Syllabus v3.0 20210127

ADS 560 / VISC 525, Designing Digital Products, Spring 2021
Tuesday / Thursday @ 3:20-5:50pm
Matt Kirkland / / Zoom Link


For each text below, you'll need to write a short resonse and post it to your site. With each post, you might consider including the date of your writing, and a link to the text itself.

You can write anything you like, but it should be intelligble to someone who hasn't read the source material, and it must include at least:

  • NEW: something in the text that was new to you.
  • RIGHT: something in the text that you agreed with.
  • WRONG: something in the text that you disagreed with.

This shouldn't take you more than say, 30 minutes to write and post something.

Week Text
1 When We Build, Wilson Miner
2 The Web's Grain, Frank Chimero
(If you liked this, you should check out Frank's book The Shape of Design)
3 Just Enough Research, Erika Hall
4 Color in UI Design: A (Practical) Framework, Erik Kennedy
5 A Crash Course in UI Design, Jeff Wang
6 Words as Material, Nicole Fenton
7 This intro to Responsive Design
And also this short video on the same topic
8 How to Get Startup Ideas, Paul Graham