Introduction to Interactive Design
World Wide Web

Week 1, Class 1
Tuesday June 30

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to ART S167: Introduction to Interactive Design. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you Tuesday afternoon and working together for the next few weeks.

This website will be updated frequently with your assignments, updates, links, resources, and so on. If you haven’t already, take a look at the syllabus too.

Since our semester is so compressed, I'd like for you all to arrive on Tuesday having already completed a few things ⤵

Getting Started

Make sure your computer has the following software installed:

  1. Zoom (You'll receive an email with the password to each Zoom session)
  2. A modern web browser: either Firefox or Chrome.
  3. A reliable code / text editor: Atom, Brackets, Visual Studio Code, or Sublime Text. There are others too, take your pick. Personally, I use Atom.

Sign up / register for an account with the following services:

  1. GitHub
  2. Netlify
  3. Dropbox Paper

I would suggest signing up in the order listed above. Only because you can register for Netlify using a GitHub account. Once you've signed up feel free to poke around. Don't worry, we'll cover in class what each of those services are for and how we'll be using them. I've also added a reminder about privacy and security from the syllabus below.

Finally, come to class with one example of a printed object that plays with the conventions of design and publishing. No wrong answers here! Maybe it’s a daily newspaper, a pamphlet, a receipt from a deli. Maybe it's a book with unique typography, paper, binding, or layout. Since we're meeting remotely, create documentation of this physical object: Photograph it, Scan it, draw it, or use any other method you think will communicate it to the rest of us virtually.

Until then,