Readings

WEEK READINGS
1: Introduction No readings

Visualization Demos

MIT Artemis. “Geology: Wilson Cycle.” YouTube. Accessed November 22, 2016.

Visual Earth: Plate Tectonics. Accessed November 22, 2016. (UnityPlayer required)

Work in Progress: Microgravity. Accessed November 22, 2016. (UnityPlayer required)

2: Graphic Design

Chapters 2 and 3 in Ware, Colin. Visual Thinking For Design. Morgan Kaufmann, 2010. ISBN: 9780123708960.

Visualization Demos

Geosciences 3D (French). Accessed November 22, 2016.

Gauss’s Law 3D Models. Accessed November 22, 2016. (UnityPlayer required)

Pop Chart Lab

Training Videos

McClelland, Deke. “Introducting Photoshop: Design.” Lynda.com. Accessed November 22, 2016.

McWade, John. “Graphic Design Tips and Tricks.” Lynda.com. Accessed November 22, 2016.

MIT Artemis. Playlist: Creating a Graphic Novel Training Videos. YouTube. Accessed November 22, 2016.

MIT Artemis. “Designing Graphics in Photoshop.” YouTube. Accessed November 22, 2016.

3: Illustration

Preface and chapter 1 in Goodsell, David S. The Machinery of Life. Springer Science & Business Media, 2009. ISBN: 9780387849249. [Preview with Google Books]

Xu, Wei. _Drawing in the Digital Age: An Observational Method for Artists and Animators._John Wiley & Sons, 2012. ISBN: 9781118176504.(Use for illustration references)

Visualization Demos

Pavitt, Michael. “Paris 2024 unveil Eiffel Tower-inspired Olympic and Paralympic Games bid logo.” Inside the Games. Dunsar Media Company Ltd. Accessed November 22, 2016.

Warner Movies on Demand. Osmosis Jones trailer. YouTube. Accessed November 22, 2016.

Training Videos

McClelland, Deke. “Adobe Pen Tool: Fundamentals.” Lynda.com. Accessed November 22, 2016.

4: Typography

Bringhurst, Robert. The Elements of Typographic Style. Hartley & Marks, 2004. ISBN: 9780881792126.

Frankel, Felice, and Angela H. DePace. Visual Strategies: A Practical Guide to Graphics for Scientists & Engineers.. Yale University Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780300176445.

Visualization Demos

Google Fonts

MIT Communications Initiatives. MIT Graphic Identity.

The MIT Press. About. Accessed November 22 2016.

Stinson, Liz. “MIT Media Lab Gets a Transforming Logo, Courtesy of Pentagram.” Wired. October 29, 2014.

5: Visual Storytelling

Watch: “Concept Vignette: Gravity.” Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Technology and Learning Laboratory (TLL), and MIT OpenCourseWare. Accessed on November 21, 2016.

Visualization Demos

MIT Artemis. “Physics: Definition of Torque.” YouTube. Accessed November 22, 2016.

MIT Artemis. “Physics: Example of Torque.” YouTube. Accessed November 22, 2016.

Training Videos

MIT Artemis. “Tutorials: Creating an Animation.”

MIT Artemis. Playlist: “Visualization Tutorials: Creating an Animation.” YouTube. Accessed November 22, 2016.

6: Animation

Chapters 5 and 7 in Ware, Colin. Visual Thinking For Design. Morgan Kaufmann, 2010. ISBN: 9780123708960.

Animation Tutorials

MIT Artemis. “Tutorials: Creating an Animation.” Accessed November 23, 2016.

MIT Bloggers. “These are the droids you’re looking for (Pi Day 2016).” YouTube. Accessed November 23, 2016.

7: Story Development

Chapters 1 and 2 in Block, Bruce. The Visual Story: Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media. CRC Press, 2013.. ISBN: 9780240807799.

Visualization Demos

Clarafi.com. “mMaya Kits.” Digizyme.

WEHI.tv Biomedical Animations.

björk. “Hollow.” Accessed November 23, 2016.

8: Cinematography

Block, Bruce. The Visual Story: Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media. CRC Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780240807799. (Use for reference during animation project)

Training Videos

Maestri, George. “Maya 2016 Essential Training.” Lynda.com. Accessed November 29, 2016.

MolecularMovies.org. “Molecular Maya Toolkit - mMaya.”

9: Picture and Sound Editing

No readings

PBS LearningMedia and MIT Artemis. “Ski Jumping: Understanding Proportional Relationships.” Accessed November 29, 2016.

Training Videos

OnlineMediaTutor. “Maya Tutorials for Beginners 2016|2017.” YouTube. Accessed November 29, 2015.

———. User: OnlineMediaTutor. YouTube. Accessed November 29, 2016.

10: User Interface Design

MIT Artemis. Visualization tutorials: Creating A Game. (Videos 1-4)

11: Game Development

MIT Artemis. Interactive Simulation: Human Motion in Microgravity. (UnityPlayer required)

MIT Artemis. Visualization tutorials: Creating A Game. (Videos 5-8)

MIT Artemis. Visual Earth: Milankovitch Cycles. (UnityPlayer required)

12: Teaching and Learning with Visualizations

Anatomie #D (French).

13: State of the Art

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. “Malaria Lifecycle Part 1: Human Host.” Accessed December 1, 2016.

14: Conclusion

No readings

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