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Course Details

Mondays, Feb 27 - May 22 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/17
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-PDM-2516
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | 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 Windows platform.

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

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Matthew E. Paquin (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Feb 28 - May 23 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/18
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-DFOU-3542-02 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | 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. Note: This course was previously titled Digital Design for the Screen.

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, Mar 4 - May 27 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 4/15
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-DFOU-3542-03 ( Class is almost Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | 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. Note: This course was previously titled Digital Design for the Screen.

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

Fridays, Mar 3 - May 26 | 1-4pm | No Class: 4/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-DFOU-3542 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | 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. Note: This course was previously titled Digital Design for the Screen.

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, Apr 22 - May 27 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CHILD-3712
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $15


Description

Let's animate! This course exposes students to the many faces of animation which, at its core, is the art of creating the illusion of moving pictures. Whether it's one of the Totoros of Miyazaki, Disney's winter fairies creating poetry on ice, or the wacky instructional animations of Sesame Street, animation is an art form that wears many masks. As you learn the computer-based tools (including Adobe Photoshop) that make the illusion of movement possible, you'll begin to understand visual storytelling and composition for the screen. At the end of the course, you'll leave with animated movie clips that are proof of your first experience with animation.


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Kilkenny (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Mar 9 - May 18 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-WEB-2594 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

The portfolio is the culmination of the students' ability to market their skills and showcase their work. Focusing on a single project throughout this course, students build their portfolio site using skills learned in previous courses, and apply marketing and promotional approaches to their work. This course is intended to give students a chance to create a site that will help them get work, with reviews of "best of class" portfolio sites providing an overview of the field. Topics of discussion include the differences in roles and positions within companies; self-employment; accepted business practices; negotiating; pricing; developing contracts and other Web professional issues.

Special Schedule: Class meets every other Thursday on 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4 and 5/18.

Applies to: IT-R

Prerequisite: Interactive Design II: User Experience (UX)


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Paul Meier (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Feb 28 - May 23 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/18
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-WEB-2550
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | 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. Note: This course was previously titled Interface Design.

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

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Paul Meier (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Mar 1 - May 24 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/19
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-WEB-1227
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

This advanced course moves the Web designer's skill set forward to seriously consider the end user experience and learn interactive wireframing for large interactive sites. To this end, students create functional specification documentation and data workflow maps for developers. Software tools like Omnigraffle are examined and put into practical use, leading students to the possibility of increased productivity. Throughout the course, the instructor discusses responsive design and asks students to consider how their site appears on multiple devices such as phones, tablets and desktop screens.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-R

Prerequisite: Interactive Design I: User Interface (UI)


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Ryan (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Mar 9 - May 18 | 6:30-9:30pm
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: Class meets every other Thursday on 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4 and 5/18.

Applies to: IT-R

Prerequisite: Interactive Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 4 - May 27 | 1-4pm | No Class: 4/15
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-WEB-1221
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | 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 utilize 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. Note: This course was previously titled App Production + Publishing Studio.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-R

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)