IAM Course Information

Navigational Interfaces * 36-3100

Student's practical understanding of media theory is advanced, with an emphasis on interactive models of communication. Expanding upon the dynamic composition analysis in Media Theory and Design 2, this course focuses on navigational models of interaction design. Additionally, students continue to develop critical and analytical skills related to the component media typical of navigational interface design, including text, static image composition, sound and animation. Students produce substantial written critiques to demonstrate their growing understanding of the discipline.

Prereqs: 36-1300 Digital Image Design,36-2000 Media Theory & Design I*,36-2000 Media & Design II, 36-2601 Authoring Interactive Media*

Coordinator : Tom Dowd Tdowd@colum.edu
Students will be able to...
  • Create a student portfolio that contains both design pieces and written critique.  
  • Critically view interface design as it relates to mental models and current paradigms of use, and critically analyze and problem solve in both the context of the student’s work and in existing media 
  • Gain an understanding of the needs and intentions of multiple parties (user, client, designer) and create an interface that caters to these needs  
  • Learn to create pieces that are participant-centered and take into account a user’s needs and goals 

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