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IXDGR-6700: IxD Studio: Form

Course Description

This course presents the fundamentals of language and graphic surface design currently central to the practice of Interface Design. Visual fundamentals will be explored such as hierarchy, layout, grid, line, image, shape, typography and legibility, and how these interact and combine in a design that works. Students will investigate these concepts using a series of traditional design exercises and conceptual explorations using a variety of hand and digital tools, with particular focus paid to how a user reads and interprets an encounter with a given design and how affordances are created through form. In addition to studying the role that vision and attention span play in these situations, the course will expand these foundations to touch upon how these concepts relate to other sensory input and feedback modalities like auditory, tactile, and motion. Projects will utilize various canvases such as print, screen, web, car, mobile as well as objects with close attention paid to their evolution, as well as their strengths and weaknesses.

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Academic Level:

Graduate

Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites:

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Sections:

Fall 2022

Section Name Meeting Info
IXDGR-6700-1: IxD Studio: Form
Shawn Sprockett
  • Thu 4:00-07:00PM, Main Bldg - W1 (MDES Homeroom)
IXDGR-6700-2: IxD Studio: Form
Blake Hudelson
  • Thu 7:15-10:15PM, Main Bldg - W5 (MDES Studio)
IXDGR-6700-3: IxD Studio: Form
Nathan Shedroff
  • Thu 4:00-07:00PM, Main Bldg - E2
IXDGR-6700-4: IxD Studio: Form
Shawn Sprockett
  • Thu 7:15-10:15PM, Hubbell 161 C

Fall 2021

Section Name Meeting Info
IXDGR-6700-1: IxD Studio: Form
Shawn Sprockett
  • Thu 5:00-07:00PM, San Francisco - Main Building - W5
IXDGR-6700-2: IxD Studio: Form
Blake Hudelson
  • Thu 8:00-10:00PM, San Francisco - Main Building - W5
IXDGR-6700-3: IxD Studio: Form
Nathan Shedroff
  • Thu 8:00-10:00AM, San Francisco - Main Building - W2
IXDGR-6700-4: IxD Studio: Form
David Mayman
  • Thu 5:00-07:00PM, San Francisco - Main Building - 101
IXDGR-6700-5: IxD Studio: Form
Yuan Wang
  • Thu 5:00-07:00PM

Fall 2020

Section Name Meeting Info
IXDGR-6700-1: IxD Studio: Form
Blake Hudelson
  • Tue 4:00-07:00PM
IXDGR-6700-3: IxD Studio: Form
Shawn Sprockett
  • Tue 6:00-09:00PM

Spring 2020

Section Name Meeting Info
IXDGR-6700-1: IxD Studio: Form
Nathan Shedroff, Maria Giudice
  • Thu 4:00-07:00PM, San Francisco - Main Building - 101

Fall 2019

Section Name Meeting Info
IXDGR-6700-1: IxD Studio: Form
Blake Hudelson
  • Thu 4:00-07:00PM, San Francisco - Grad Center - GC4
IXDGR-6700-2: IxD Studio: Form
Maya Gorton
  • Tue 4:00-07:00PM, San Francisco - Main Building - W1

Spring 2019

Section Name Meeting Info
IXDGR-670-01: IxD Studio: Form
Maria Giudice, Su Mathews Hale
  • Thu 4:00-07:00PM, Main Building - 101

Fall 2018

Section Name Meeting Info
IXDGR-670-01: IxD Studio: Form
Christina Beard
  • Thu 4:00-07:00PM, Grad Center - GC7
IXDGR-670-02: IxD Studio: Form
Christina Beard
  • Tue 4:00-07:00PM, Main Building - W1