Midterm Dossier due 10/31

In addition to other requirements for the course, a passing grade will require the submission of two project dossiers. For 15-week courses, two project dossiers will be required: One dossier due on week 8 of the course, and one dossier due one week after the last class of the semester.

Each Project Dossier must include:

• A completed Project Dossier Form (find it on dropbox).

• Process images that fit the photography specs for the department.

• Final images that fit the photography specs for the department.

• Any other applicable assets such as pdfs, slideshares, etc.

• Proper citation of all sources.

Delivery: You must put your dossier in the appropriate Products of Design Dropbox dossier folder and send a link via your sva.edu email address (not directly through Dropbox). The email must be addressed to your instructor, with the Director of Operations and the Department Chair on copy by the date specified.

Week 7 Homework

Next week we’ll be having an in-progress critique of your Halloween costumes. Please post some process photos and outstanding todo list items to the blog by 8pm Tuesday 10/23. And don’t forget Jingting’s Arduino working session from 3-5pm 10/23 in the south classroom!

Your mid-semester dossier deadline has been pushed back to 10/31 to accomodate last weekend’s retreat.

Week 5 Homework

Your homework this week is to finish Lesson 3 and Lesson 4 in the Arduino Class, and create a blog post featuring a short video of your NeoPixel circuit by Wednesday 10/9 at 8pm.

Your midterm dossiers are due on October 24th, but if you have time this week, I recommend getting it out of the way! You can choose either your teardown project or your plush nightlight project to create your dossier. From the department:

Each Project Dossier must include:
• A completed Project Dossier PDF Form.
• Five process images that fit the photography specs for the department.
• Five final images that fit the photography specs for the department.
• Any other applicable assets such as pdfs, slideshares, etc.
• Proper citation of all sources.
• Delivery: You must send a link to your Dossier via your sva.edu email address—not directly through Dropbox. The email must be addressed to your instructor, with the Director of Operations and the Department Chair on copy by the date specified, and must be located in the appropriate Products of Design Dropbox dossier folder.

Week 4 Homework: Final Plush Nightlights Due

Your plush nightlight projects are due on the blog Wednesday 10/2 by 8pm. Include:

  • Your plush’s final photos in context
  • Your plush’s story (who’s it for/why does it exist/what problem does it solve) – at least two paragraphs
  • Process photos and sketches
  • Circuit diagram

In class next time, you will present your project from the screen (5-7 minutes each), and should also bring your plush to show the class (and pass around if you are comfortable doing so).