Data, Devices, Services, People:
A Survey of Modern Web Architecture and Applications

Fachmodul
Instructor: Jason Reizner
Credits: 6 ECTS, 3 SWS
Capacity: max. 15 students
Language: English
Date: Fridays, 13:30-17:00
Location: Marienstr. 7b, Room 102
First Meeting: 23 October 2015, 13:30


Description

These days the web is everywhere: on your phone, in your car, on your cloud, in your mind. While the web may have started life as a humble application to facilitate the sharing of textual information across under-utilized digital networks, it enters its third decade as both a seemingly omnipresent technical infrastructure and unassailable sociocultural phenomenon. The web today is arguably the most significant force behind screen-based interaction in all the places and situations where it is most relevant. This module is centered on the concept of Web of Things as a central platform, wherein the web itself is no longer just an application, but an environment for interconnection and interaction between Things: namely data, devices, services and people. Participants will evaluate and employ contemporary strategies and methodologies for developing a web-connected device, object, installation, application or service.

Admission requirements

This is an introductory course with no technical pre-requisites. Concurrent enrollment in another IFD[[IFD:Start|Interface-Design]] course offering is strongly encouraged.

Registration Procedure

Enrollment for Winter Semester 2015/6 is now closed.

Evaluation

Successful completion of the course is dependent on regular attendance, active participation and delivery of a relevant semester project.
The project is to be refined over the course of the semester and will be a evaluated on concept, development and execution based on the following rubric:

30% Attendance, Participation and Corresponding Weekly Assignments
30% Midterm Presentation

40% Final Deliverable and Documentation

Eligible participants

MFAMaster of Fine Arts – graduate students will receive this degree Medienkunst/-gestaltung, MFAMaster of Fine Arts – graduate students will receive this degree Media Art and Design, MSc MediaArchitecture

Syllabus

23 October 2015
Course Introduction, Organization and Topic Areas

Assignment: Read through Dave Raggett's Slidedeck introducing the Web of Thing Framework
http://www.w3.org/2015/05/wot-framework.pdf


30 October 2015
An Abridged History of Networked Computing
How The Web Works

Sources and Links from the Lecture
Assignment: Begin reading the first chapter of Building the Web of Things


6 November 2015
The Internet of Things vs. The Web of Things

Sources and Links from the Lecture
Assignment: Read "The Semantic Web"


13 November 2015
The Web of Data
Semantic Web

Sources and Links from the Lecture
Assignment: Status Report No. 1


20 November 2015
Social Computing
The Hive Mind
Social Networking vs. Human Networking

Sources and Links from the Lecture
Assignment: Read "Ten Usability Heuristics"
and "First Principles of Interaction Design (Revised & Expanded)"


27 November 2015
Usability and Accessibility
Human Factors

Sources and Links from the Lecture
Assignment: Look over "A History of Personal Computers"
and "A History of Mobile Computing" from the Computer History Museum in California


4 December 2015
The Birth and Death of the Personal Computer
A History of Mobile Platforms

Assignment: Finish preparing your midterm presentation


11 December 2015
Midterm Presentations

18 December 2015
An Introduction Application Design and Development


8 January 2016
Independent Project Work


15 January 2016
Application Prototyping & Mockups


22 January 2016
Troubleshooting & Debug Lab


29 January 2016
Final Presentations


*Thursday* 4 February 2016
IFD[[IFD:Start|Interface-Design]] Showreel WSWintersemester 2015/6

Audimax, 13:30

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