First Visrhet of 2014


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First Visrhet of 2014

  1. 1. January 27, 2014 January 27, 2014
  2. 2. TODAY 1. Icebreaker: introducing ourselves. 2. Visual Rhetoric: what’s up with that? 3. So what are we going to be doing? 4. Did someone say Tumblr? 5. Activities, activities, activities
  3. 3. Icebreaker 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 person. The info you need to get is on the next slide.
  4. 4. Find out… 1) The person’s name (obviously) 2) What he/she goes by (if it’s different) 3) His/her major and progress in the program. 4) Why he/she decided to take Visual Rhetoric 5) His/her favorite color 6) One piece of information that will help all of us to remember him/her.
  5. 5. Now, then… …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.
  6. 6. 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 Once you create your site, please email the URL to me at
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Skills Overview How much experience do you have with: 1)Adobe InDesign? Adobe Photoshop? Dreamweaver? 2)Desktop publishing? 3)Document design– working on a magazine, newspaper, website, or designing any sort of paperwork? 4)Creating art? If so, what kind? 5)Taking photographs? 6)Any visual rhetoric-ish skills you want me to know you have?
  9. 9. For Next Time For Thursday: 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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