In part one of the course we looked into theories and did some concepting, and during the spring we will create a real prototype of an interactive – or at least dynamic – visualization. You will learn some design methods, apply them into practice, look at data systematically, iteratively develop your visuals and interaction, plus, all in all, learn first hand about the multiple phases and challenges that are involved in projects like this.
The lectures are on Thursdays 13:15–16:00 at classroom 426. The schedule is as follows:
- Jan 11: Kickoff, forming the groups, benchmarking
- Jan 18: Scenarios 1, personas, What Is a Scenario?
- Jan 25: Sketching 1
- Feb 1: Sketching 2
- Feb 8: Ideation (it seems)
- Feb 22: Scenarios 2, storyboards
- Mar 1: Animating storyboards (classroom 420)
- Mar 8: Data analysis: mind map, concept map, and first steps toward an ERD if time allows
- Mar 15: Mockups 1
- Mar 22: *** Cancelled ***, Markku and Rupesh in student interviews
- Mar 29: Sketching, further ideation
- Apr 12: ERDs, mockups 2
- Apr 19: Tutoring
- Apr 26: Final presentations
- May 30: Demo day, show your work!
Note that there are no lectures during workshop weeks. Thanks to them, we will also end the course relatively early.