visual language of the web.|
|2||19 May||One site, two designs|
|21 May||Analog + Digital|
|3||26 May||Analog + Digital|
|28 May||Connecting people online|
|4||2 June||Connecting people online|
|4 June||Connecting people online|
|5||9 June||Responsive Design Plus|
|11 June||Responsive Design Plus|
|6||16 June||Responsive Design Plus|
|18 June||Responsive Design Plus|
|7||23 June||Final Critique|
|24 June||Summer Session 1 courses officially over.|
Your grade will be broken down into the categories below*. Participation includes: being present and on time, asking and answering questions, helping to improve understanding of course content for others. Your full attention is expected during class time.
|Category||% of total|
|One site, two designs||10%|
|Analog + Digital||20%|
|Connecting People Online||30%|
|Responsive Design Plus||40%|
*Categories and percentage breakdown subject to change.
It is important that you are present for class. Excused absences (course conflicts, illness, death in the family, etc.) will be allowed with documentation. You have two unexcused absences in this course. Every absence after two (starting with the third absence) will result in a 5% reduction in your overall grade. For example, if you miss 3 classes, you will receive a 5% reduction; if you miss 5 classes, you will receive a 15% reduction. I hope that this policy stresses the importance of being present and active in class.
Every assignment in this course will be due at the beginning of the class of its defined due date. Work that is not handed in via the method requested by the instructor (OnCourse, email, etc) by the predetermined time will be considered late. The consequences of late submission fall on sliding scale, increasing in severity over time. If late work is handed in within the following parameters, the grade will be reduced in the following ways:
|Due date/time – same day, end of class||-10%|
|Same day, end of class – same day, end of day (11:59pm)||-15%|
|Next day (midnight – 11:59pm)||-20%|
|Any subsequent day||-50%|