Fall 2012 course at RISD
Writers and visual creatives are redefining the book using tablets and new forms of storytelling, interactively, and visual display of concepts and data. The goal of this six-credit. one term studio course is to create a web-based e-book for tablets that explores how the ecology of the Narragansett Bay is changing as the oceans warm and sour steadily. Students will engage with the relevant scientific information through close analysis of appropriate technical literature, interviews with working scientists or scientific presentations, and visits to research sites and laboratories. The collaborative process of building the e-book will evolve: exploring new modes of narrative, multi-faceted story arc, or other structures using linear and non-linear navigation methods; storyboarding visual concepts and user experience; illustration, typography, and graphic design; and creating multi-media content. The goal is a cohesive work, that enlivens, explores and contextualizes how Rhode Island’s gateway to the sea is changing.
While the primary focus of the course would be on content development and visual storytelling, technology is obviously a crucial element. Technologies explored will include HTML5, CSS3 and iOS5.
Taught by Rafael Attias, Mikhail Mansion, and Eli Kintisch