TODAY1. 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, activi ties
IcebreakerTo start today, I want you to completewhat is likely to be a familiar sort oficebreaker activity. You will pair upwith someone you don’t alreadyknow, and over the course of a fewminutes you will interview thatperson.The info you need to get is on the nextslide.
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 Rhetoric5) His/her favorite logo6) One piece of information that will help all of us to remember him/her.
Now, then……let’s talk more specifically aboutwhat we will be doing as a class.At this point, please either focus onthe screen or open the website athttp://www.phillalexander.com/visThat course website, btw, will serve asour activity hub and your syllabus.Let’s talk about class.
And now, TumblrI will show you how to start aTumblr, so follow along if you’re notfamiliar with the site.Please go to http://www.tumblr.comOnce you create your site, pleaseemail the URL to me firstname.lastname@example.org
Your First TumblrFor your first Tumblr post, I wantyou to give me a skills overview.On the next slide you will find aseries of questions. Pleaseanswer them as completely andaccurately 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 onthe syllabus. You have time to completethese, but the sooner, the better.2) read: Williams non-designers designbook Chapters 1,2 & 33) Begin work on your first readingresponse and first design activity
And now…… let’s finish by talking aboutcommunity partners and what ourmajor projects for the semester willlook like.And, of course, answer questions.