ARTS 4370 Interactive Design

This course introduces web design (prompt and feedback), motion graphics, generative art, UI/UX design principles, systems design, and Processing. Instruction in HTML, CSS, and some JavaScript. The creation, editing, and distribution of visual information is examined as both a skill and a form of critical, cultural production. Presentations, critiques, class discussions, and reading and writing assignments allow the student to develop a vocabulary and a critical framework for speaking about artistic skills, techniques, and practices. Historical and contemporary cultural literacy is emphasized. Discussions and critiques address the nature of digital image production-and consumption, with topics of special interest including: image inundation, the production of images as visual content, and the distinguishing characteristics of visual knowledge. Prerequisite: ARTS 3375 of permission of the instructor. May repeat for credit. Fee.