053: A Design Educator’s View on Front-end Development, Portfolio Courses and More with Yana Sakellion

053: A Design Educator’s View on Front-end Development, Port...

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Yana Sakellion, Associate Professor at the American University in Washington D.C., joins Gary Rozanc to discuss the Student Web Awards and why in an open source industry with a lot of self taught professionals, the there is such a lack of sharing of course material and student work amongst interactive and web design educators. Yana also shares her perspective on the elusive balance of visual design and front-end development training in design programs. Finally, Yana also discusses a variety of ideas including the value of using WordPress templates, where to introduce portfolio courses, and approaches to web design in the classroom.
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Yana Sakellion, Associate Professor at the American University in Washington D.C., joins Gary Rozanc to discuss the Student Web Awards and why in an open source industry with a lot of self taught professionals, the there is such a lack of sharing of course material and student work amongst interactive and web design educators. Yana also shares her perspective on the elusive balance of visual design and front-end development training in design programs. Finally, Yana also discusses a variety of ideas including the value of using WordPress templates, where to introduce portfolio courses, and approaches to web design in the classroom.
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