So the second project I’ve assigned to my interactive design class at Rutgers Newark is to design a widget (like the ones on your iPhone and Dashboard).
The strategy behind the widget is to create something that would help them with their day-to-day college schedules. It’s a widget and not a website, so they have to focus on one or two (maximum) functions. Widgets are all about distallation, both visually and informationally.
The widget could delivery information specific to the student, or it could be something all the students of Rutgers could use.
The students should not limit themselves to what they think is possible. They should start out like this:
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a widget that let me see…. [insert functionality]
It’s going to be a really fun project. I wish I had time to build a widget too. šŸ™‚