Materials and readings—'nuff said.
Due to studio capacity restrictions, this class will be capped at ~80 students. To enroll in CS 247, you must fill out the course application by noon on 1/9. We will email out studio assignments and waitlists by the end of 1/9.
CS 247 does not require a textbook, but we do require design supplies which will carry across classes. Below are the essentials of your design kit that we will assume you have with you at every class. These items will help you hold charrettes and brainstorms with your teammates. Make sure you bring a sketchbook and pen by Studio 1B (Studio B of Week 1). Act quickly, because we are not the only class on campus that's asking you to buy a sketchbook and they do sell out.
According to Mike Rohde, "Sketchnotes are rich visual notes created from a mix of handwriting, drawings, hand-drawn typography, shapes, and visual elements like arrows, boxes, and lines". Below is an example by @siriomi included in Rohde's book.
In future weeks, all reading, videos and audio materials we give you will be accompanied by a request for a sketchnote, so the goal of this part of P0 is to help you become comfortable sketchnoting. Our main resource will be Mike Rohde’s Sketchnote Handbook. We recommend that you get your own copy of the book, but a copy is provided on Canvas.
There is SO MUCH out there on sketchnoting-- trust us that you can learn to do it.
Bring the deliverables of P0 to Studio 2B (Week 2, Studio B) and submit on Canvas before studio:
Your sketchnote submission will be graded on the check-minus/ check / check-plus system.
check-minus- Sketchnotes are extremely limited or suggest that the reading was not completed.
check- Sketchnotes are insufficient in volume suggest that the reading was only cursorily completed
check-plus- Sketchnotes effectively capture the main ideas of the reading.