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Assigned Date: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015
Due Date: Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
Due Time: 8:20 AM

Last modified on December 02, 2015, at 04:16 PM (see updates)


Use at least 3 different ways to capture user input.

Do something creative and exciting with it.

In other words, feel free to express yourself!

Three different ways to capture input include:

  • GUI widgets
  • GUI graphics objects
  • GUI keyboard and mouse events.

It is OK (but not required for this assignment) to also experiment with:

  • MIDI events and
  • OSC events.

This is a solo (i.e., work on your own) assignment.

Demonstration (in-class)

On the due date:

  • Bring a printout of the report and hand it in to the instructor (see details below).
  • Be ready to demonstrate your work in class on the due date.

Submissions (on-line)

Files to submit via OAKS:

  • A document file in PDF format (created via Word, Google Docs, etc.) that includes the following, as separate sections:
    1. Your name, class, assignment, and title of piece.
    2. A description of your creative work (a paragraph or two), including your final GUI (one or more screenshots) with caption/description(s).
    3. Your program (code) included as an Appendix
  • Your program (give it a descriptive name).
  • All media (WAV, MIDI, JPG, or PNG files) needed by your code.


Your grade will be based on how well you followed the above instructions. Also on:

  • The variety of ideas you tried.
  • The creativity and aesthetics of your GUI design (aim for something that works well and looks pretty).
  • Quality of code (e.g., comments, variable names, etc.)
  • How interesting your work is.
  • Live demonstration of your work in class.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand functions and use them to design processes involving modularization.
  • Use predefined classes in program development (object-based programming).
  • Understand events and graphical user interfaces and use them to develop simple computer-based, interactive creative works.