The CIID summer school is a series of back-to-back workshops where participants will become engaged with the topic of interaction design, learning practical skills in the process. We hope to infuse the knowledge and enthusiasm to encourage participants to use their new-found skills in their current practice or studies.
Running between 12-30th July, there are 25 places available on each module and while we would encourage people to participate in the full three weeks, participants have the option to take one, two or all three weeks of the programme. We are interested in receiving applications from a diverse range of backgrounds from all over the world.
Week One – Exploring Interaction Design (July 12th-16th) Faculty: Matt Cottam The goal of this week is to introduce participants to the core concepts involved with interaction design through brief lectures, hands on exercises, film viewings and discussions. Computer hardware/software will not used in the exercises — it will be an analogue experience of digital interaction concepts. Topics include mental models, metaphors, affordances, usability, gestures, networks, sociality, and augmentation.
Week Two – Computational Design (July 19th-23rd) Faculty: Dennis Paul The course will begin with an introduction to computational design strategies. What is software? What are the processes? And systems? Participants will investigate the manifold potentials of software. Looking at software as a concept for describing processes, as a medium for describing interactivity, and as a tool for telling stories. Processing (http://processing.org/) will be the main tool of choice.
Week Three – Physical Computing (July 26th- 30th) Faculty: Massimo Banzi Aimed at students, artists, and designers or anyone else who wants to learn Arduino (http://arduino.cc/), simple electronics and how to build interactive projects – this five-day workshop will be led by one of the Arduino team and will act as a catalyst to enable participants to turn their ideas in to physical realities.