Description: Graphic Design and Communication: technical, aesthetics, and cultural aspects. Processes of visual form. Typography. Design and new technologies.
This class focused on helping Design students to create professional web and print portfolios. In addition to developing a personal style for the presentation, there were weekly assignments for creating content such as posters and announcements for the various events in the department and campus. Besides the practical projects, students attended lectures from designers about their works, visited a printing press and learned how to program in HTML. Besides being responsible for the students’ orientation and work critique, some lectures and grading, I also produced the course website.
The course will give the student insight into the technical dimensions of mobile communication as well as the broader social consequences of mobile technologies. In addition, the student will be exposed to the methods used for mobile communication research. The course will explore:
- The social dimensions of mobile communication:
- The history of wireless and mobile communication;
- Location-based services and social networks;
- Identity and youth mobile culture
- Mobile communication and the Global south
- Gender and mobile communication;
- The basics of mobile data analysis:
- Qualitative methods
- Quantitative methods
- Data collection
- Technical dimensions of mobile technology:
- Handset level;
- Network level;
This was a special Topics in Design seminar, which was named after the recent 9/11 events. The goal was to give students a broad overview of the various social, political and economic issues confronting designers and media artists today. The course foregrounded the historical background surrounding the recent facts and how people in the arts and industry commented or participated actively on them. One day a week was spent in lecture and discussion and the second working on weekly projects. With this structure, the central theme remained, but students needed to produce content for different media. In the first weeks, they were involved in the design of a postcard, as well as black and white and color posters. All projects needed to be both printed and uploaded online. In the following week, students produced a 30-second audio track. Next, they used this piece as a soundtrack for a video clip. The final project required the creation of a website to display the pieces produced along the course. Besides being responsible for the students’ orientation and work critique, some lectures and grading, I also produced the course website.