Overview

Representing complex relationships, new behaviours and attitudes are an integral part of interaction design. These can be represented through many means including sketching, making physical prototypes, etc. but capturing the journey over time requires a linear medium like video.

Prototypes help validate the value of new ideas and test initial assumptions. Prototypes can also help to convince others and yourself. Early and rapid prototypes require low resource and time investment. It provides faster feedback and a participatory approach to developing your ideas. It also provides early validation of ideas in the development life-cycle and creates a platform for constructive discussions.

This course aimed to impart basic skills in manipulating the medium of video in a fluid and effective way. It also built understanding as to why one should prototype ideas, to what degree and how. Students are encouraged to experiment with video techniques, lighting, animation etc.

The course had a series of mini exercises to sensitise the students to various methods and creative styles. There was plenty of room for creative expression, the main focus of this course was to build proficiency in
handling video and knowing how and when to apply it as a prototyping tool. The course approaches film making as
a sketching method and enabled students to build empathetic and functional narrative with video.