1. Icebreaker: introducing
2. Visual Rhetoric: what’s up
3. So what are we going to
4. Did someone say Tumblr?
5. Activities, activities,
To start today, I want you to complete
what is likely to be a familiar sort of
icebreaker activity. You will pair up
with someone you don’t already
know, and over the course of a few
minutes you will interview that
The info you need to get is on the next
1) The person’s name (obviously)
2) What he/she goes by (if it’s
3) His/her major and progress in the
4) Why he/she decided to take Visual
5) His/her favorite color
6) One piece of information that will
help all of us to remember
…let’s talk more specifically about
what we will be doing as a class.
At this point, please either focus on
the screen or open the website at
That course website, btw, will serve as
our activity hub and your syllabus.
Let’s talk about class.
And now, Tumblr
I will show you how to start a Tumblr,
so follow along if you’re not familiar
with the site.
Please go to http://www.tumblr.com
Once you create your site, please
email the URL to me at
Your First Tumblr
For your first Tumblr post, I want
you to give me a skills overview.
On the next slide you will find a
series of questions. Please
answer them as completely and
accurately as you can.
How much experience
do you have with:
1)Adobe InDesign? Adobe Photoshop?
3)Document design– working on a
magazine, newspaper, website, or
designing any sort of paperwork?
4)Creating art? If so, what kind?
6)Any visual rhetoric-ish skills you
want me to know you have?
For Next Time
1) Start the InDesign tutorials described on
the syllabus. You have time to complete
these, but the sooner, the better.
2) read: Williams non-designers design
book Chapters 1,2 & 3
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