Resources

Design

Lorem Ipsum text

http://www.lipsum.com/

Adobe

Video Workshop

Designing for the Web

The Information Architecture Institute

Web Style Guide

Fonts

www.dafont.com
www.microsoft.com/typography/default.mspx
fontsite.com

Stock Images

www.istockphoto.com
www.dreamstime.com
www.gettyimages.com/Home.aspx
www.fotosearch.com/photos-images/profile-woman.html
www.freeimages.co.uk/galleries.htm
pro.corbis.com/default.aspx
www.123rf.com/photos-images/12/1/illustrations.html
www.sxc.hu

Color

eserver.org/courses/w01/tc510/hades/dowd1.htm

Online Journals

e-journals.org
International Journal of Design
Communications of the ACM
AIGA
Designer Today
webdesigner depot
Journal of Design Communication
A List Apart
dropboxesandarrows
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
Photoshop User
A List Apart

COURSE INFORMATION

This course will focus on the production of digital texts as a process of design problem-solving. In a workshop environment, students will create various versions of the same text using different tools and formats as well as read selected texts about design and production as theoretical concepts.

In the process, students will learn effective interface design, readability and legibility of text, layout techniques, and develop technical skills with design software such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver. Students do not need prior knowledge of the software.

dropbox.com

All assignments will be submitted through dropbox.com. You will need to create an account at dropbox.com in order to submit your assignments. This account is free. I will be creating a folder for each of you using your last name. Each of these folders will contain another folder called Ready for Tracy. I will assume that any documents placed into the Ready for Tracy folder are ready for grading. When responding to assignments, I will open a document and resave it with my initials with my comments and grade. You are welcome to save any other documents in this space.

Readings

Course readings other than written
by the instructor can be found in dropbox.com.

Example Documents

Examples of documents can be found
in dropbox.com.

Instructor

Dr. Tracy Bridgeford

tbridgeford@unomaha.edu

Phone: 402.554.3312

Office: ASH 192D

Office Hours:

Mondays 3:00-5:00

Wednesdays 10:00-1:00

and by appointment

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