Course MD 501 Winter 2018/19 - Advanced Digital Media (Real Time)


Lecturer | Alex Essen
Instructors | Remone Wahib
T.A. | Kholoud Elhelaly | Ahmed Sherif

“People crave comfort, people crave connection, people crave community.” - Marianne Williamson

Group 1 - 3 | Lectures: Wednesday (1st Slot) | H1
Group 1 | Tutorial and Practical: Tuesday (2nd to 4th Slot) | D5.105
Group 2 | Tutorial and Practical: Wednesday (2nd to 4th Slot) | D5.105
Group 3 | Tutorial and Practical: Thursday (1st to 3rd Slot) | D5.105

Project description

Under the umbrella "BRANDING EGYPT", this course will give an overview about creating concepts within the media technology called “arduino”. The project outcome is a media concept and also a particular realization, which are based on IPO (Input, Processing, Output) and fitting helpful concepts into the context of supporting the Egyptian everyday life.

Objectives & Structure

The course is divided into lectures (theoretical concept part) and practical (tutorials, examples and coding for arduino). The theoretical part trains the students to find an useful application (potential) or problem (and solution) in order to create a solid media design concept. The practical part will train the students to realize their concepts into an actual realized project, which will be a concept presentation and prototype in the end of semester.

Project aims

In this course students learn how to generate interactive media concepts. In the lectures as well as in the practicals they will comprehend examples of arduino environments, games and other, abstract examples of Interaction Design and other IPO-media in order to create and improve useful projects and their presentations.


Week Title Details Downloads / Info
Wednesday, 12.09.2018 Introduction LECTURE 01: About the course / Media Design / Briefing for Assignment #1 Start of Lectures

Download LECTURE 01-1
Download LECTURE 01-2 (Assignment “QR Code”

Wednesday, 19.09.2018 Presentation of assignments Presentation of assignments in the Tut slots (instead of Lecture on Wednesday) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
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