VISC103 - Interactive Media
Prerequisites: VISC 101, VISC 102 and VISC 115.
Explores various software programs involved in creating multi-media presentations,digital movies,digital animation, introductory scripting through a series of short projects.Explore the role of interactive in contemporary marketing and design.
What is Interactive Media?
Exploring how we interact with electronic content
In this lecture / discussion, we will view many examples of diverse and innovative ways that people interact with computer systems. We will also discuss technological predictions depicted in some retro Sci-Fi movies and how close / far they came to the way things really unfolded.
Apple vs. Adobe
Why no Flash on the iPad?
Intro to HTML
The backbone of the Web
Since both Flash and HTML are prominent on the Web, we will be learning the basics of both technologies. This week we will learn about the fundamental components of HTML.
Intro to jQuery pt1
Write more, do less...
Intro to jQuery pt2
We will continue working with jQuery and jQueryUI to create drag-and-drop functionality, tabs, accordions, and other cool gadgets.
Write less, do more...
We will continue to work with some jQueryUI functions like tabs, drag and drop, etc.
Intro to Flash
Learning Adobe Flash's basic interface
We will explore the interface of Flash and how to use the basic tools provided.
Intro to Action Script 2.0
The code base of Adobe Flash
This week, we will learn some of the fundamental commands in Action Script 2.0, including how to move around the timeline, create buttons, and add Tweens.
What we've learned so far
This week, we will review the various concepts and topics we've gone over so far this semester.
How to create basic AI in Action Script
This week, we will explore if / else statements to check for certain conditions to be met before performing an action.
Going beyond the basics
This week, we will go over how to do more advanced functions in Flash such as preloaders, keyboard functions, loading external SWF files, toggling visibility, and writing variables and functions.
PSD to FLA Conversion - Part 1/2
Preparing Photoshop files for import into Flash
This week, we will learn how to prepare a Photoshop file for importation into Flash.
PSD to FLA Conversion - Part 2/2
Importing Photoshop files into Flash
This week, we will practice importing an example PSD into Flash.
VISC103 - Week 13 Notes
Simple Flash Games
In this lesson, we will discuss some more interactivity techniques in Flash such as Dragging, Sprites, and Keyboard Functionality.
VISC103 - Week 14 Notes
In this final lesson, you will be provided with all the learning resources and lessons you will need to create your final Interactivity Project.