Format: Davidson Domains
What: Davidson Course in the English Dept.
Course(s): ENG306: Digital Design (Spring 2019)
Who: Faculty, Suzanne Churchill and Digital Learning Assistant Director, Sundi Richard
Description: A course co-taught by English professor Suzanne Churchill and Digital Learning’s Assistant Director Sundi Richard, this course applies design thinking and user-centered design to humanities scholarship in order to reach new audiences. Students design their own humanities research projects, from initial conception to online publication. They learn to frame a topic, identify experts in the field, prepare an annotated bibliography, compile a literature review, and make an original contribution. They also select and learn digital tools appropriate to their projects, using WordPress as the primary platform for disseminating their work. The course focuses on UX-design: making humanities scholarship accessible, interactive, and immersive in order to enhance users’ experience. In the process, they develop skills in research, writing, design, digital dexterity, and project management fundamental to digital humanities and careers outside of academia.
Course Assignment/Syllabus: Course Info
Link to course site: ENG306: Digital Design student examples found under the tab “Project Sites”