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DECO1012: Design Programming

This unit provides an introduction to creative coding. It teaches an understanding of the fundamentals of computational thinking as well as skills in the design and implementation of software for creative expression and prototyping. It introduces students to tools for building interactive design applications through programming assignments, knowledge of programming concepts, and knowledge of the Javascript programming language. Key concepts covered in this unit include: object-oriented programming, control flows, and algorithmic thinking. Students learn how to design through the development of code, allowing them to incorporate programming into their own design projects as well as to collaborate effectively with software developers.

Code DECO1012
Academic unit Design Lab
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand and communicate design decisions and the architectural constraints of computer programs.
  • LO2. Understand, modify and integrate code from diverse sources.
  • LO3. Create interactive digital artifacts by authoring programs.
  • LO4. Use a combination of computational and design thinking to synthesize interactive artifacts and explore programming as a creative medium.
  • LO5. Evaluate the technical, aesthetic and human-centered qualities of interactive digital artifacts.