15-661 Interaction and Expression using the Pausch Bridge Lighting


Course Level: Undergraduate and Graduate

Frequency Offered: Generally offered every Spring Semester - confirm course offerings for upcoming semesters by accessing the university Schedule of Classes.

Course Relevance (who should take this course?): Students from any discipline. Building upon each student's strengths and working in groups, new light shows are created for the Pausch Bridge in Randy Pausch's memory.

Key Topics:Background Knowledge:Learning Resources:
  • lighting design
  • interactive design


  • Students will learn about design and the Pharos control system
Course Goals/Objectives:Assessment Structure: 
  • Build collaborative skills
  • develop knowledge of expressive tools
  • expand creativity and wonderment
  • Explore light as narrative
  • interpretation of light
  • light as temporal medium
  • designing for interaction
  • Mandatory attendance
  • Active participation
  • Group collaboration
  • Prerequisites Required: None
  • Minimum Grades in Prereqs: n/a
  • Corequisites: None
  • Prerequisite for: None
  • Anti-requisites: None
  • Cross-Listed: 62-661
  • Substitutes: None
  • Related Courses: None
  • Reservations: Course is limited to 12 students for 15-661 and 62-661
Most Recent Syllabus: Special Permission Required: No
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Units: 3
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