FIT GD243: Non-linear Narrative


This was the first assignment: the students could use any sort of HTML they could muster (including deprecated tags and hackery) in order to construct a non-linear narrative. This assignment was originally conceived by CJ Yeh who led that part of the department and I have to say it completely opened me up to a new way of thinking about teaching interaction design. I had been teaching web design in a rote way before, just covering the basics without revealing the adventure and joy of it all.

I refined the lesson to suit my style, but honestly, the students just owned this, they completely dove in.

School: Fashion Institute of Technology, New York , NY
Course: FIT GD243 Web Design and Production

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Libby Clarke is an artist, designer, and educator living in Maplewood, NJ. She received her BFA in Printmaking from James Madison University and her MFA in 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Professionally, Libby has worked as an interaction art director for over 15 years for such companies as and She was an Assistant Professor at the New York College of Technology in Brooklyn, New York. She also served as the Director of the Studio School of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. As an artist, Libby has produced a series of multi-media conceptual products under the name Monstress Productions since 1996. She gives workshops and lectures across the United States on the intersection of art, activism, and technology, and her pieces are exhibited and collected internationally.