COMM 405 - Seminar in Mass Media and Mass Communication
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Interface Analysis and Design
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 101 strongly recommended.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

Scholars argue that interfaces are not neutral and that designers must make explicit their choices about who their designs privilege. In this course, students critically analyze and create computer interfaces, paying particular attention to how technological designs participate in power dynamics. In the first assignment, students apply critical frameworks to new media interfaces to
analyze what argument the interface makes and what audiences the interface privileges. In the second assignment, student teams define and describe an interface that they will create. In the final assignment, student teams create and design their own interfaces. The final project is accompanied by a group memo that explains their rhetorical choices.

Schedule

COMM 405 - Seminar in Mass Media and Mass Communication
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
36833
Open
11
 
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
39109
Open
9
 
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