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Interactivity: A Free Saturday Class

University of Michigan-Dearborn, Department of Computer and Information Science will host free class on software interactivity given by noted game developer Chris Crawford on February 20th, 2010.


Interactivity is the primary source of value for all software. Web browsers, games, email, and spreadsheets all depend upon their interactivity for their delivered value. This month, the University of Michigan-Dearborn will host a class on the role of interactivity in software interface design, software architecture, algorithm design, and the importance metaphorical thinking. The course, titled "Interactivity," will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. February 20th on the UM-Dearborn campus. A light lunch will be included. This event is sponsored by the Department of Computer and Information Science. Course participants will spend the day discussing the topic of interactivity with Chris Crawford. Chris headed the Games Research Group at Atari, founded the Game Developer's Conference, and has most recently been working on an engine for creating interactive storyworlds.

"This course shows how to use metaphorical thinking in the creation of new interactive software products," according to Bruce Maxim, associate professor of Computer and Information Science at UM-Dearborn, who is coordinating the course.

PLEASE RSVP with Bruce Maxim at bmaxim@umich.edu by Friday, February 12th



University of Michigan - Dearborn campus
4901 Evergreen
Dearborn, MI

For more information on the presenter, visit Chris Crawford's Wikipedia entry.
For a full class overview, click here.