Intros & Syllabus

Intros:

Let’s go around the room and introduce ourselves, our interests and expertise (will help us organize into groups).

Basic Premise of this Course:

The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed. 

William Gibson, Unofficial Father of the Cyberpunk Literature Genre

A Digital Divide

A New Design Movement

Our Challenge

In this class, we’re going to explore with emergent experiences, on appropriate devices, to leapfrog the digital divide on behalf of our partner organizations.

Syllabus:

Let’s go over the Syllabus.

Basic Tools:

Assignment:

Read

Write

  • Create a new Google Slides document on Google Drive and name it “Design Notebook”
  • Create a slide in your Design Notebook and name it “Messaging & Me” with today’s date.
  • Keeping your response to one slide, consider the articles above and reflect on how you use SMS.
  • How often do you use it? What do you use it for?
  • Based on the articles above, can you think of any ways you could use it that you haven’t yet?
  • Be sure to share your Google Presentation and post a link to it as a comment to this blog post below.

*Assignments are due before class on Friday. Be prepared to present your work in class for discussion.