- WEB TYPE (RISD GRAPH-2313-01)
- 3 credits
- Marie Otsuka (email@example.com)
Thursdays, 1:10pm – 6:10pm Design Center Room 407 Office Hours: 10:30am — 12:00pm at the Design Office (204 Westminster St.)
- Wednesdays 8:30pm
- Thursdays 1:00pm
- Zoom link
- Office Hours:
- Tuesday mornings: 10:30am—11:30am EST
- Wednesday evenings: 8:00pm—8:30pm EST
- Sign up here to schedule a Zoom appointment.
- use the browser as a platform for expression and experimentation
- discuss and analyze the web as a very specific public space, with its own communities, forms of engagement, modes of communication
- understand the technology involved in implementing a website, specifically in exercising typographic control
- consider how a typographic system adapts to different devices and constraints
- experiment in prototyping a typeface
- learn how to find answers online to coding problems
- basic understanding of typography
- a willingness to explore the web in all its many forms, uses, and aesthetics
- a curiosity for technical tools and the contextual infrastructure around design
- a tenacious spirit for trial & error
- We will have 4 projects over the course of the semester
Readings will be dispersed throughout the semester to inform and contextualize our work with each project. Be prepared to respond, raise questions, and discuss the text during class.
Show & Tell
Every class, we will begin by sharing an interesting website or two we’ve each come across over the past week.
It’s important to me that students from all diverse backgrounds and perspectives are well-served by this course, that students’ learning needs are addressed both in and out of class, and that the diversity students bring to this class are viewed as a resource, strength, and benefit. I will strive to present materials and activities that challenge accepted canons and are respectful and representative of diversity: gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, culture, perspective, and other background characteristics. Your suggestions about how to improve the value of diversity in this course are always encouraged and appreciated. Please let me know how I might improve the effectiveness of the course for you personally or for other students or student groups.
One unexcused absence and your letter grade drops by one, i.e. from A to a B. Two unexcused absences and you will be dropped from the course. Two late arrivals without prior arrangements equals one unexcused absence. Students who have been absent are expected to have their work completed the class session following their return. To obtain an excused absence, you must both write the instructor in advance and bring in medical documentation. See also: RISD’s Attendance Policy
Attendance in our planned remote meetings, whether with the class, small-group, or 1-on-1, is mandatory. Please also join meeting times promptly to ensure that each student has enough time for their crit, and to avoid cascading delays. Given the situation, I also understand that things may come up and needs to reschedule—but please try inform me beforehand so we can plan around it. Our Slack channel will continue to be the main source for information on class schedule and logistics.
60% Execution of projects and exercises 40% Participation in critiques, class discussions, readings, and weekly contributions
Due to the transition to remote learning, we will be switching to a Pass/No Credit final grading this course. To pass the course, students are expected to:
- Stay informed of class plans and requirements announced via Slack, and actively communicate any concerns
- Complete all assignments to the best of their ability
- Actively participate in meetings