Design & Education



Reading Assignments

Reading will be required through the semester, giving students critical insights into the creative process.

Instructor will give questions for each reading assignments. Hand in your answers before the class begins. Assignments not completed by the due date are automatically downgraded by the week.

Each week, one to two students will be assigned to present topic about the interaction design. Do not take it as ‘reading’ assignment, but take it as communication design assignment. Make your presentation as engaging and informative as possible. Do not present general overview of everything, but highlight the points that are relevant to the projects

The presentation should be less than 10 minutes.

Reading Questions >>



Week 2 / Jan 3

Designing Interactions / Forward

The Design of Everyday Things / Chp. 1


  1. Interaction Design / Carly Short

  2. Human Centered Design / Lila Meyer

Week 3 / Feb 6

The Design of Everyday Things / Chp. 6

Design is Storytelling / pg. 9 to 55 (Overture & Act 1)


  1. Design Thinking / Eve

  2. Act 1. Action / Emma Moore

Week 5 / Feb 20

Design is Storytelling / pg. 56 to 151 (Act 2 & 3)


  1. Act 2. Emotion / Jocelyn Emus

  2. Act 3. Sensation / Pam Wang

Week 6 / Feb 27

Computers as Theater / Chp. 4 (pg. 109-127)

Remixing and Remixability, Modularity / pg. 1-9


  1. Human-Computer Interaction / Bailey Nelson

  2. Modularity / Megan Kim

Week 9 / Mar 27



  1. TBD / Prae Weissman

  2. TBD / Sidney Namey

Week 10 / Apr 3



  1. TBD / Marcy Monko

  2. TBD / Rachel O’Connor



Required Reading


Supplemental Reading 

Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects

By Paola Antonelli, Jamer Hunt, Alexandra Midal, Kevin Slavin, Khoi Vinh


Interaction Design Fundamentals

Shedroff, Nathan. “Information Interaction Design: A Unified Field Theory of Design.”

Reflective practitioner

Visser, Willemien. “Schön: Design as a reflective practice.” Collection 2, Parsons Paris School of art and design, (2010): 21-25.

Computational Thinking

Ford, Paul. “What Is Code?”, Bloomberg, 11 June 2015

Reas, Casey, and Ben Fry. “A Modern Prometheus: The History of Processing.”, Processing Foundation, 29 May 2018

Manovich, Lev, Roger F. Malina, and Sean Cubitt. “What is New Media”. The Language of the New Media. MIT Press, 2001.

Manovich, Lev. “Remixing and Remixability”. 2008.

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