Week 3, Parameters
Students will be able to:
- Explore the relationship of parameters and interface design
- Practice problem analysis and interface design
- Practice user-centered design concepts
- Consider relationship between what you “make” and what you “design”
- Consider distinction between “choices” and “options”
- Reconsider parameters as desired outputs rather than specified inputs
- Technical: Exposing parameters as global variables
- Technical: Exposing parameters with HTML controls
- Fictional Machines workshop decks
|Pre||Engage||-||-||3Blue1Brown: How secure is 256 bit security?|
|3:50||30 m||Review||Critique||Homework Review|
|4:20||5 m||Engage||Discussion||Blue Square|
|4:25||20 m||Study||Lecture||Parameters Introduction|
|4:55||20 m||Study||Lecture||Interfaces Introduction|
|5:15||25 m||Activate||Activity||Fictional Machines|
|5:40||10 m||Study||Lecture||Study Examples|
|5:50||30 m||Activate||Coding||In-class Challenges|
What did you make this week?
groups, 5 minutes
In your assigned team, choose 1 or 2 sketches from the past week and use them to illustrate your answer to your team’s question.
class, 6x3 minutes
Share your chosen sketch, comment on it and summarize your discussion.
|1||Batool, Archit, Janice
When allowing chance to influence their artwork, does an artist give up authorship?
|2||Felix, Alonso, Ivy
Choose two sketches that you believe demonstrate a biasing technique discussed last week. What kind of bias do you think was used in each?
|3||Kevin, Akshansh, Josefina
Does computationally generated art have an inherent aesthetic?
|4||Tinsley, Anna , Noah
Choose a work that combines procedural and non-procedural elements well. What works about this piece?
|5||Brooke, Andrew, Kathrin
Choose a project that presents an interesting direction for further design inquiry. Suggest 5 possible avenues of development for this project.
|6||Fei Bi, Ray, Jungu, Brad
The challenge is not a competition. But who won?
Later in this class I will ask you to create special sketches using equipment available to you through The New School. If you haven’t used the following equipment before, you should sign up for orientations. Be ready to use the following equipment by the sixth week of classes.
- Laser Cutters
- 3D Printers
- Large Format Printers/Plotters
- CNC Mills (optional)