Interactive Design – week 1

Classroom

Thursday

  1. Introductions
  2. Syllabus
  3. D2L – grading 1000 pts total, 800 pts for assignments (200 each month for 4 months) 150 pts for textbook assignments, 50 pts for presentation. The test in D2L will be about when you turned in your work. The day it’s due or before is an “A,” the next day is a “B,” and so on. Google Drive will record the days you upload your assignments.
  4. Make a Google Drive folder called “gam101 your name” and share it with me: my e-mail address is gjloumeau@pima.edu
  5. Discuss presentations
  6. Cintiqs and pen checkout process
  7. How to Get an Adobe ID
  8. Sign photo release forms
  9. Discuss computer commons on second floor
  10. Discuss targeted ads:
    1. How targeted ads work
    2. Targeted Ads – definition
    3. Targeting Your Ads – Google
    4. Wired article about targeted ads

Assignments

  • Buy the book, read the introductory pages and do the first chapter – turn in any work to your Google Drive folder
  • Work on a Photoshop mock up of a targeted ad, like the kind we discussed in class 

Web Design – Week 2

Classroom

    1. Attendance, introductions and review syllabus
    2. Create a website on wordpress.com
    3. Create a Google Drive folder called “DAR256 your name” or “DAR257 your name” and share with me (gjloumeau@pima.edu). Talk about presentations
    4. Cintiqs and pen checkout process
    5. A brief history of web design
    6. History of web design infographic

Beginning

Resources for you to check out on your own time

Advanced

  • We will watch the following video in class when there is time: PHP video
  • Review the PHP tutorials up to and including PHP 5 Variables
  • We will watch the following video in class when there is time: MySQL databases

Assignments

Beginning

    1. Do the first chapter (5 pages) of this online tutorial and then do the five simple exercises at the end of the chapter:

  • Project 1a: Create a website mockup using this Photoshop template,  Show what the page will look like in three formats: a mobile phone, a tablet and on a desktop computer. I suggest you do the mobile phone layout first. We’ll look at these next week.

Advanced

  • Access your WordPress website via the link I provided (I will send it in e-mail)
  • Create a homepage for your website with text and graphics
  • Put a title/logo on your homepage

 

 

After Effects – Week 2

Classroom

  1. Attendance, introductions and review syllabus
  2. Create a Google Drive folder and share with me. Talk about presentations
  3. Look at example of great After Effects Projects (Forest, Stuxnet, Buenos Aires) with more here (Procrastination, Breaking Bad) Ira Glass, From Paper to Screen, 29 Ways to Stay Creative)
  4. Terminology video
  5. Interface drive-by tour

Assignment

  1. Buy the book. You will need to download the exercise files and have access to the After Effects software to do the homework.
  2. Do chapter one and upload your finished work to your Google Drive folder. We’ll go over it together during the next class.

Animation – Week 2

Classroom

  1. Attendance. Introductions and review syllabus
  2. Here’s where you can get a  monthly subscription to the animation software we’re using for $9/month https://store.toonboom.com/students
  3. Create a folder on Google Drive and share with me.
  4. Talk about presentations
  5. Demonstrate how to use Cintiqs and pen checkout process. 
  6. Discuss history of animation, watch video
  7. Share physical and virtual examples of Zoetrope, 3D Zoetrope & Flipbook (Pixar), Thaumatrope, Praxinoscope

Assignment

  1. Sketch the turnaround view of a character that you want to animate this semester. It can be black and white or color. Here’s a video of how to do it. Scan it in or take a digital picture of it that we can share with everyone during the next class. Upload it to your Google Drive folder. Due next class.
  2. Example below (click to enlarge):

kumaclone

 

 

Game Design – week 1

Classroom

  • Introductions
  • Syllabus
  • D2L – grading 1000 pts total, 800 pts for assignments (200 each month for 4 months) 150 pts for textbook assignments, 50 pts for presentation. The test in D2L will be about when you turned in your work. The day it’s due or before is an “A,” the next day is a “B,” and so on. Google Drive will record the days you upload your assignments.
  • Make a Google Drive folder called “gam101 your name” and share it with me: my e-mail address is gjloumeau@pima.edu
  • Discuss presentations
  • Cintiqs and pen checkout process
  • Sign photo release forms
  • How to Get an Adobe ID
  • Discuss computer commons on second floor
  • Some board games are available in the library for reference. Feel free to bring any unused board games in so we can build a library
  • Show board games made by the Gamecrafter
  • Form four teams, with each team having a diverse makeup (some people who are good at graphics, ideas, organization, etc.)

Assignments

Instructor: Greg Loumeau