H79.2768 - 1’, 2’, 10’ NYU/ITP Nick Bilton
SYLLABUS
READINGS / LINKS
(*DISCLAIMER This is Round1 of the Syllabus for 1', 2', 10' - the reading list, suggested videos, and actual class homework & assignments will change as we progress as a class.)

WEEK 1 - Introductions. Welcome to the 1,2,10 R&D Labs!

- Class overview, assignments and goals — what we'll cover, and what we won't, we'll also review some responses from the pre-class survey.
- Playtime: Review of a large array of new mobile phones and gadgets on the market (or coming to) from the NYT R&D Labs and discussion about how they change our interaction design.
- Homework redesign the gas pump (to be explained in class).
Homework Reading LINK HERE - Click to download PDF.

WEEK 2 - DESIGN
- Discussion about homework and some class examples.
- Topic lectures: 1. Why design? 2. Wikipedia vs The New York Times. 3. Simplicity. Simplicity. Simplicity. 4. Designers you should know...
- Labs: The incredible, edible DMV. Yes, the Dept. of Motor Vehicles. (This will be a group class project and will extend to a homework assignment).
- Real life UI. Nature vs Computer - borrowing representations of interaction in nature.
- Week 2 & 3 homework assignment will also include writing a proposal for your class project, with wire-frames, for weeks 4, 5, & 6 leading into the midterm.

WEEK 3 - DEVICE DETECTION
- Critique of homework (30 mins total - no longer).
- Device Detection. Hands on coding examples.
- Guest lecture: Michael Young, lead Creative Technologist from the NYTimes R&D Lab will talk about Device Detection. Michael will give the class some examples of PHP & server side device detection and a more simplified browser based JavaScript detection.
- Homework assignment will flow around device detection.

WEEK 4 - WEB
User Agent Switcher for Firefox install and then get ID's:
Mobile ID's for User Agent Switcher
Mike Young's Device Detection code and examples
- The best of both worlds. How it's important to make the UI experience flow between the Web, Mobile and TV. Keeping this in mind when designing for the phase 1 - Web.
- We'll look at examples that work, and examples that don't. We'll work in class to begin our 3 week midterm project.

WEEK 5 - MOBILE
- Review some mobile phones standard on the market and talk about the constraints that come along with designing for these devices. Specifically iPhone, Blackberry, Motorola Razor etc. This will be primarily a mockup situation.
- Guest Lecture - XD Design Team, Jeremy Clark & Justin Van Slembrouck
- https://xd.adobe.com/

WEEK 6 - TV
- Designing for the Television. What can you do. What you can't do. Interaction... you don't have a keyboard, you've got a remote (D-Pad).
- We'll review what the TV companies are doing now to get people online (widgets.) We'll look at the process for building an interactive 'site' with the constraints of the 10' experience.

WEEK 7 - MIDTERMS! To be explained in class.

WEEK 8 - SENSORS
- How can sensors become interactive devices? Ultrasounds, motion, accelerometer, light etc. Demos and then hands on learning using distance detection. We'll begin our homework in class working together in groups.
- Homework - using ONLY a sensor (or 2), create an interactive experience on 1 device (mobile, web or TV)

WEEK 9 - SENSORS 2
- Class critique and user testing of sensor homework.
- Sensors as reporters.

WEEK 10 - FIELD TRIP!!!
- To the NYTimes. We'll look at the NYTimes R&D Lab and see some examples of demos that we've created in the Lab.
- Also visit the interactive Design group and hear from Alex Wright the author of the book 'Glut'.

WEEK 11 - USING ONE DEVICE, TO CONTROL THE OTHER
- TBA

WEEK 12/13 & 14 - BEGIN Finals.
We're going to treat the finals as if you were working in an R&D Lab. We'll do research of the area you're going to be designing for. You'll write a proposal and present to the class. Wire-frame. Design, Execute, Testing...

Guest Speakers
1. Michael Young - Device Detection.
2. Justin Ouellette - Simple Design: Vimeo, MuxTape etc. 3. The New York Times Graphics Group.
4. Alex Wright - Author of 'Glut'.

Readings
From Little Things, Big Things Grow - http://www.alistapart.com/articles/fromlittlethings
When everybody becomes a nomadic monitor- http://tinyurl.com/69amwy
Inside the Savant Mind - http://tinyurl.com/7j4nz9
Modern Cell Phones Becoming More confusing:BBC - http://tinyurl.com/7xrjb8
Edward Tufte - Challenger Accident - http://tinyurl.com/a6n8s5
Edward Tufte - Intelligent Design -
http://tinyurl.com/38ueqj
Edward Tufte - Data Artist -
http://tinyurl.com/fm8np
More Tufte concepts - http://tinyurl.com/9p2x57
Adam Greenfield - http://speedbird.wordpress.com/2007/12/02/urban-computing-pamphlet-is-go/
Kevin Kelly's Readings - http://www.kk.org/writings/index.php
Alex Rainert -
http://www.everydayux.com/
John Maeda's old blog with article links http://weblogs.media.mit.edu/SIMPLICITY/
Stand-by, plenty more to come...

Viewings
Jan Chipchase @ Ted - http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/jan_chipchase_on_our_mobile_phones.html
Kevin Kelly @ Ted - http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/kevin_kelly_on_the_next_5_000_days_of_the_web.html

CONTACT & QUESTIONS
bilton [at] nytimes . com
twitter.com/nickbilton