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Monday, 22 Mar

~ idea forming


10:05AM - 10:45AM                Hello & Student Introductions

10:45AM - 11:30AM                Stephanie Intro

11:30AM - 12:00PM                Conceptual Introductions: The Interface, Redefined

12:00PM - 12:30PM                Exercise #1 - Interface Annotations

12:30PM - 01:30PM                Lunch

01:30PM - 01:45PM                Exercise #1 - Interface Annotations, Cont.

02:00PM - 02:30PM                Share Annotations, pt. 1

02:30PM - 02:45PM                Coffee Break

02:45PM - 03:30PM                Share Annotations, pt. 2 + Group Discussion

03:30PM - 04:00PM                Questions for Reflection + Assignments

Exercise #1

Interface Annotations


Reflection Questions

Assignments & Readings

My website is a shifting house next to a river of knowledge. What could yours be?

By Laurel Schwulst

The Interface Experience: A User’s Guide

By Kimon Keramidas (in Teams “Files”)

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

By R. Poynor (in Teams “Files”)


Tuesday, 23 Mar

~ finding the words


10:00AM - 10:05AM                Coffee

10:05AM - 11:50AM                Group Reading Discussion

11:00AM - 11:30AM                Annotations, cont.: Vote for fav words, phrases, sentences, etc.

11:30AM - 11:45PM                Introduce Exercise #2 - Layer Statements for Living

11:45PM - 12:30PM                Breakout Rooms for co-creating Layer Statements

12:30PM - 01:30PM                Lunch

01:30PM - 02:00PM                Share & Refine Statements for Living

02:30PM - 03:15PM                Compile Index for Statements

03:15PM - 03:45PM                Introduce Exercise #3

03:45PM - 04:00PM                Questions for Reflection        

Exercise #2

Layer Statements for Living

Exercise #3

Experimental SCRUM

Reflection Questions

Assignments & Readings

Teams Virtual Background



Bear Blog

Visual Inspiration

Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound by Maryanne Wolf

CRUD Intro

When the Internet Asks You to Fill out a Form, Do it by Paul Ford

Markup Language Basics

Unstable Label by Adit Dhanushkodi

(Optional) Encoding Decoding by Stuart Hall


Wednesday, 24 Mar

~ visualizing the sentences & stories


10:00AM - 10:05AM                Coffee

10:15AM - 11:30AM                Virtual Backgrounds We Live In

11:30AM - 11:45PM                Resources + Projects

11:45PM - 12:30PM                Group Reading/References Discussion

12:30PM - 01:30PM                Lunch

01:30PM - 02:00PM                Interface Action Plan + Exercise #3

02:00PM - 05:00PM                Individual Work Time

Exercise #3

Experimental SCRUM

  1. Content Discussion
  1. Choose a section from the readings, or
  2. Choose a text on your own.
  3. It must be a text.
  1. Poetic User Story
  1. In software development and product management, a user story is an informal, natural language description of features of a software system. They are written from the perspective of an end user or user of a system. (Wikipedia)
  2. Make a “full sentence” User Story from your statement from yesterday
  3. This is the template:
  1. As a lazy    user, I want to lounge    within the glitch so that I can relax
  1. User ~Flow~ & Meditative CRUD
  1. Think of this next step as a translation step.
  2. How will you accomplish your User Story statement from start to finish? This can be a series of steps.
  3. How do you translate your design ideas before you start making?
  1. Pen and paper? Grab pen and paper!
  2. Writing? Open up Bear Blog.
  3. Acting it out? Make video clips.
  4. Coding it? Take out your text-editor
  1. During sketching, ask yourselves the questions of ~Meditative CRUD~
  1. Creating
  1. How do I create this statement? (e.g. How do I make my glitches in the first place? How do I “add” a glitch?)
  1. Read
  1. How do I read, retrieve, search or view this statement? (e.g. How do I find my glitch after I have created it? Where does it live?
  1. Update
  1. How do I update or edit this statement?
  2. How do I make different versions of this?
  1. Delete
  1. How do I remove this?
  2. How do I erase this?
  3. How do I delete or archive and start fresh?
  4. How do I clean up what I’ve created?

  1. Figma Interaction
  1. Make your interaction sketches come alive in your Figma frames.
  2. Use your sketches.
  3. Think about Meditative CRUD and your ~User Flows~


poema circulatorio by Stephanie Marie Cedeño (project rec)

Poke Philosophy by Nicci Yin (project rec)


Mozilla: CSS


“As We May Think” by Vannevar Bush

Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto by Legacy Russell (book rec)


Thursday, 25 Mar

~ periods, punctuations, & prototyping


10:00AM - 10:05AM                Coffee

10:05AM - 11:00AM                Questions & Sharing Progress

11:00AM - 12:15PM                Individual Working Time + Meetings w/ Steph

12:30PM - 01:30PM                Lunch

01:30PM - 03:30PM                ~ Individual Working Time ~

03:30PM - 04:00PM                Quick Regroup + Documentation

04:00PM - 05:00PM                Questions for Reflection        


Personal Prototyping Space

Assignments & Final Documentation

Writing - “How did I get here?” (Writing for documenting your process!)

Prototype Documentation


Friday, 26 Mar

~ designing for meaning


10:00AM - 10:05AM                Coffee

10:05AM - 11:15AM                Individual Working Time for Prototypes & Writing

11:15AM - 12:30PM                Presentations!

12:30PM - 01:00PM                Power Lunch

01:00PM - 02:45PM                Presentations!

02:45PM - 03:00PM                Coffee Break

03:00PM - 03:45PM                Group Discussion & Reflection

Assignments & Documentation


  • Send Steph your Bear Blog writing reflections,
  • Put your Prototype as its own project in our Figma Team
  • Add your final GIF(s) to the Are.na Student Exercises channel

Bear Blog

  • Try to use it as a space to document your process work throughout your class projects.


  • Instead of purely visual research, head onto Are.na to connect with ideas and research topics
  • Hopefully one of our main takeaways from the workshop is that an idea for a design work can come from something you write or a research topic that you want to visualize and make an experience out of.

Thank you!


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