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
W
January 21
Social Signals
Introduction
Signals and Cues
Costly Signals
Course Overview
Lecture slides



F
January 23
Background
Lecture slides

Assignment


Week 2
W
January 28
Deception
Online Poker
Faces
Lecture slides

Assignment



F
January 30
Design Project Presentations

Week 3
W
February 4
Public Displays and Performance
Social Grooming
Music


Assignment


F
February 6
Signals of Status
Hierarchy
Instagram, FourSquare Badges

Week 4
W
February 11
Design Project Presentations


F
February 13
Reputation and Trustworthiness
Video
Reputations Systems


Week 5
W
February 18
Social News Websites
Slashdot, Reddit, Digg, Top 10 Lists


F
Februry 20
Design Project Presentations

Week 6
W
February 25
Impression Formation


F
February 27
Mimicry and Alignment

Week 7
W
March 4
Design Project Presentations


F
March 6
Sociable Design

Week 8
W
March 11
Gossip, Diffusion, and Cacades


F
March 13
Voting and Opinions

Week 9
W
March 18
No Class Today


F
March 20
Recommender Systems

Week 10
W
March 25
No Class - Spring Break


F
March 27
No Class - Spring Break

Week 11
W
April 1
Design Project Presentations


F
April 3
Proposal Presentations

Week 12
W
April 8
Proposal Presentations


F
April 10
Ethics and Privacy

Week 13
W
April 15
In Class Studio


F
April 17
No Class Today

Week 14
W
April 22
No Class Today


F
April 24
No Class Today

Week 15
W
April 29
In Class Studio


F
May 1
Final Project Presentations

Week 16
W
May 6
Final Project Presentations