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Wednesday, Jan 29 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-WEB-2792 ( Class is Full )
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

Mondays, Feb 24 - May 18 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/13
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-DFOU-3542
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

Explore the interdisciplinary relationship between imaging, coding, text, animation and video that come together as the designer's toolkit. This fast-paced digital media course is ideal for the novice or even the intermediate user desiring a better understanding of computer-based workflow. A single unified web design project, built over 12 sessions, is broken down into manageable lessons that include bitmap editing, vector graphics, page layout, image capture, preservation and manipulation. The terminology, protocols and connections between products are made clear as you become familiar with the techniques necessary for anyone who designs digitally.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Feb 25 - May 19 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/14
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-DFOU-3542-02
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

Explore the interdisciplinary relationship between imaging, coding, text, animation and video that come together as the designer's toolkit. This fast-paced digital media course is ideal for the novice or even the intermediate user desiring a better understanding of computer-based workflow. A single unified web design project, built over 12 sessions, is broken down into manageable lessons that include bitmap editing, vector graphics, page layout, image capture, preservation and manipulation. The terminology, protocols and connections between products are made clear as you become familiar with the techniques necessary for anyone who designs digitally.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Feb 26 - May 20 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 4/15
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-DFOU-3542-03
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

Explore the interdisciplinary relationship between imaging, coding, text, animation and video that come together as the designer's toolkit. This fast-paced digital media course is ideal for the novice or even the intermediate user desiring a better understanding of computer-based workflow. A single unified web design project, built over 12 sessions, is broken down into manageable lessons that include bitmap editing, vector graphics, page layout, image capture, preservation and manipulation. The terminology, protocols and connections between products are made clear as you become familiar with the techniques necessary for anyone who designs digitally.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Feb 29 - May 23 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 4/18
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-DFOU-3542-04
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

Explore the interdisciplinary relationship between imaging, coding, text, animation and video that come together as the designer's toolkit. This fast-paced digital media course is ideal for the novice or even the intermediate user desiring a better understanding of computer-based workflow. A single unified web design project, built over 12 sessions, is broken down into manageable lessons that include bitmap editing, vector graphics, page layout, image capture, preservation and manipulation. The terminology, protocols and connections between products are made clear as you become familiar with the techniques necessary for anyone who designs digitally.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Feb 27 - May 21 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/16
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-PDM-2516
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

Rhino is the industry standard of 3D modeling applications, both affordable and easy to learn. Its files can be exported into any program that supports surfaces or solids, or into CAD/CAM and other prototyping applications used by product designers, as well as those used for architectural and jewelry design and rendering, computer animation, filmmaking and web design. Realistic renderings are generated by outputting to programs such as Maya, Flash, Photoshop and other popular software. Work begins with a sketch, drawing or physical model and Rhino provides the tools to construct realistic models. Learning the communication language unique to this 3D modeling application allows students to fully realize their designs, as they produce the illusion of three dimensions in digital form. Note: Prior 3D modeling experience is not required. This course is taught on a Mac platform.

Applies to: AN-E, IT-E, JM-R, PM-R

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Toni Shannon (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Feb 26 - May 20 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/15
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-WEB-1216
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

Our information-saturated society is awash in data, but how do you give it useful form? This course provides an answer to students who build on their coding experience to develop a personal data acquisition process. This collection becomes a sustainable set of interest for use throughout the semester as they are given opportunities to investigate popular visualization libraries like Processing and D3.js. The class explores PHP and server-side JavaScript as middleware scripting languages for manipulating data, as well as JavaScript interaction features for exploring visual interfaces to data as a cognitive augmentation. A goal is to master the use of a relational database management system (RDBMS) like MySQL or PostgreSQL.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Feb 27 - May 21 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/16
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-WEB-1221
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

This course explores the design of compelling visual user interface solutions for mobile devices from concept to screen, resulting in clear prototypes to help designers better communicate with developers. Building on their existing knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, students use industry-standard prototyping tools for collaboration and workflow, as they generate content in the layout editor of their choice. Students design a fully realized prototype with every action area of consequence simulated in order to thoughtfully develop and test the user experience. Ultimately, critical reviews and usability testing will be enacted so that students experience a complete cycle of design, editing, testing, refinement and finalization of their fully developed user interface (UI) prototype.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-R

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Apr 7 - May 19 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/13
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-WEB-2512
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

Tuesdays, Feb 25 - May 19 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/14
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-WEB-2550
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

Creating an interface that is easy to use and appropriate for the intended audience on multiple devices is a challenge. Participants in this course develop an understanding of the interface design process, from determining client and user needs to creating the content structure, navigation and screen appearance of a graphically rich site. Students learn to enhance a site's usability and effectiveness by considering perceptual and cultural factors, screen design principles, icon creation, usability standards and their own experiences as end users. Focusing on the design aspects for interactivity rather than the technology, students work from concept to wireframes to gain an understanding of the design process for building usable and compelling interfaces for desktop and mobile display.

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

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Paul Meier (Bio)