A Changed World University-Wide Make-Along: Media with James Nichols
To complement the project, the University of Hertfordshire organised a very successful online teaching and learning event: A Changed World University-Wide Make-Along, with an open invitation to the entire extended Herts community, including University of Hertfordshire students from FE and overseas partners. Experts in creative writing, communication, art, and media led interactive beginners’ sessions in creative arts. Crafting together in real-time, the project connected virtually in a positive and supportive environment, enjoying moments of pride in their own and others’ creativity.
James Clifford Nichols is a Lecturer in Media in the School of Humanities who specialises in media practice. James has a background in interactive media and hyperfiction with experience in photography, online video, animation and web design. He has a keen interest in mobile media design with a focus on user experience (UX) and user interface (UI). His research considers how interactive and screen media impacts reading and his PhD focuses on how comics are read on tablet and smartphone screens. James teaches a broad range of Adobe creative packages including Photoshop, Illustrator, XD and Animate.