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The Course Descriptions catalog describes all undergraduate and graduate courses offered by Michigan State University. The searches below only return course versions Fall 2000 and forward. Please refer to the Archived Course Descriptions for versions prior to Fall 2000.

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TC 841  Design Research for Digital Media Arts and Technology

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
Direct experience with the creative process for one or more digital media arts and technologies areas including audio, video, multimedia, and 3-D animation/Virtual reality.
Description:
Research methods used by design teams for asking and answering questions related to digital media arts and technology--before, during, and after design of creative work. The design goals and the design prototype are tested to guide development and evaluate effectiveness.
Semester Alias:
TC 824
Effective Dates:
FALL 2001 - SUMMER 2007


TC 841  Design Research for Digital Media Arts and Technology

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
Direct experience with the creative process for one or more digital media arts and technologies areas including audio, video, multimedia, and 3-D animation/virtual reality.
Description:
Research methods used by design teams for asking and answering questions related to digital media arts and technology, before, during, and after design of creative work. The design goals and the design prototype are tested to guide development and evaluate effectiveness.
Semester Alias:
TC 824
Effective Dates:
FALL 2007 - SUMMER 2012


TC 841  Understanding Users

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
Direct experience with the creative process in interactive media
Restrictions:
Open to graduate students in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media or approval of department.
Description:
Methods of user-centered media and interaction design. Iterative cycles of user and product conceptualization.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2012 - SUMMER 2014


TC 841  Understanding Users

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
Direct experience with the creative process in interactive media
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Educational Technology Graduate Certificate or in the Educational Technology Major or in the Serious Game Design and Research Certificate or in the Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media major or approval of department.
Description:
Methods of user-centered media and interaction design. Iterative cycles of user and product conceptualization.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2014 - SUMMER 2015


MI 841  Understanding Users

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
Direct experience with the creative process in interactive media
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Educational Technology Major or in the Educational Technology Graduate Certificate or in the Serious Game Design and Research Certificate or in the Media and Information Major or approval of department.
Description:
Methods of user-centered media and interaction design. Iterative cycles of user and product conceptualization.
Semester Alias:
TC 841
Effective Dates:
FALL 2015 - SUMMER 2017


MI 841  Understanding Users

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
Direct experience with the creative process in interactive media.
Restrictions:
Open to students in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences or in the Media and Information Major or in the Serious Game Design and Research Certificate or in the Educational Technology Major or in the Educational Technology Graduate Certificate or approval of department.
Description:
Methods of user-centered research to support game, media and interaction design. Iterative cycles of user and product conceptualization.
Semester Alias:
TC 841
Effective Dates:
FALL 2017 - Open