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Course Details

Mondays, Jun 24 - Jul 29 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-WEB-1219 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

This course introduces you to the possibilities for graphic design on the screen. Through lecture and exercises, the instructor explains the two primary web authoring competencies, HTML and CSS, and gives you an opportunity to practice working with images, text, layouts, links and content management. You'll be introduced to the elements and principles of design, best practices for usability and accessibility, and gain an appreciation for the user experience. You'll finish with an understanding of both the art and science behind screen design, and a site demonstrating your new knowledge.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-R, PG-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-WEB-2512 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | 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 satisfies 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.

Applies to: IT-R

Prerequisite: Interactive Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 17 - Jul 22 | ONLINE
ages 18+ | Online | 2019/SE-WEB-2675
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425


Description

Although your computer may physically sit on your desk, it is virtually connected to a wide array of devices on an emergent global network. Web architecture is, in broadest terms, everything that allows traffic to speed along this electronic superhighway of interconnectivity. In this course, we examine the origins, design, and implementation of computer networks, and classify them by scale, protocol and connection method. Network topology, both physical and logical, is introduced, as well as the hardware (hubs, switches and routers) and protocols that allow for smooth communication and flow of data. An understanding of web architecture is critical to web designers, digital media artists, and anyone needing to learn the rules of the virtual road. Note: Students are contacted via email by the instructor prior to the start date of class with detailed information.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-R, PG-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 16 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-WEB-2792
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Learn how to use social media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram, to effectively enhance or create your online brand and image. Tania Picard has worked with many individuals and businesses to develop an online presence. She will share her expertise and help you gain an in-depth perspective on how to use social media to tell your brand's story -- strategically increasing your following. Learn which tools come highly recommended to manage your posts, and how to use them. You will gain an understanding of how to set up and use website analytics to measure social media success and understand followers' internet patterns. Note: Students should plan to bring their laptops.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-E


Instructor
  • Name: Tania Picard (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 8 - 12 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0549
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

How often do you consider the design in your mobile device? The user interface (how it's controlled) has become an important project for product designers. This course gives students interested in technology a window into the user experience as they build a mock-up interface with Adobe Illustrator and browser-based prototyping tools. Topics include the specification standard of Google's Material Design and the promising career path of a UI/UX designer.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0483
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


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, and 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

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-ANIM-1409
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $75


Description

This course introduces the essentials of how to begin to build interactive web games using technologies that are at the heart of the learning as you draw, animate and craft action using JavaScript. The instructor introduces the basics of interactivity using preprogrammed game kits that you can expand at your own pace. Games illustrate behaviors like mouse- and keyboard-controlled animation, frame loop-driven collision detection, and boundary events. You can expect to learn fundamental coding techniques and get an introduction to Photoshop for game art generation.

Applies to: AN-E


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
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