Media Practices: User Experience Design & Prototyping

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students


Fall 2021

Taught By: Ramu Dhara

Section: A

CRN: 11179

Credits: 3

This course applies the design (thinking) process for the user experience from inspiration to ideation/storyboarding to the use of rapid prototyping for web and mobile based environments. Using human centered design strategies, students will evolve tangible individual projects that solve design problems. The projects will include the development of navigation, information architecture and interaction design as well as the production of user and task flows, wireframes and visual assets for the design to tech handovers. Using industry standard tools and software, students will learn to plan and structure content and use production techniques to solve real world design problems. Instruction will include fundamental and intermediate level skills for rapid and codefree prototyping using tools such as Adobe XD. The class will help prepare students with the core professional skills required for the UX/interaction design industry. The in class activities and critiques will help each student to build an effective interactive portfolio presentation of their own. Incoming students must have prior skills in producing content (digital, audio, or video) and will be expected to design their own media rich web site. While a few advanced skills will only be introduced, students will be encouraged to explore them further in their individual projects. This course was formerly titled "Media Practices: Web Design."

Pre-Requisite: Media Design (NMDS 5008) or instructor permission. Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (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: 1:51am 11/28/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 803

Date Range: 9/1/2021 - 12/8/2021