Programming For Designers

Original curriculum developed by Martha Rettig and implemented by Martha Rettig and Sofie Hodara for the Communication Design department and the Dynamic Media Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design

This 3-credit elective was written for visual thinkers with little to no prior experience in computer programming. Students focused on the development of programmatic systems to create interactive and motion graphics. Their final deliverable transformed a static piece of journalism into a dynamic website (built on webflow) and 360° component.

Why Space is Silent by Jordan Boone

Jordan’s project takes full advantage of VR’s ability to transport us into unreachable places. To go along with the visual component is a beautiful voice over.

Boston’s Two Sides by Krystyn Sylvester

Krystyn transformed this lengthy WBUR article into a compelling and beautiful website with two 360° videos embedded directly into the text.

Don’t Call Me Honey by Katie Silver

Don’t Call Me Honey uses sound, video, and motion to detail the role of women in rock and roll. Katie’s VR component plays with spatial sound.