Any very simple GUI (or TUI) frameworks/toolkits with simple scripting or WYSIWIG-ish you can recommend? I am teaching a user interface class in the spring and will split the class into 4 modules: text user interfaces, graphical user interfaces, voice user interfaces, speculative user interfaces.
I have all but the GUI one pretty firmed up.
In the past I taught Hypercard intro then Applescript on classroom computers before transition to HTML/CSS but this semester is remote and i'm rethinking
@exquisitecorp sounds really amazing. i’d love to see what the shape of the course looks like when you’re finished.
if python is familiar for the students ruby maybe isn’t that out-of-left-field, but i can appreciate that more languages == less accessible course calendar.
i will keep thinking about other things i’ve played with. best wishes to you and your curriculum.
@benjaminwil i will def make it public, especially now that teaching is through the internet!
My course has a very traditional name: Creating User Interfaces, but i take the approach at looking at old/early interfaces, informed by David Reinfurt's incredible book A New Program For Graphic Design, and future-oriented. The course is less strident on nuts and bolts mastery and more about history, meaning, accessibility, experimentation. So i try to cover a lot of material rather than mastery.
@benjaminwil what did you study? my undergrad was very different from what i (ostensibly) teach now. i took sociology, opera, art, politics, philosophy, electronic music. but i try to bring all of that to my teaching
@exquisitecorp creative writing (poetry focus) & film studies, but i’m now on one of those technical career paths (dev, ex-technical writer)
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