Clint Heyer pro­jects

Kat­te­gat

Frame­work for learn­ing web tech­nolo­gies.
2014- With Hen­rik Kok Jør­gensen.

A Javascript frame­work for teach­ing De­sign­ing In­ter­ac­tive Ar­ti­facts, a hands-on course on ex­plor­ing the qual­i­ties of in­ter­ac­tiv­ity.

The frame­work is de­signed such that stu­dents start­ing with no pre­vi­ous knowl­edge of pro­gram­ming can be­gin to pro­to­type in­ter­ac­tion de­sign in a way which is chal­leng­ing and fun. The frame­work uses web tech­nolo­gies be­cause of their ease of use, low bar­rier to en­try, ubiq­uity and rel­e­vance for the em­ploy­ment mar­ket. That said, the course (and there­fore the frame­work) is not about de­sign­ing web­sites or apps - it tries to re­late to a more fun­da­men­tal no­tion of what it means to de­sign in­ter­ac­tion.

Kat­te­gat and its in­cluded sam­ples make it easy to be­gin with:

Kat­te­gat is an open source pro­ject, built us­ing a va­ri­ety of open source pack­ages and de­ploy­able us­ing stan­dard tools.

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