WBDV465

WBDV465

Advance Interaction, To build upon basic interaction knowledge (HTML5, CCS3, Javascipt, jQuery, ActionScript, Web, Flash, Unity, etc). Graduate students in this course work with advance concepts to better understand high-end functionality. Through a series of homework assignments, projects and class presentations, students examine real world problems and solutions in order to master an assigned technique. Students explore online resources to gain a better understanding of the concepts, tools and social dynamics involved in the creation of effective and expressive interactive media.

INSTRUCTORS:
Jervis Thompson: EMAIL | CALENDAR

Sections: Sections: 001

Syllabus

COMMUNICATION

Any and all course email too instructor(s) must be sent from student drexel email account with “wbdv641” in the meaningful subject area. (i.e. subject = “wbdv641: Help with timer”). Students must keep a copy of all email correspondence for their records.

MIDTERM:

None.

FINAL:

Students will give class presentation (10 – 20 minutes) explaining how to accomplish one high-end interaction technique. Presentations will include but not limited to sample files, urls to reference material, online journal on research progress (CDROM). The student must be able to walk the class through the technique explaining problems and solutions. Students must be able to answer any and all class/instructor questions pertaining to their presentation.

GRADING:
  • Class attendance & participation
    • Late -1
    • 1st absence .. No penalty
    • 2nd absence .. -1 letter grade
    • 3rd absence .. “F”
  • 40% Homework (functionality, content, creativity)
  • 60% Final (Presentation, CDROM) [30, 30]
FINAL GRADE SCALE:
  • 97% or above = A+
  • 93% to 96% = A
  • 90% to 92% = A-
  • 87% to 89% = B+
  • 83% to 86% = B
  • 80% to 82% = B-
  • 77% to 79% = C+
  • 73% to 76% = C
  • 70% to 72% = C-
  • 65% to 69% = D
  • 64% or below = F
HONORS:

An honors option is available to students in the Honors Program. If interested, please ask me about it.

EQUIPMENT:
  • WWW – Google
  • At least two forms of backup media (flash drive, server storage, DropBox, etc)
  • Headphones (If you want to listen to music during lab time)
ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY:

Drexel University is committed to a learning environment that embraces academic honesty. Faculty, students, and administrators share responsibility for maintaining this environment of academic honesty and integrity, accepting individual responsibility for all actions, personal and academic. Each member of our community is expected to read, understand, and uphold the values identified and described in our “Academic Polices, Procedures and Regulations” as written in the official student handbook. Instances of academic dishonesty, such as cheating and plagiarism, will be dealt with appropriately.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT:

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and applicable federal and state laws, Drexel University ensures people with disabilities will have an equal opportunity to participate in its programs and activities. Members and guests of the Drexel community who have a disability need to register with the Office of Disability Services (ODS), if requesting auxiliary aids, accommodations, and services to participate in Drexel University’s programs. All requests for reasonable and appropriate auxiliary aids, academic adjustments, and services will be considered on a case-by-case basis and in a timely fashion.

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ACKNOWLEDGING CONDITIONS AND OBLIGATIONS IN SYLLABUS:

The student acknowledges receipt of this syllabus and the information herein contained by continuing to attend classes and turn in assignments. This syllabus is intended as a guideline. The instructor reserves the right to change from it in interest of responding to individual class need.

Week 01

Lecture:
  • The fine art of taking big projects and breaking them down into manageable tasks/techniques.
Topics:
  • DIGM641 -or- WBDV465?
  • Graduate level
  • Has to be unanimous…
Homework:
  • Think about which three techniques you would like to present to the class for research approval.

Week 02

Lecture:

The many flavors of interaction techniques

Topics:
  • How do I…
    • Get three different layers to parallax in any direction?
    • Detect if a web page is installed on the users home screen as a web app?
    • Get Unity to communicate directly with a server dbf?
Homework 01:
  • Submit via email to: st966rc2@drexel.edu subject: “wbdv465-hwk01-jwt123”. [Replace jwt123 with your email prefix] Due midnight the night before next class.
    • Proposal of Interaction techniques – direct url to your html page that lists three techniques that you want to explore in this class. Each technique should have a brief explanation (one paragraph) and at least two active url resource (tutorial, sample movie, etc).
    • Come to class ready to explain your three interaction techniques in a short 5 minute presentation.
    • Sample

Week 03

Lecture:

Amazing online resources

Topics:
  • 5 minute technique Presentations
  • Class vote / topic assignments
  • Questions and answers
Homework 02:
  • Submit via email to: st966rc2@drexel.edu subject: “wbdv465-hwk02-jwt123”. [Replace jwt123 with your email prefix] Due midnight the night before next class.
    • Now that you have a specific technique, Collect as many resources as you can to research this technique. Samples, Tutorials, Lessons, etc. List ALL of these items one blog post with links, descriptions, etc. Send me a direct link to your blog post. Keep in mind that all of these Homework assignments will be put together for your final journal DVD and therefore should be grouped by the same category or tag.

Week 04

Lecture:

Focus, Focus, Focus.

Topics:
  • Individual resource review
  • Spend at least one day on each of your resources
  • Modify working samples to make sure you understand how they work
  • Start building simple assets for your sample/tutorial
Homework
  • Submit via email to: st966rc2@drexel.edu subject: “wbdv465-hwk03-jwt123”. [Replace jwt123 with your email prefix] Due midnight the night before next class.
    • Describe what you have learned about your technique thus far in one or two paragraphs.
    • Describe what you still need to learn about your technique in one or two paragraphs.

Week 05

Lecture:

Core functionality.

Topics:
  • Where are we at now?
  • What yet needs to be done?
  • Finish reviewing your resources and make a second pass on the more pertain ones.
  • Finish building simple assets for your sample/tutorial
Homework
  • Submit via email to: st966rc2@drexel.edu subject: “wbdv465-hwk04-jwt123”. [Replace jwt123 with your email prefix] Due midnight the night before next class.
    • Your tutorial objective – direct url to your html page that contains the following:
      • Describe in ONE definitive sentence, exactly what you plan to teach your peers on your final presentation.
      • NOTE: If this “objective” is not clear to the professor, points will be deducted.

Week 06

Lecture:

Core Assets.

Topics:
Homework
  • Submit via email to: st966rc2@drexel.edu subject: “wbdv465-hwk05-jwt123”. [Replace jwt123 with your email prefix] Due midnight the night before next class (Week 08).
    • Your tutorial assets – direct url to your html page that contains the following:
      • ALL of the tutorial assets (graphics, sounds, content text) that you plan to use in your tutorial
      • Your lecture notes and instructions are exempt!

Week 07

Lecture:

SIGGRAPH

Topics:

SIGGRAPH

Homework

SIGGRAPH

Week 08

Lecture:

Research time is over, time to build your WORKING sample(s) and lesson plan.

Topics:
  • Where are you at now?
  • What yet needs to be done?
Homework

Prepare your WORKING sample(s) and lesson plan.

Week 09

Lecture:

Last call for questions and/or concerns.

Topics:
  • Review:
    • Working sample(s)
    • Lesson plans
Homework

Practice with your WORKING sample(s) and lesson plan.

Week 10

Lecture:

Your turn to teach.

Topics:

Final presentations. Class starts at 6:30 pm SHARP!

Homework

Rest, be safe, and enjoy your break!