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  • January 27, 2014 January 27, 2014
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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