This course is designed to familiarize you with a variety of perspectives on digital media, design, creative practices, emerging research in the field, and ways in which the DCC program can augment and extend your chosen majors.
The introduction of new media, such as the Internet, satellite television and cell phones, in the Arab/Muslim world imposed new realities and invited new dynamics, whether in the political, social, cultural or communication landscapes.
When designing, whether software or hardware, whether the goals are increased productivity, entertainment, education, art, or others it is an integral part of the creativity process to prototype your ideas. It is also crucial to consider the users of your creation and the experiences that they will have. It is important to be familiar with […]
Examining the antagonists trying to exploit, break, trick, and brick modern information systems: trolls, spammers, viruses, hackers, authoritarians, and more. Exploring the technical and historical background of internet evildoers, how the nature and meaning of ‘evil’ varies between systems and cultures, and how complex networks and the techniques to support them co-evolve with their evil […]
This two-credit research practicum serves as the culmination of your coursework in the Design Cultures & Creativity Program in the Honors College. It is designed to support your individual (or collaborative) capstone project by exploring the major issues and questions associated with conducting research in creative digital communities. Given the interdisciplinary nature of DCC, each […]
Novelist Salman Rushdie is fond of saying that humans are a storytelling animal, and that the society we live in is largely determined by the ways in which we understand, articulate, and change those stories. This course considers the significance and range of digital storytelling by first exploring how digital platforms (video games, mobile media, […]