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Tech Track - Courses 2018-2019

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Synopsis

The Tech Track is given at @CMDA in 2018 between 8 October and 30 November.

Description

In Tech Track you鈥檒l advance your web dev skills, learn how to learn libraries and frameworks, and to create interactive visualisations from external data.

Tech Track is an elective track of three courses given in Information Design (fall semester), building further on knowledge acquired in Internetstandaarden, Inleiding Programmeren, Frontend 1, Frontend 2, and Backend.

If you鈥檇 like to continue with web development after this track, pick Minor Everything Web in the spring semester.

Here are a few examples of what students made last year:

@LeonvanZijl
@danoszz
@meesrutten
@vriesm060

Communication

  • GitHub 鈥 Main source of information, assignments, important dates, and more
  • Website 鈥 Examples and assignments
  • Slack 鈥 General chatter and Q&A
  • Moodle 鈥 Schedulers

Goals

Main goals

The 2 main goals in this track are that you鈥檙e able to:

  • learn how to create with libraries
  • create interactive visualisations from external data

Subgoals

In practice you鈥檒l learn to:

  1. read docs
  2. write docs
  3. debug code
  4. refactor code
  5. manipulate elements
  6. load external data
  7. transform data
  8. use svg
  9. use scales
  10. use data joins
  11. apply motion

Grade

Course Points
Frontend Applications 3 ECTS
Functional Programming 3 ECTS
Frontend Data 3 ECTS
Total 9 ECTS

Materials

Resources used in this track

馃拋 The three books are free for HvA students through Safari Bookshelves. Lynda is free for HvA students through our portal.

Resources to refresh your memory

Resources used in previous courses

Bugs

If you have questions:

Courses

Frontend Applications

In frontend apps (fa) students learn how to learn a library, and concretely how to load external data and manipulate elements. Students additionally learn about programming principles like reading and writing documentation.

This course is completed by passing assessment 1.

Functional Programming

In functional programming (fp) students learn how to create visualisations from external data, and how to clean and transform data, use svg, use d3, and specifically use d3鈥檚 scales. Students additionally apply learning attained in frontend apps.

This course is completed by passing assessment 2.

Frontend Data

In frontend data (fd) students create an interactive visualisation, use data joins, apply motion, and additionally apply learning outcomes attained in previous courses. Students additionally learn about programming principles like debugging and refactoring code.

This course is completed by passing assessment 3.

Semester

This track is given in the Information Design semester (fall). Information Design is all about data visualisation and infographics. In six courses and two projects students learn how to visualise data and complex information.

After the initial three courses on data visualisation, students choose either a visual or technical track of another three courses. After both tracks, the two groups come back together and show and combine their skills in two projects.

In the tech track students learn how to build visualisations into reality. Albeit technical, the track tests your creativity.

Programme

This track is given at Communication and Multimedia Design, a design bachelor focused on interactive digital products and services. CMD is part of the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Conduct

This track has a Code of Conduct. Anyone interacting with this repository, organisation, or community is bound by it.

Staff and students of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) are additionally bound by the Regulation Undesirable Conduct (Regeling Ongewenst Gedrag).

License

Unless stated otherwise, code is MITTitus Wormer, docs and images are CC-BY-4.0.