Interaction Design for News Apps

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Journalism & Design

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Interaction Design News Apps

Spring 2020

Taught By: Irwin Chen

Section: A

CRN: 7271

Credits: 4

[Medium or elective] 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. This class is strongly recommended for all Journalism + Design majors. Students must have completed News, Narrative & Design I, or Design for Journalists (with a minimum Grade of B), or be enrolled with permission of the instructor.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism & Design (LLSJ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*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: 11:13pm 2/28/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 602

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/11/2020