Week 4, 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?|
|4:00||30 m||Review||Critique||Homework Review|
|4:30||5 m||Engage||Discussion||Blue Square|
|4:35||20 m||Study||Lecture||Parameters Introduction|
|5:05||20 m||Study||Lecture||Interfaces Introduction|
|5:25||25 m||Activate||Activity||Fictional Machines|
|5:50||10 m||Study||Lecture||Study Examples|
|6:00||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||Saloni, Ashley, Dit
Choose a common visual theme that has appeared in several pieces. Discuss the theme and two example sketches.
|2||Yang, Lionel, Karen
Choose an interesting work that is unlike the other sketches. Why did you choose this piece?
|3||OJ, Elena, Amanda
Choose a work that you like and and don’t know how it was made. Describe what you see.
|4||Ping, Isabel, Adam, Robin
Perlin Noise is often used to simulate natural forms. Choose a work that demonstrates this. Discuss.
|5||Simon, FiFi, Munro
The pair challenge is not a competition but who won?
|6||Mickell, John, Yoon
The individual challenge (treasure map) 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)