As last year, presence at the lectures is obligatory.
If you miss any lectures, or for that matter any of the deadlines without
a good reason, you're out.
- visual experience -- using flex or
- trailer -- sell your story using (interactive) video
- anything else?
what shall we do this year?
This is already the fourth year that the course will be given.
The third year for Federico to be a guest lecturer.
Thinking about the design course 2007,
I wondered what should be the focus.
For lack of a better phrase I thought of
storytelling within a game, but I realized that
my personal interest is often more directed towards the
or to put it more bluntly the visual effects.
Anyway, the course should be about
and, one way or another, interactive systems.
But not in a theoretical way.
Now, thinking about visual design 2008,
first of all, although it is useful to explore
the notion of visual identity,
it is more worthwhile to explore and find
that stimulate you to be creative and
These reflections lead us to formultate the (strongly) recommended
final assignment -- (pseudo-obligatory)
interactive storyytelling using flex/flash video
For this assignment the technology to be used is flex and
the flex (flash) video player, that is produced by the
Clima Futura team.
The topic of the interactive application is totally free,
that is it may be a personal story, a visual love poem,
but also a commercial item selling a product or service
in a multimedia-enhanced way, or an interactive museum
For the final assignment you are encourage to work in groups,
to obtain a result that may qualify for international
To avoid any misunderstanding, the construction of a portfolio
is an essential element of visual design.
Your portfolio should reflect your visual identity,
as well as give (sufficiently) clear information about your designs
and the ideas underlying it. Also the study done for the essay must,
one way or another, be incorporated in the portfolio.
You are encouraged to experiment with flex technology to develop
your portfolio, in order to gain experience with flex.
(Introductory material on flex will be made available during the course.)
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