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
Responses


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


Assignment



F
February 6
Signals of Status
Hierarchy
Instagram, FourSquare Badges

Assignment


Week 4
W
February 11
Design Project Presentations
Responses



F
February 13
Reputation and Trustworthiness
Video
Reputations Systems


Assignment


Week 5
W
February 18
The Commons

Assignment



F
Februry 20
Social News Websites
Slashdot, Reddit, Digg, Top 10 Lists

Assignment

Week 6
W
February 25
In Class Studio


F
February 27
Design Project Presentations
Responses

Week 7
W
March 4
Impression Formation

Assignment


F
March 6
Mimicry and Alignment

Assignment

Week 8
W
March 11
In Class Studio


F
March 13
Design Project Presentations
Responses

Week 9
W
March 18
Sociable Design

Assignment


F
March 20
Gossip, Diffusion, and Cacades

Assignment

Week 10
W
March 25
No Class - Spring Break


F
March 27
No Class - Spring Break

Week 11
W
April 1
Proposal Presentations


F
April 3
Proposal Presentations

Week 12
W
April 8
Recommender Systems, Voting and Opinions


F
April 10
In Class Studio

Week 13
W
April 15
Final Design Project Presentations


F
April 17
Ethics and Privacy

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