Miles DeCoster

Associate Professor, Communication Design Department

Office Hours Fall, 2012:
Monday: 2–3; Wednesday: 12–3; Thursday 10 – 11
Sharadin Hall, Room 305
Email: decoster@kutztown.edu



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Sharadin Hall. Miles DeCoster, 2008



Class Schedule, Spring 2013

  • CDE 140 Digital Translation
    Monday & Wednesday: 12:00 – 2:50; Sharadin 214
  • CDE 277 – Interactive Design II;
    Tuesday & Thursday; 2:00 – 5:50 pm; Sharadin 211
  • CDE 385 015 – Senior Interactive Seminar: Mobile First;
    Tuesday & Thursday; 12:00 – 2:50 pm; Sharadin 211 (First half)
  • CDE 386 016 – Senior Interactive Seminar: Current topics;
    Tuesday & Thursday; 12:00 – 2:50 pm; Sharadin 211 (Second half)

Course Descriptions:

CDE 140 - Digital Translation

This is a sophomore level core course developed to give all CD students an introduction to standards-based web design. Students will learn the basics of interface design and web site organization. Focus will be on developing a clear understanding of HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and how they are used to build a standards compliant web site. Students will also learn to properly prepare text, images and media for web deployment, how to set up a web site and publish files via FTP.
Prerequisites: Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in the following courses: CDE 022 Introduction to Digital Design I; CDE 122 Introduction to Digital Design II; CDE 130 Typography; CDE 147 Visual Thinking; CDE 147 Visual Thinking; or permission of the instructor.

CDE 277 - Interactive Design II: More Web

This is the second course in the Interactive Design concentration. Building on the skills developed using HTML and CSS in Interactive Design I, this course will focus on more advanced design and interaction using Javascript, as implemented through the jQuery library, and various AJAX technologies including PHP. Features introduced in HTML5 and new CSS animation capabilities will also be covered.
Prerequisites: Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in the following courses: CDE 022 Introduction to Digital Design I; CDE 122 Introduction to Digital Design II; CDE 130 Typography; CDE 141 Visual Translation; CDE 147 Visual Thinking; or by permission of the instructor.

CDE 385 - Senior Interactive Design Seminar: Mobile first

In this course students will publish a website optimized for use on mobile devices like phones and tablets. Mobie use contines to grow and presents unique challenges to the designer. While small screens are a challenge many mobile devices also offer advanced features like geolocation, touch screens and built-in cameras which may be used to enhance the web experience.
Prerequisites: Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in the following courses: CDE 022 Introduction to Digital Design I; CDE 122 Introduction to Digital Design II; CDE 147 Visual Thinking; CDE 141 Visual Translation; CDE 220 Print Media Production; CDE 231 Advanced Typography; CDE 276 Interactive Design I or permission of the instructor.

CDE 386 - Senior Interactive Design Seminar:
Current Topics

In this course students will reasearch new web trends and techologies and select a specific topic of interest. They will then create a tutorial web site and do in-class presentations on their selected topic.
Prerequisites: Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in the following courses: CDE 022 Introduction to Digital Design I; CDE 122 Introduction to Digital Design II; CDE 130 Typography; CDE 141 Visual Translation; CDE l47 Visual Thinking; CDE 220 Print Media Production; CDE 231 Advanced Typography; CDE 277 Interactive Design II; or by permission of the instructor.

 

 

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