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Bits & Atoms II 2020

Overview

This seminar series covers history, theory and skills relating to technology and its relevance for design practice in contemporary and future contexts. The semester II Bits and Atoms module focus on coding and web technology, providing a preparation for the Basic GUI Module, for modules in future semesters, as well as preparation for a number of carrier paths.

The format of the course is every Wednesday afternoon via Zoom at 15:00. Most weeks there will be some exercises set to complete before the following lesson, requiring a small time commitment for self-study.

Topics:

World Wide Web

Web technology

User Interfaces

Technology

p5.js / Javascript

HTML & CSS

Hosting, Databases, FTP 

Software:

Deliverables/Exercises

  1. Attendance during lessons

  2. Completion of Individual Exercises

  3. Each Exercises (and sub-exercise) Documented in a pdf format. You may re-use your documentation format from the 1st-semester programming basics course. Deadline 11.06.20 evening. Place on the server /DDE/BDE_VIAD/01_ABGABEN/20_FS/Sem2_Basic_GUI_II

Course Resources:

Schedule

Date (Room)

Time

Topic

Lecturer 

During which  course:

25.03.2020 

15:00 – 17:00

CANCELED

Interaction Design Process

01.04.2020

15:00 – 17:00

Introduction: History Internet and the WWW to the modern web. Overview of Web technology

(Research activity for Exercise A)

Luke

Interaction Design Process

08.04.2020

15:00 – 17:00

Input: The HTML5 canvas element and P5.js

  1. What is the canvas element?

  2. What is P5.js?

  3. What are the main differences between p5.js and processing?

  4. What can you use to write and edit P5.js code:

6. What is p5js instance mode?

Exercise: Learning P5.js with a Collaborative Coding Jam. In groups of three, create a simple interactive visual. Try using some of your previous work in processing for inspiration https://teddavis.org/p5live/

(Sharing Outcomes)

6. Setting up p5.js in webstorm using the course https://github.com/IAD-ZHDK/p5js-Templates.

(Short Break)

Exercise A (Continued)
In your groups, present your design patterns from the last weeks' exercise. Brainstorm alternatives for this pattern, and choose one design pattern to develop as a group. Make a short-list of challenges that will need to be tackled to get your pattern to work. Start coding!

An Alternative Design Pattern example and source code.

Luke

Interaction Design Process

15.04.2020 

15:00 – 17:00

Introduction to:

GitHub (Version Control, Code sharing and Collaboration)

Github Desktop

(Exercise A Continued)

Continue working in groups on Exercise A using https://teddavis.org/p5live/. Create a new repository on GitHub (or fork the template) and save your code there.

Luke

Interaction Design Process

22.04.2020 

15:00 – 17:00

15:00 - Group prep for pressentation

16:00 - Pressenting exercise A (showing prototype with screen share)

16:30 - Input: Web Hosting

Luke

Interaction Design Process

29.04.2020 

15:00 – 17:00

Web Technology: Page structure, HTML/CSS

Florian

Interaction Design Process

06.05.2020 

15:00 – 17:00

Web Technology: CSS Advanced Responsive / Animations

Portfolio.zip


Florian

Basic GUI

13.05.2020 

15:00 – 17:00

Web Technology: Javascript / (Bootstrap)

Portfolio_CSSAni_MediaQ.zip

Portfolio_All_examples.zip


Florian

Basic GUI

20.05.2020 

15:00 – 17:00

Web Technology: Communication and Advanced Topics -> WebSocket

WS_MATERIALS.zip

Andrés

WebSocket A + Terminal + Node JS

27.05.2020 

15:00 – 17:00

Web Technology: Communication and Advanced Topics -> WebRTC

Presentation and Exercise I:

https://andresvillatorres.work/presentations/WebSocket/#/

Andrés

WebSocket B + Terminal + Node JS

03.06.2020

15:00 – 17:00

Web Technology: Communication and Advanced Topics → Headless Browsing

Presentation and Exercise II:

https://andresvillatorres.work/presentations/LocalhostDotRunWebAsArt/#/

Tutorial Web Socket:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf1siAZAMtw&t=733s

Andrés

Localhost.run + Internet ART