Teaching

I am currently an Assistant Professor at CCA teaching a variety of classes across the Interaction Design undergraduate, MDes Interaction Design graduate and Graphic Design undergraduate programs. Check out my curriculum and resources as I expand my teaching practice.

Visual Interaction Design
This class is for sophomores and is a crash course in graphic design, visual design and brand for the IXD majors. They get type, color, grid, and brand development in 1 semester.

Systems
This class is for sophomores and I will be integrating systems design which covers systems thinking, mapping and modeling, information architecture with social interface design thinking as well since so much of developing a social design with reputation, identity, privacy, engagement and activities is essentially systems thinking.

Advanced Visual Design
This is a cross IXD / Graphic Design elective class. The Advanced Visual Interaction Design class will focus on developing a visual design language across a system of screen types & delivery modes. The course will explore how aesthetics and design language influences and supports patterns of interactivity and behavior. Students will delve into micro-interactions, applying the visual language to a code library like BootStrap, developing tactics for multiple resolution delivery and telling stories through visualizing data. 

Form
This is the graduate equivalent to the Visual Interaction Design class but with the addition of data visualization, sound, motion and haptic design considerations as part of the brand and visual language development. Some of the shorter exercises include a one-page annual report/week report a la Feltron’s Annual Reports and a personal Designer Card in the form of a baseball card.