DIG2500c_lecture8 - Fall 2009 Semester Dr. Rudy McDaniel...

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DIG2500c: Fundamentals of Interactive Design Fall 2009 Semester Dr. Rudy McDaniel Lecture 8: ActionScript Programming: The Basics
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Reminders Lab 3 due next Friday (10/30) by 5pm Although we are beginning programming this week, there should be no code in Lab 3. You might want to start a new copy of the FLA file for Lab 4 if you want to practice your coding. The materials from Laws of Simplicity
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Midterm Review Review of Midterm Curve (3 questions = 6 percentage points) Questions?
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This Week Introduction to programming in ActionScript We are now going to shift gears into the applied domain. Our goal will be to apply the theories we have learned about to design. Verb-centric design means programming interactions!
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Programming for the Nonprogrammer Most people program every day but they just don’t realize it. We collect data Make decisions Run through ideas Perform routine operations Respond to events Programming is not difficult because
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We Start With English Programming languages are just that, languages They are made up of: Vocabulary (the words) Syntax (how the words form sentences) If your sentences are malformed, the computer can’t understand you and responds in unusual ways
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Pseudocode You need to be able to explain exactly what you want the computer to do in English first Then convert the English into a more structured “pseudocode” language When in doubt, write it out. The better your pseudo-code the better your final project. It is also language independent at this point.
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Example (in English) I want my button to pop up one scene if it has been clicked three times or less. This clip is named “caterpillar.” If my button has been clicked more than three times, I want it to load up the “butterfly” movie clip.
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