DESN 570 —  APPLIED DESIGN IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY  |  F 2020  |  F 4:00–6:45PM  |  ONLINE (AMI)

TUTORIALS & HOW-TO GUIDES

"We spend most of our time trying to get design out of the way."

—Jony Ive

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SCHEDULE

ALTERNATIVE MODE OF INSTRUCTIONFALL 2020 SEMESTERALL MEETINGS VIA ZOOM ONLY

WEEK 1  |  570  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Friday, Aug 28

WELCOME!

Review roster, website, syllabus, schedule,
books, supplies.

Have a journal. Take copious notes and thought entries you can tap into your thoughts at later points. Think beyond the glass screen.

1. Zoom Profile Portrait Photo

2. GETTING STARTED

 

Thesis Proposal > Structure and Contents

 

WEEK 2  |  570  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Friday, Sept 4

Discussion 1 | Section 2: Discovery

Begin to define your Abstract,
150-350 (min/max) words. see

WEEK 3  |  570  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Friday, Sept 11

D1 DUE - Presentations

WEEK 4  |  570  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Friday, Sept 18

Discussion 2 | Section 3: Define

WEEK 5  |  570  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Friday, Sept 25

D2 DUE - Presentations

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Friday, Oct 2

Discussion 3 | Section 4: Develop

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Friday, Oct 9

D3 DUE - Presentations

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Friday, Oct 16

Discussion 4 | Section 5: Delivery

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Friday, Oct 23

D4 DUE - Presentations

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Monday, Oct 30

 Discussion 5 | Section 6: Team

WEEK 11  |  570  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Friday, Nov 6

D5 DUE - Presentations

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Friday, Nov 13

Discussion 6 |

Section 7: Summary

Section 1: Abstract

 

 

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Friday, Nov 20

D6 DUE - Presentations

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Friday, Nov 27 — NO CLASS

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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Friday, Dec 4

Discussion 7 | Wrap: Cover, TOC Biblio, Revisions, etc.

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< LAST DISCUSSION >

Friday, Dec 11

Last day for feedback

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< FINALS WEEK 12/14–12/18 >

Friday, Dec 18

FINAL EXAM SESSION | 2:45 – 4:45 pm

PROPOSAL DUE - Presentations

Submissions due to Dropbox.com

Academic CalendarKey Dates & DeadlinesFinal Exam Schedule

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SECTION 1: Abstract, First Draft. 150 words
Description of Context:
What is the problem premise? Why does it exist? How, Where,...
see

SECTION 2: DISCOVERY  < START HERE

2a. Literature

2b. Data Collecting

SECTION 3: DEFINE
Drill down on your Abstract

3a. Statement or Question to be addressed

3b. Case-Studies, aquire

3c. Sketches

SECTION 4: DEVELOP
Working through your concept, you'll need drill down further.

4a. Audience, be specific,

4b. Engagement Plan, do you have a strategy or tactics?

4c. Skills/Resources Required,

4d. Prototyping / Viz. Preliminary, roughs

4e. Plan—scheduling, process

SECTION 5: DELIVERY
This may include Pilot Testing/Exhibition, Usability Analysis, Feedback Collection Strategy, Distribution/Sharing Plan, and:

5a. Visualizations. Refined PSD, other (week 6)

5b. Prototyping. Refine. (week 8)

5c. Scheduling your Project. The Gantt Chart Model (week 10)

5d. Financial Feasibility or Value Added (perhaps). Be clear (week 11)

SECTION 6: TEAM
Define your team. Include brief bios, summary of experiences and/or qualifications, and head shots for the key team members you would need for your project. Use place holders at the start, then refine forward. Use your Cohorts as part of your team.

6a. Thesis Project Advising Committee (4 Members):
1. Faculty Member Committee Chair;
2. the HXDI Graduate Advisor (Heather Barker);
3 & 4. two (2) professionals with experience closely related to Human-centered Design AND your thesis project topic.

6b. Other Partners needed to implement such an idea, consider long-term.

6c. Create a Team Organization Chart. Identify Stakeholders and Hierarchies for your team.

Cohorts share resumes, rewrite/craft team-member's resumes into your designed layout. Feel free to include any Advisors you've recruited into your practice and wish to include.

SECTION 7: SUMMARY
Statement which summarizes what your proposal says, is, does, and how you intend/plan to achieve your MVP.

BEGIN BRINGING YOUR COMPLETE DESIGNED PROPOSAL TOGETHER. TIE-UP LOOSE ENDS. MAKE REVISIONS AS NECESSARY.

ADD BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CITATIONS.

ON STRATEGIC THINKING / TRANSMEDIA DESIGN

Aaron Koblin

Brad Bartlett, Nevada Museum of Art

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