Social  Spaces:  social ( signals + media )

Course Syllabus


Note:  Assignments are listed on the day they are due.  Reading critiques should be sent by 8am on the date the assignment is due.



Week 1
T
August 25
Social Signals
Introduction
Signals and Cues
Costly Signals
Course Overview
Lecture slides




R
August 27
Background
Lecture slides

Assignment

Week 2
T
September 1
Deception
Online Poker
Faces

Assignment


R
September 3
Design Project Presentations


Week 3
T
September 8
Public Displays and Performance
Social Grooming
Music




R
September 10
Signals of Status
Hierarchy
Instagram, FourSquare Badges



Week 4
T
September 15
Design Project Presentations



R
September 17
Reputation and Trustworthiness
Video
Reputations Systems



Week 5
T
September 22
Discrimintation and Signals



R
September 24
Social News Websites
Slashdot, Reddit, Digg, Top 10 Lists


Week 6
T
September 29
In Class Studio



R
October 1
Design Project Presentations


Week 7
T
October 6
Impression Formation



R
October 8
Mimicry and Alignment


Week 8
T
October 13
In Class Studio


R
October 15
Design Project Presentations


Week 9
T
October 20
Sociable Design



R
October 22
Gossip, Diffusion, and Cacades


Week 10
T
October 27
No Class - Infovis



R
October 29
Understanding Physical Spaces


Week 11
T
November 3
Proposal Presentations



R
November 5
Proposal Presentations


Week 12
T
November 10
Recommender Systems, Voting and Opinions



R
November 12
In Class Studio


Week 13
T
November 17
Final Design Project Presentations



R
November 19
Ethics and Privacy


Week 14
T
November 24
No Class - Thanksgiving Holiday


R
November 26
No Class - Thanksgiving Holiday

Week 15
T
December 1
In Class Studio


R
December 3
Final Project Presentations

Week 16
T
December 8
Final Project Presentations