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DAR 254 - Interactive Design II: UX/UI Strategies

4 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Continuation of DAR 252 . Theory, survey, and practice of designing and developing advanced interactive applications using principles of user interface and user experience. Includes design, advanced visual aesthetic, and technology strategies for usability; methods of organizing information to improve user experience; and creating interactive design for social media and emerging platforms. Also includes storyboarding interactive projects; simple graphics and animations; publishing, marketing and distribution.

Prerequisite(s): DAR 252  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze and develop strategies for current interactive platforms
  2. Use software tools to develop advanced interactive content for web, mobile, and social media
  3. Work in a professional environment adhering to deadlines

I.        Identify Current Interactive Platforms

A.    Websites

B.    Mobile

C.    Social

D.    Ebook readers

II.       Strategic Planning & Management

A.     Content & Market

B.     Platform Strategies

C.     Style Guides

D.     Storyboards

E.     Problem Solving & Communication

III.      Advanced Visual Design Aesthetic

A.     Create Color Palettes

B.     Create 2D Graphics

C.     Create 3D Graphics

D.     Create Animations

IV.      Creating User Interfaces

A.     Developing Wireframes

B.     User testing and feedback

C.     Designing high-resolution interfaces

V.       Advanced Design and Development Planning

A.     Usability strategies

B.     Coding considerations

C.     Content Organization

VI.     Publishing, Marketing, and Distributing

A.     Publishing to the web

B.     Publishing to e-book readers

C.     Publishing to mobile devices

D.     Publishing to social media

E.     Marketing and distributing interactive content

Effective Term:
Fall 2022