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Touro College GST Announces Interface Design Principles Course For Spring 2014 With New Professional Andy Deck November 26, 2013

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Touro College GST Announces Interface Design Principles Course For Spring 2014 With New Professional Andy Deck, Manhattan, New York

Registration for the Spring 2014 semester is now open at Touro College Graduate School of Technology (GST) until Monday, January 20th, so there is still time to apply for one of New York City’s top technology masters programs! Before you fill all your enrollment slots, consider the following information about an exciting new course at Touro GST this spring!

The new course, Interface Design Principles (WMM 601 MA), is taught by a first time Touro GST professional. Andy Deck (pictured above) is an American artist who has lived in and out of New York City for the last 20 years. At the undergraduate level, Deck studied Fine Arts and English Literature before continuing on to obtain a master’s degree in Computer Art, and an additional degree in “image et informatique” from a decorative arts school in Paris.

Students in the Interface Design Principles course will benefit from Deck's two decades of experience teaching history and critical issues related to electronic media, while designing and developing interactive systems. His unique insight will help students decode and interpret the field in the most useful way for emerging practitioners.

The course itself explores the relationship between interactive media and human perception & reaction. Students will investigate software interface related issues, the context for technical research, and critical evaluation of interface design. There will be an emphasis on both visual and conceptual designs. Critical thinking will be used to understand the ramifications of contemporary patterns of media interaction, and a survey of topical readings on interface design will help students evaluate career options in the field. By the end of the course, students will have the skills necessary to conceive and develop interactive projects on their own including difficult management areas like budgets, deadlines, appropriate personnel, quality control, and user testing. For students looking to learn the real science behind design, this course is a must and one that is not easily found outside of Touro.

The graduate school’s Interface Design Principles course taught by Professor Deck is one of many excellent opportunities in higher education this spring at Touro GST. The hallmark of every class at Touro College Graduate School of Technology is the comprehensive understanding of relevant, industry specific education for driven students looking to start or enhance their career as a leader in technology.

For prospective students, there will also be an open house for the Spring 2013 semester at Touro GST on Wednesday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m. Visit Touro GST’s website to R.S.V.P.

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