Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Multimedia Design Application in the Arts

MUS-N 515 / 3 Cr. (Tuesdays 6:00-8:40 pm Class)

This course presents the principles and fundamentals of mobile and desktop application design using the latest authoring tools on Mac and Windows. Included are storyboarding, planning and organization of interactions; use of current technology, computers, video and digital arts equipment; computer-assisted design software tools and management of design team concepts.

Class activities include lectures and laboratories to explore multimedia application design principles. Students are expected to learn techniques of proper user interface design, multimedia content structure, information sequence and interaction design patterns for the web, desktop and mobile application. Assignments include investigating topics and models for multimedia design employed in the arts and other subjects. The course also engages students in programming techniques and methods, and relates those processes to arts applications. It also includes project proposal development. 


- Text Book: Cooper, Alan (2014). About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design (4th edition). Indianapolis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. - Adobe Experience Design (XD), obtainable through the Adobe CC package from 


Course Goals

Students will:
1. Demonstrate conceptual understanding of the multimedia project design process;
2. Demonstrate understanding of psychological concepts that a
ect multimedia project design; 3. Learn about standard media formats that are used to create media products;
4. Design a multimedia project that employed sound, text, video and/or animation
5. Develop a proposal for the
nal project or internship