Students will develop a conceptual and practical exploration for their final BA thesis.
In the contact hours a minimum attendance of 80% is required to pass the course. Contact hours: kick-off, input session, mentoring, presentation. Two or more unexcused absences will affect the final grade. Arriving late on more than one occasion will also affect the grade.
Grades will be based on class participation, final work and deliverables.
Any assignment that remains unfulfilled receives a failing grade.
All deliverables have to be uploaded to the filer until Monday 23.01.2023 at 09:00 AM, if not stated otherwise.
Please take a look at the IAD documentation guidelines for submission.
Set up Prototype/Mock-up demos in room in advance for a group tour
Please start by showing the video. The duration will be included in the presentation time.
Fill out Choice of Mentoring Form until 16.01.23, 17:00!
The BA concept seminar is considered as a way to quickly prototype and showcase the thesis project in a video narrative. Students will develop a conceptual and practical exploration for their final BA thesis and present the experience they aim to create
in the form of a 1-page updated project description (see disposition guideline), a prototype/mock-up showing the core aspects of the interactive experience they are aiming to create and a video showcasing the prototype in use. A blog documenting the 2-weeks progress is recommended.The
concept seminar addresses notions in preparation for their final thesis work:
The 2 weeks are divided into two parts: an investigative week with quick exercises, iterations, field studies and achieving a first initial prototype and a second week where they continue the process and summarise their BA idea and related experience in a video. See below for a detailed calendar.
In this area you will find a detailed description about the 3 exercises.
Write down and/or sketch out twenty ways to define your thesis project on post its and later sort them into categories. Define two or three most important statements.
Define the all the qualities, parameters and values that are important for the thesis and your ambition as a designer. Find the most relevant existing projects that match your criteria (it could be a particular aspect of a project). Use sketches, photos or collages to present projects on your wall.
Identify the two or three most important dimensions of your topic area. This will be your design area. Sketch quickly 50 ideas to populate your design area. Place them on your design area in relation to criteria and parameters (sketches, photos or collages).
Also think of how you want to execute your ideas and exhibit them.
Each student upload max. 3 «How might we questions...» until Friday 13.01.23, 12:00.
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