Motiongraphics & the User Interface
I developed this course to address the need for an interactive designer skilled in intermediate to advanced humanity. You may be asking, seriously, what is that? It’s pretty simple really, interfacing with computers is a cold process and as we are warm, self-aware creatures we react best with environments that surround us with human-like traits, things that we respond to with emotion. It’s been studied that humans better remember information when they emotionally connect with that information. This is the goal of the course. To think out of the digital box and build our message in a human way that will resonate with the humans who will ultimately hear it.
- View the class blog I created at establishareconnect.org/gra447
- My first solely designed curriculum, formerly designated GRA500.
- Leveraged Diigo.com to help manage resources and tutorials.
- 7–15 students per class.
- Juniors, Seniors and graduate students.
- Required class for Newhouse graphic design majors
- Intermediate to Advanced Adobe DPS knowledge
- Basic Adobe Edge Animate knowledge
- Creatively harness the storytelling power of stills, video and type
- Bring data to life through imaginative use of animation
THE CHALLENGE OF RAPIDLY CHANGING TECHNOLOGIES
A funny thing happened on the way to academia, the industry keep changing, rapidly. My former mastery of Adobe Flash as a tool for storytelling was quickly not as valuable as it once was. Mobile become the standard and Flash was never able to make the leap. During the winter break of 2012/2013 it became clear that Adobe Flash was no longer a valid tool to be taught to our students.
The importance of curriculum evolution is paramount and I am striving and I’m soberly unafraid to pursue the correct technologies. This course will be refined throughout it’s lifespan.
After a final project candidate design is chosen we will be breaking up into teams to produce a polished publication. If the results are at a professional level we will be pursuing publication through the Apple Store.
To ensure your growth of knowledge in Adobe Edge Animate you will be designing a multi-layered visual story of your selected sin. Keep in mind what you design will eventually be brought into Edge, animated and video/motion graphics added. In the past we have used Adobe Flash to animate our compositions but now we’ll be using a more cross-platform animation tool set of HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery brought to bare through Adobe Edge Animate.
The purpose of this assignment is to begin the process of looking at Rich Internet Applications (RIA) in a critical way. Assessing the pros and cons of the user experience while understanding the underpinnings of who the
site is targeted to.