anthony j rostvold

art 4909-01 interactive design 2

Art 4909 is a course that comprises the study and use of literature and research methods in the area of interactive design communication to develop effective design. It also includes the study and use of applications software for the production of competent interactive design work. Specifically, this course addresses the following:

The study of internet as a medium of communication:
Consists of knowing the physical configuration of the Internet and the way it supports information – the way the information is organized, configured, and articulated.

The study of user-centered design principles:
User-centered design principles are statements drawn from studying the suitable interaction between the users and the interface. These principles are later applied for the design of competent interactive objects.

The study of user-centered design principles comprises the review of existing literature in the area of user-centered design. It also includes the conduction of research methods such as user testing. These activities are aimed at understanding the design of information that is relevant and interesting to the user, that is easy to see, easy to understand, and easy to interact with.

The design of interactive communication:
The studies outlined above provide information for the design of successful interactive communication. The design of interactive communication includes the study of the design problem, the development, production, and evaluation of interactive design projects. The study of the design problem addresses the definition of the suitable interaction between the users and the interface, and it involves user testing. The development, production, and evaluation of interactive design projects consists of the following:

• The creation of a static prototype depicting the interactive design solution

• The creation of a working prototype

• The use of evaluation tools to study the effectiveness of the solution