|Lecture title||Section||Posted||Likely dates|
|Starting a Project||1||8/10||9/3 - 9/17|
|CSS||1||8/10||9/24 - 10/8|
|Site Structure||1||8/10||10/10 - 10/17|
|Web Design Paradigms - Eric Boudreau||1||10/30||10/24|
|UX Presentation - Charlie Dalton||1||10/30||10/24|
|Navigation - Mike Williams||1||10/30||10/24|
|Web Usability - Arturo Hernandez||1||10/30||10/29|
|Typography - Elisha Emond||1||10/31||10/31|
|Animation - Henry Ma||1||11/19||11/14|
Above are links which you may use to download the PowerPoint presentations I will be using in lecture.
While there are numerous advantages to making notes available in this way, there are also some potential disadvantages.
First, some students may feel that readily downloadable notes make attendance at lectures unnecessary. To combat this, I have structured the grading so that a lack of attendance at lectures will directly impact your grade in the course.
Second, the notes are intended to eliminate a significant portion of your note-taking burden. However, lectures are likely to include material that is not expressly stated in the notes. For this reason, most students will likely find it useful to take their own notes in addition to those provided. This, of course, also means that simply reading the provided notes will generally not be a sufficient substitute for a missed lecture.
I will not be handing out printed copies of the notes at the start of each lecture. I will, however, make the notes available to you on this page as downloadable PowerPoint presentations. I strongly recommend that you download and print the notes before each lecture and bring them with you to class. This will allow you to follow along and annotate the notes as you see fit during lecture. I will not wait for individuals to copy each slide into their notes by hand in its entirety. If you prefer to summarize my lectures in your own words, instead, feel free to do so.
In order to print the PowerPoint presentations, you will need access to a computer with PowerPoint (or the PowerPoint Viewer) installed. If your computer does not have this software (and you cannot install it yourself), your best bet would be to use a computer in one of the public computer clusters on campus.
A single PowerPoint presentation will typically be used in several lectures. Above you will find links to the PowerPoint presentations currently available. For each presentation, you can see the date on which they were most recently posted (so you can tell if they’ve been updated) and the date(s) on which you’ll most likely need those notes for lecture.
The notes are also password protected in order to limit access to students enrolled in the class. You will be provided with a working username and password during lecture.