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Class Schedule
27 April 2020

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February 3
Introduction
Lecture — “I-n-t-e-r-f-a-c-e”
Exercise — What time is it?

February 10
Exercise 1
Lecture —  “Zapotecs & Pulsars”
Exercise — A clock, *now* . . .
Reading — From Sundials to Atomic Clocks, James Jespersen and Jane Fitz-Randolph

February 17
Exercise 1 continues
Student presentations begin
Lecture — “Olivetti’s Interfaces”
Reading — Design Interface, Gianni Barbacetto, “By Design,” Alice Rawsthorne

February 23
Assignment 1
Student presentations end
Lecture — “... meet the Tetracono”
Demonstration — Swatch, @internet time, Ivrea
Exercise — Reading a wave
Reading —  “The Tetracone,” “What is this X Hour?,” Bruno Munari, “Reading a Wave,” Italo Calvino

February 26 7pm
February 27 5pm
Aftereffects workshops, 185 Nassau, 3rd floor computer room
Alyse Delaney, adelaney@princeton.edu

March 3
Aftereffects movies review
Reading — “Design Noir,” and “Speculative Everything,” Fiona Raby, Anthony Dunne

March 9
Assignment 1 continues
Video — “Rams,” Gary Hustwit
Reading — “What We’ve Learned from Dieter Rams, and What We’ve Ignored,” Alexandra Lange

March 16
Spring break

March 23
Assignment 1 continues
Project review, in-class critique
Lecture — “Press Start to Begin (on the Metrocard AVM)”
Reading — Human Interface Guidelines (WatchOS), Apple Computer,  “Material design,” Google inc.

March 30
Assignment 1 continues
Lecture — “You Will (past predictions for future interfaces)”
Demonstration — Macintosh debut keynote
Listening — https://www.radiotopia.fm/showcase/ways-of-hearing

April 6
Assignment 1 continues
Student presentation and meetings
John Provencher lecture
Reading — “A Note on the Time,” Dexter Sinister, “I am a Handle,” Rob Giampietro

April 13
Assignment 1 continues
Project review, in-class critique
Visiting designer — Aarati Akkapeddi, https://aarati.me
Watch the video
Reading — “Code: An Essay,” Paul Ford

April 20
Assignment 1 continues
Individual meetings and class discussion
Lecture — “Information Landscapes”
Reading — “Soft Copy,” from Muriel Cooper, David Reinfurt and Robert Wiesenberger

April 27
Assignment 1 ends
Final review
Guest critics — John Provencher More here, here, and here.
Laurel Schwulst More here, here, and here.

May 4
Final portfolio due at 7:00 pm EDT




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