Social  Spaces:  social ( signals + media )

Course Syllabus


Note:  Assignments are listed on the day they are due.  Reading critiques should be sent by 11:59pm the night before assignment is due.



Week 1
T
August 27
Social Signals
Introduction
Signals and Cues
Costly Signals
Course Overview
Lecture slides



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August 29
Background
Lecture slides

Assignment
Responses


Week 2
T
September 3
Deception
Online Poker
Faces
Lecture slides

Assignment
Responses



R
September 5
Design Project Presentations

Responses

Week 3
T
September 10
Public Displays and Performance
Social Grooming
Music


Assignment
Responses


R
September 12
Signals of Status
Hierarchy
Instagram, FourSquare Badges

Assignment
Responses

Week 4
T
September 17
Design Project Presentations

Public Responses


R
September 19
Reputation and Trustworthiness
Video
Reputations Systems

Assignment

Responses

Week 5
T
September 24
Social News Websites
Slashdot, Reddit, Digg, Top 10 Lists
Lecture slides

Assignment

Responses


R
September 26
Design Project Presentations

Responses

Week 6
T
October 1
Impression Formation

Assignment

Responses


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October 3
No Class Today

Assignment

Responses

Week 7
T
October 8
Mimicry and Alignment

Assignment
Responses


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October 10
Design Project Presentations

Responses

Week 8
T
October 15
Sociable Design

Assignment
Responses


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October 17
Gossip, Diffusion, and Cacades

Assignment
Responses

Week 9
T
October 22
No Class Today

Assignment


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October 24
No Class Today

Assignment

Week 10
T
October 29
Voting and Opinions

Assignment
Responses


R
October 31
Recommender Systems

Assignment
Responses

Week 11

November 5
Design Project Presentations

Responses


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November 7
Proposal Presentations

Week 12
T
November 12
Proposal Presentations


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November 14
Ethics and Privacy

Week 13
T
November 19
In Class Studio


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November 21
In Class Studio

Week 14
T
November 26
No Class - Thanksgiving Break


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November 28
No Class - Thanksgiving Break

Week 15
T
December 3
In Class Studio


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December 5
Final Project Presentations

Week 16
T
December 10
Final Project Presentations