Postgraduate Course: Interactive Visual Design (ARCH11251)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course introduces interactive visual design through creative coding, a field which uses scripting and visual programming to produce multimedia output. In this course code becomes an accessible medium for creative expression and interaction. The course offers an overview of the field of user interface and user experience in interactive design, and how it has been embedded in commercial and arts practices (e.g. Head Up Displays, Data Visualisation) together with generative techniques for multimedia art and design. The context of the course is formal process and computational thinking, interactivity, interface and engagement. This module provides opportunities for students to gain experience of integrating technologies and manipulating data, of developing generative algorithms and interactive behaviours, and of managing code efficiently from simple scripts to more complex object-oriented approaches, all of which have commercial value. Practical work includes designing interactive user interfaces, and generative and data driven visuals.
The course is delivered through a series of lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, clinics and class-based critique of practical exercises and coursework submissions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Knowledge of the critical context of computational art and design
- Knowledge of commercial applications for creative coding.
- Ability to generate multimedia using algorithmic techniques.
- Ability to integrate external data and interactive behaviours.
- Ability to understand, plan, implement and evaluate user interface, user experience and computational process.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||visual design,interactive design,web design
|Course organiser||Dr Julian Rawlinson
Tel: (0131 6)51 4336
|Course secretary||Dr Eadaoin Lynch
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735