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Visual Rhetoric, January 15th, 2013



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  • 1. 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
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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 at course website, btw, will serve asour activity hub and your syllabus.Let’s talk about class.
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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?
  • 8. 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
  • 9. And now…… let’s finish by talking aboutcommunity partners and what ourmajor projects for the semester willlook like.And, of course, answer questions.