The purpose of Creative Technology Lab is to provide studies in more specialized areas of technology- based design as well as encourage students to explore innovative design solutions. The primary goal of this course is to establish a student-centered, interdisciplinary learning environment in which students explore new design possibilities, enabled by the creative use of technology for the purpose of creating a better world by design. Peer-to-peer learning and inspiring lifelong learning are at the core of the pedagogy for this course. Students of this course are required to explore beyond their own curriculum and teach each other skills and/or techniques that they have learned and which they are passionate about.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
|Sarah Doody (2016)||Starter Questions for User Research||Download|
|Jaime Levy (2015)||"UX Strategy: How to Devise Innovative Digital Products that People Want"||Purchase|
|Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden (2017)||"Sense and Respond: How Successful Organizations Listen to Customers and Create New Products Continuously"||Purchase|
|Joel Marsh (2016)||"UX for Beginners: A Crash Course in 100 Short Lessons"||Purchase|
|Tom Greever (2015)||"Articulating Design Decisions: Communicate with Stakeholders, Keep Your Sanity, and Deliver the Best User Experience||Purchase|
|Greg Nudelman (2014)||"The $1 Prototype: Lean Mobile UX Design and Rapid Innovation for Material Design, iOS8, and RWD"||Purchase|
|Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden (2013)||"Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience"||Purchase|
|Leah Buley (2013)||"The User Experience Team of One"||Purchase|
|Steve Krug (2009)||"Rocket Surgery Made Easy"||Purchase|
|Unger, U. & Chandler, C. (2009)||"A Project Guide to UX Design: For User Experience Designers in the Field or in the Making, New Riders.||Purchase|
|Sara Wachter-Boettcher & Eric Meyer (2014)||"Design for Real Life"||Purchase|
|Google Research (2016)||"How people shop on their phones"||Download|
|Nadya Direkova (2015)||"Design Sprint Methods"||Download|
I highly recommend using a cloud service (i.e. DropBox, Mega, etc.). And a notebook for sketches and notes.
The final grade will consist of quizzes, exercises, assignments, attendance and class participation. A mid semester consultation will be scheduled with every student whose mid-semester grade is a C or lower. You are encouraged to meet with me outside of class to discuss your progress. Incomplete work will not be given except for illness or death in the family. (Proof of situation will be required.)
To get a final grade of A in this course, you must:
Final Course Grade Breakdown, by project/percentages (Subject to change.):
* If you do not earn an A, B, C or D in a required course you maybe at FIT a year longer than originally intended.
A grade: Given for superlative work that demonstrates a profound commitment to the assignment or to the course material, and further, that goes on to employ this material as a spring board for independent thought and work.
B grade: Given for good work that completely fulfills all of the requirements of the assignment or of the course in a conscientious and dedicated manner.
C grade: A passing grade for average work.
D grade: Indicates that work does not rise to the level expected of a serious student.
F grade: Given for work that fails to fulfill the requirements of the assignment or of the course.
Please review the syllabus for details on Attendance policy and Assignments & Exercises
Free tutoring services are available to full time students from the Academic Skills office, A608b. Consider tutoring as soon as possible if you are falling behind. It gets very difficult to schedule a tutor later in the semester. fitnyc.edu/3794.asp - 212 217 4080.
Additional tutoring is available for students with learning disabilities through our Learning Disabilities Program at FIT. 212 217.4090, fitnyc.edu/fitable - room A570.
This is not the end but the beginning! You're on your way to being awesome! Remember that I am still a resource for you. Do not hesitate to contact me for anything.
Do keep and backup all project files that you've done through out the semester. Kindly share these with me via DropBox, Yousendit, etc. at the end of the semester so I may provide a final grade.