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Thursdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PDM-2516 ( Class is almost Full )
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: Topher Gent (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 12 - Oct 17 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-WEB-3528
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

As the preeminent presentation language of the Web, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) allows designers to effectively separate form and content, while reinforcing their control over a site's published appearance. With the introduction of CSS3 and HTML5 standards, the Web is becoming a much more stable and robust platform for designers, whose work must now stretch from traditional desktop browsers to an ever-widening array of mobile devices. In this course, you'll become familiar with CSS behavior through lectures and exercises in a project-based learning model that anticipates the likely changes in CSS standards. You can expect your resulting webpages to be more structurally sound, as they demonstrate the qualities that have long been associated with inspired design.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-R

Prerequisite: Interactive Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 11 - Dec 4 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-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.

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, Sep 15 - Dec 8 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-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.

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, Sep 16 - Dec 9 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-DFOU-3542-03 ( 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.

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, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-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: Eric Paul Meier (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 13 - Dec 6 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/22
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-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.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-R

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 13 - Oct 18 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-ADV-0694
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

What can online marketing accomplish for you or your business? Have you established reasonable and specific goals for your marketing? Answers to these questions are found in this class that examines the types of online marketing available to entrepreneurs and Web professionals -- search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, and the most rapidly evolving, social media marketing. Together we cover the steps involved in planning, researching and executing each step and then discuss metrics and analytics for measuring success. Students are also introduced to the concept of user experience (UX), which has become both a competency and primary consideration for a successful Web presence.

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

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques or equivalent experience.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Ryan (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 11 - Dec 4 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-WEB-2824
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Ever wonder how the content of a large website is managed? Rather than having someone update each and every page, the site is built using dynamic content generation techniques. Hypertext preprocessor (PHP) is an HTML-embedded scripting language and is one of the more popular ways to create a dynamic-content website. PHP is easy to learn for anyone with a basic understanding of programming concepts and offers Web designers a simple and universal solution for easy-to-program dynamic webpages. In this course, students embed PHP commands right into an HTML page, learn PHP's syntax, which is similar to that of other programming languages, and create webpages with content pulled from a database.

Applies to: IT-E, PM-E

Prerequisite: JavaScript or equivalent


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Oct 8 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-WEB-3530
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75


Description

It's a jungle out there, with more competitors than you can imagine, which is why having an effective Web presence is much more complicated than simply registering a domain name. You simply must have strategies to make your site stand out among the millions of other dot-coms. Search engines are the means by which Internet addresses are delivered to inquiring Web browsers and, once you understand how they work, you can use this knowledge to give your site a distinct advantage. A sound search engine strategy based on tested optimization techniques makes your design and copywriting decisions that much clearer. The Web has undoubtedly become an increasingly dense jungle, but this course provides you with compass and machete to work your way past the competition.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Ryan (Bio)