Design for Advanced Storytelling

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Journalism & Design

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Design for Adv Storytelling

Spring 2021

Taught By: Irwin Chen

Section: A

CRN: 7271

Credits: 4

This course will introduce students to key concepts and foundational principles of UX (user experience) and interaction design in the context of journalism. The 2016 Presidential election exposed the (hidden) power of interaction design in clickbait, the exploitation of design signals in fake news websites, and behavioral ad targeting. Now more than ever, a real understanding of UX and interaction design will be critical to the success of journalism in all its diverse forms (apps, interactives, visualizations and other news delivery mechanisms). The primary focus of this course will be understanding the behavior of news consumers and how these behaviors can be exploited or changed, building a vocabulary to analyze interactions and designing optimal and ethical interactions for digital news-related applications. Students should have some experience with Photoshop and Illustrator, basic knowledge of wireframing and prototyping, as well as an interest in news and current events. Students must have taken (or, with permission of the instructor, be currently taking) News, Narrative & Design I or Design for Journalists I. This class is strongly recommended for all Journalism + Design majors. The final project will be to redesign an existing news delivery mechanism (or create and prototype a new one) that takes into account research and analysis of the target audience’s news consumption. The final prototype should be as high-resolution as possible and should be able to be demoed without the intervention of the creator.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism & Design (LLSJ)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:55am 11/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/10/2021