Communicating in Cyberspace

A figure showing nodes of information connected by wires.

Next generation Internet. (Image courtesy of the High Performance Computing & Communications Office of NOAA.)


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Fall 2003



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This course includes a related resources section with examples of excellent and poor web design.

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This class covers the analysis, design, implementation and testing of various forms of digital communication based on group collaboration. Students are encouraged to think about the Web and other new digital interactive media not just in terms of technology but also broader issues such as language (verbal and visual), design, information architecture, communication and community. Students work in small groups on a semester-long project of their choice.

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Edward Barrett. 21W.785 Communicating in Cyberspace. Fall 2003. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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