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DM107:  DM DESIGN


Course Description

Design for visual, time-based, and interactive media and print documents. Concentrates on graphic/visual design, but also includes basic storytelling, information architecture, and human experience design. Applicable to the design and development of business presentations and print products, interactive media, educational multimedia, animation, web sites, video games, and film/video. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. Also listed as CSIS 107. ADVISORY: CSIS 1 or CSIS 2/2L or equivalent computer experience.


Learning Outcomes

  • Students critically analyze graphic layouts in terms of symmetry, passive and negative space, use of shapes and lines, and color theory, then synthesize their own example.
  • Students will be able to critically analyze digital media from a story perspective and discuss the results.
  • Students will take an idea and synthesize a story, write a short script, and construct a storyboard to be used for a short animation, film, interactive media, or video game.
  • Student will critically analyze an interactive game, web site, or other interactive media and construct a flow chart of their findings.
  • Students will determine meaning in a variety of digital media and explain their results in an oral report and lead a discussion with the class.
  • Student will create a Graphic User Interface and test its user experience.
  • Student will explain their emotions that result while watching a film/video, playing a video game, surfing the web, or using educational software.
  • Student will be able to critically analyze a written story and determine will condense its information for use in a web page, business presentation, or interactive educational media.
  • Students will be able to construct a business presentation using principles of graphic design, time-based media for enhancement, and concise and perfectly spelled wording.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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