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ENGL | JOUR 4850 | 8856 Information Design | Mondays 5:30-8:10 | ASH 145

Weekly Schedule

Assignments are due on the day they appear on the weekly schedule.

Late assignments risk losing points.

All documents must be submitted to pass the course.

Revisions are due two weeks from the original due date.

Legend

DESIGN: Non-Designer's Design Book
WEB: Non-Designer's Web Book
WORKSHOP: Design Workshop (specific chapters will be provided on Blackboard)
TYPE: Non-Designer's Type Book (specific chapters will be provided on Blackboard)

January
Date
In Class
Reading Due for Class
Assignments Due
for Class
11

Introduction

Course Policies

Design Process

Start reading Terrarium;

Recommended: Practices of Looking (available in BB)

Attendance

18

MLK Day: No Class

Continue reading Terrarium

Response to the Syllabus (email to instructor by Monday, 5:30 p.m.)

25

Principles of Design

Health Patrol Packet Assignment;

Finish reading Terrarium

DESIGN: (Chapters 1-5)

Observation Journal

Quiz 1 (p. 86) & 2 (p. 87); (Try to answer the questions without peeking at the answers.)

February
Date
In Class
Reading Due for Class
Assignments Due
for Class
1

Bridgeford Font Quiz #1

Designing with Type using Illustrator or Photohsop (Design a definition of a term from Terrarium and design the definition. Choose from this list of terms: pedbelt, mating ritual, pocket cyber, lightshow, or glider)

DESIGN: (Chapters 9-11)

Take Quizzes following each assigned chapters

8

Bridgeford Font Quiz #2

Manipulating Images (Photoshop)

WORKSHOP: Logos, Postcards, Billboards (available in BB)

Find three or four logos that you like and explain why (email to instructor before class begins.)

15

Bridgeford Font Quiz #3

HP Packet Workshop

Review DESIGN & WORKSHOP chapters

Continue working on HP Packet

22 Document Design Assignment; Getting Started with InDesign DESIGN: (Chapters 9-12)

HP Packet

Complete self-Guided Tours (write responses for three items) & take Quizzes following each assigned chapters

March
Date
In Class
Reading Due for Class
Assignments Due
for Class
1

Readability & Legibility; Tables of Content

WORKSHOP: Tables of Content; (Chapter 12);

TYPE: Readability & Legibility
(both
available on BB)

Continuing working on Document Design assignment

8

Workshop; Oregon City Website Assignment (to think about over break)

Review previous readings

Document Design Assignment

15 SPRING BREAK
22

Website Design; Web Planning (use this form)

WEB: Chapter 6 (reviews design principles) & (Chapters 3 & 8)

 

Complete self-Guided Tours (write responses for three items) & Quizzes following each assigned chapters

In an email to me before class starts, identify your choice for an Oregon City website and explain your interest.

29

Naming Schemas; Interface & Navigation

WEB: (Chapters 4 & 7)

Complete Self-Guided Tours (write responses for three items) & Quizzes for assigned chapters

Sign Up for individual conference with instructor (schedule will be distributed in class); Attendance

April
Date
In Class
Reading Due for Class
Assignments Due
for Class
5

Typography on the Web; Preparing Images for the Web

WEB: (Chapters 10 & 11 & 12)

Complete Self-Guided Tours (write responses for three items) & Quizzes for assigned chapters

12

Online Forms

WEB: (Chapter 13, particularly forms, p. 288)

Complete Self-Guided Tours (write responses for three items) & Quizzes for assigned chapters

19

Peer Review Workshop

None

Complete composition of website; Attendance

26

Presentation of website (5-7 minutes); Final Portfolio Submission Instructions

None

Oregon City website; Attendance

May

1-7 Finals Week; Final portfoliios can be submitted up to Monday, May 3.