DES 230/DESIGN 361 Interactive Media I :: International Academy of Design & Technology

Course Overview

Synopsis

Complete Syllabus

Class Meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00pm–4:30pm
Session Term 2 2012
Instructor Dawn Pedersen
Email [email protected]
Phone 916-320-1371

Course Description

This course will explore interface design theory and its implementation. This will serve as a foundation course covering drawing, animation, importing external graphics, audio and video elements and using them to construct effective web interfaces.

Performance Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to do the following:

  • Draw and animate using software applications;
  • Appropriately apply use of software applications for the web;
  • Create interactive media for the web;
  • Integrate and optimize sound, video and graphics into a web site; and
  • Utilize software applications for building interactive websites.

Course Prerequisites

  • DESIGN140 - Digital Illustration

Required Text

Classroom in a Book: Adobe Flash Professional CS5
Chun, Russell
Peachpit, 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-70180-0

Download Lesson Files (188MB)

Supplies

Notebook, pen, digital media storage device.

Course Outline

IMPORTANT NOTE: Assignments not completed in class will be assigned as homework. This schedule may change based on class experience and instructor’s discretion.

Week Class Date Topic Assignment Summary File Name Points Due Date
1 5/8/12
5/10/12
Introduction to Flash Introductory Tutorials Week-1-Exercise-Files.zip 20 5/15/12
Building a Flash Movie Garden.fla 20
Chapter 1 Tutorials 01_working copy.zip 15
2 5/15/12
5/17/12
Creating Artwork Drawing Tutorials Drawing-
Exercise-Files.zip
25 5/22/12
A Little Scene scene.fla 10
Chapter 2 Tutorials 02_working copy.zip 15
3 5/22/12
5/24/12
Working with Symbols Symbols Tutorials Symbol-Exercise-Files.zip 20 5/29/12
Animate a Logo animated-logo.fla 20
Chapter 3 Tutorials 03_working copy.zip 15
4 5/29/12
5/31/12
Animation Animation Tutorials Animation-
Exercise-
Files.zip
20 6/5/12
Shape Tweens Shape
Tweens.fla
10
Motion Guide Motion
OnPath.fla
10
Chapter 4 Tutorials 04_working copy.zip 15
5 6/5/12
6/7/12
Morphing and Inverse Kinematics Inverse Kinematics Bones.fla 15 6/12/12
Animate an Inverse Kinematics Model Richard.fla 15
Bone Tool bone-
tool .fla
10
Chapter 5 Tutorials 05_working copy.zip 15
MIDTERM PROJECT midterm.fla 150
midterm.swf
Where to Look.doc
6 6/12/12
6/14/12
Creating Website Navigation Building Buttons buttons.fla 10 6/19/12
Creating Website Navigation timeless_blooms_
site_cs5.fla
15
Building a Dropdown Menu dropdown.fla 15
Chapter 6 Tutorials 06_working copy.zip 15
7 6/19/12
6/21/12
Working with Text Typography typography.fla 25 6/26/12
Text Tutorials Text-Exercise-
Files.zip
15
Chapter 7 Tutorials 07_working copy.zip 15
8 6/26/12
6/28/12
Working with Audio and Video Lip Synching MakeHimTalk.fla 25 7/3/12
Load an External Video FlashVideo.zip 20
Chapter 8 Tutorials 08_working copy.zip 15
9 7/3/12
7/5/12
Loading External Content and Publishing Movies Load an External Flash Movie load-external-
swf.zip
15 7/10/12
Publish a Movie publishing.zip 10
Preproduction Sketches and Notes preproduction.zip 30
Chapter 9 Tutorials 09_working copy.zip 15
10 7/10/12
7/12/12
Final Project Lab FINAL PROJECT FinalProject.fla 250 7/12/12