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DESIGN 372 A: Interface Design 2

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Meeting Time: 
MW 2:30pm - 5:20pm
OUG 141
Joint Sections: 
CSE 441 A
Audrey Desjardins
Audrey Desjardins

Syllabus Description:

Join us in CSE 441/DES372! This class will be joint with students from Computer Science (CSE) and Interaction Design (School of Art and Design) and co-taught by Katharina Reinecke and Audrey Desjardins.  You will work in mixed teams of 4 students on projects that will be sensor-based and have a physical component. Some example projects that would fit perfectly in this class are:

a) An interactive recycling and composting station (see )
This project addresses the problem of sorting trash properly between recycling, composting, and landfill. The solution proposed offers an engaging, fun, and visually pleasing animation that shows what should go in which trashcan. It reacts to people approaching it. 

b) Where Are You (see )

This project aims at connecting children with their parents when they are traveling. The child can look through the telescope and see an illustration of where the parent is. This project utilizes a phone as a set of contained sensors to implement the design.

c) Elevator Pitch
This project could imagine placing a camera seeing people waiting for the elevator. When it detects 2-3 people waiting but not chatting, a screen could propose an ice breaker question to have people engage with each other. This project would tackle the issue of having more people engage with strangers in the workplace or on campus for example. 
Your group will brainstorm on a project during the first week, before collaboratively exploring the design space and implementing a solution. We are looking forward to creative solutions to interesting problems.
Catalog Description: 
Introduces students to advanced topics in interface design, including complex information architectures, dynamic information design, multimodal interaction, cross-platform interface design, and tangible interface design. Takes on a hand-on approach to designing, prototyping, and evaluating interfaces across a range of devices and applications, including news services, lifestyle applications, medical devices, and games.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 9:11pm