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Game Design

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Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-0483
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Do you like to document, illustrate, prototype or simply "make"? Then join a worldwide community of artists, designers, scientists and hackers who create images, animations and interactive experiences by writing code. The ability to visualize abstract concepts is made easier with coding competency; one of the most versatile and accessible coding tools is the open-source product Processing. Initially developed to serve as a high-tech sketchbook, Processing has evolved into a true medium for your inner maker. Free of cost and uniformly accessible, it provides an introduction to computer programming basics ideal for the hands-on visual learner. No prior experience is necessary -- this course is for the programming beginner!

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3719
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490


Description

There's a world of games out there. You may even have them on your cell phone or your iPod. So it is our pleasure to announce to all game design enthusiasts, "Your time has come; the fundamentals of game design are within your grasp." Join us to build simple interactive games with the latest Web technologies. Draw, animate and craft interactivity by applying basic programming in JavaScript. No programming experience is necessary, though students should be computer literate, preferably with some experience in programs such as Illustrator or Photoshop. The instructor introduces you to the basics of interactivity for game design using preprogrammed game modules that illustrate behaviors like mouse- and keyboard-controlled animation and boundary events. Let the games begin!

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 1 - May 20 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 4/15, 4/22
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-WEB-2512
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

JavaScript is a platform-independent, event-driven, interpreted programming language that enables a Web designer to add exciting features to what might otherwise be a static webpage. The course starts with an introduction to the document object model and a review of basic programming concepts and builds momentum as students learn to use and customize freely available scripts and to avoid common pitfalls. Browser integration with a JavaScript enhanced page is also a lesson topic that pays heed to the primary objective of all Web authors as they create an attractive site with full data retrievability. Class exercises give students the experience of setting up a small set of webpages using examples of JavaScript, such as status bar messages, event handlers and image rollovers.

Special Schedule: The schedule for this course has changed since first published. Class will meet Saturdays, 4/1, 4/8, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, from 9am-12pm.

Applies to: IT-R

Prerequisite: Interactive Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
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