Schedule

The professor reserves the right to make minor changes to the schedule and reading assignments.

Date Topic Reading Assignment
January 14 Intro.
Flexbox Review.
January 16 Perception.
Javascript Review.
Mind: 1
January 21 Visual Structure.
jQuery I.
Mind: 2-3 Personal Portfolio
January 23 Color and Peripheral Vision. jQuery II.
Server Space/Filezilla.
Mind: 4-5 jQuery “Fun House”
January 28 Web Reading. Recognition. Decision Making.
CSS Animations and Transitions.
Mind: 6, 9, 12.
January 30 Attention. Eye-Tracking Experiments.
Text Effects and Smooth Sliding Menu.
Mind: 7-8
February 4 Learning.
Scroll-Activated Animation and Parallax Scrolling.
Mind: 10-11 Children’s Educational Site
February 6 Coordination and Time.
Documentary History. Documentary Planning.
Mind: 13-14; “What Gives Documentaries a Voice of Their Own” by Bill Nichols in Introduction to Documentary [Blackboard] ; “Documentary History” by Michael Rabinger in Directing the Documentary [Blackboard]; Mapping: Framing and Digital First [Blackboard] SEMINAR
February 11 Midterm Exam: Mind  + Javascript/jQuery debugging Midterm Exam
February 13 Video Editing.  Media on the Web. “Zen and the Art of Documentary Editing” by De Jong, Knudsen, and Rothwell in Creative Documentary: Theory and Practice [Blackboard]
February 18 Interactive Documentary  + Journalism; Net Neutrality Lab Mapping: Key Tensions
February 20 User Interfaces. Lab. “The Documentary Designer: A List of Propositions for Interactive Documentary Practice Online” [Blackboard] “User Experience vs. Author Experience” by Sandra Gaudenzi in iDocs  [Blackboard]; “Designed Experiences in Interactive Documentaries” by Siobhan O’Flynn in Contemporary Documentary [Blackboard]; Mapping: Case Studies [Blackboard] SEMINAR
February 25 Interviewing/Cinematography “Interviewing: Gathering People’s Stories” by Fadiman and Levelle in Producing with a Passion [Blackboard]
February 27 Lighting. Net Neutrality Interactive Doc.
Spring Break
March 10 Web VR Video lab
March 12 Bootstrap Layout.
March 17 Bootstrap Visuals (margin/padding, fonts) Documentary Proposal Due
March 19 Bootstrap extras (buttons, menus, etc.)
March 24 Documentary Layout Workshop
March 26 PHP  PHP/mySQL: 2-3
March 31 mySQL PHP/mySQL: 5-6
April 2 Creating Forms/jQuery Validation PHP/mySQL: 4 (skim)
April 7 PHP and mySQL PHP/mySQL: 7
EASTER BREAK
April 14 Social Media. Google Maps; timeline.js https://developers.google.com/maps/; “Telling Stories with Data” by Nathan Yau [Blackboard]; https://timeline.knightlab.com/
April 16 Lab
April 21 Lab PHP/mySQL assignment due.
April 23 Lab
April 28 Lab
April 30 Class Demonstrations.  Evaluations. Interactive Documentary due w/Documentation.
Friday, May 1 Research Symposium: 1pm-4pm.
Finals Week Course Reflection due.