Bottom line: don’t panic.
Read Before Class
- Turkel, “Designing Interactive Exhibits” (17 Dec 2011)
- Turkel, “The History Department with a Fab Lab” (2 Feb 2013)
Do Before Class
In this course you are going to need to provide regular documentation of your work in progress. If you don’t already have a blog, create one at Blogger or WordPress and send me the URL. It is also a good idea to sign up for a photo sharing account at Flickr or Picassa, so that you can upload screenshots, drawings, and photographs of your work, and then link to them in your blog. You can also create a YouTube or Vimeo channel if you plan to make videos or screencasts of your work. Consider putting Creative Commons licensing on your stuff (this is not a course requirement, however).
You will probably also want to install the demo version of the Max 6 + Gen software on your laptop before the first class. You can hold off on purchasing it until you decide whether or not you will want to.
In class we are going to make sure that everyone is set up with Max 6, do a quick overview of interactive exhibit design, then begin to learn some Max programming.