Summer school is in session, or the Summer Intensive, to be more specific. And that means that 35 students, 4 faculty members, 4.5 weeks of courses, studio tours, and lectures have arrived in our Manhattan studio this past week.
Starting out the program was Nicholas Felton, returning this summer to teach “The Elements of Communication Design,” followed by a new course by Zachary Lieberman, “Leaving the Screen.” Ending the week, Stamen Design’s Shawn Allen guided students in “Data Visualization,” a course that introduces students to the fundamental concepts of data visualization, providing a structured environment for experimentation with a variety of methods in both digital and physical media. Over the course of four weeks, students study the iterative process of visualization design as a means to adaptively organize, understand, and communicate quantitative information. And this evening, Carla Diana with the “Practice of Interaction Design,” ending the quadruplet with the core principles and methods.
You can follow along with updates from the Data Visualization course site, including the Introductory one giving a history and overview, complete with dozens of examples. Many of the other MFA Interaction Design course syllabuses are online for perusal as well.
As part of the Intensive, we’re holding Summer Friday Lectures from 12:00-1:00, a series of lunctime lectures, where you can learn, be inspired, and be back to work by 1:15PM. Stay up to date about the series in the Events section. Hope to see you this summer!