MAS.961 | Spring 2008 | Graduate
Special Topics: Designing Sociable Media
Course Description

This project-based course explores new design strategies for social interaction in the computer mediated world. Through weekly readings and design assignments we will examine topics such as:

  • Data-based portraiture
  • Depicting growth, change and the passage of time
  • Visualizing conversations, crowds, and …

This project-based course explores new design strategies for social interaction in the computer mediated world. Through weekly readings and design assignments we will examine topics such as:

  • Data-based portraiture
  • Depicting growth, change and the passage of time
  • Visualizing conversations, crowds, and networks
  • Interfaces for the connected city
  • Mobile social technologies

The course emphasizes developing visual and interactive literacy.

Learning Resource Types
assignment_turned_in Problem Sets with Solutions
group_work Projects with Examples
Two rows of photos, some stretched in size to suggest varying qualities of experience.
In Assignment 4, Designing Sociable Media students document their subjective experience of a 6-hour span of time. This image is an excerpt from Seth Hunter’s work. (Courtesy of Seth Hunter. Used with permission.)