Exam and Culminating Prep:

 

Core Concepts developed over the course and that will be addressed on the exam:

  1. Data containment and managment : Differences between files, folders, pages and links.
  2. File types: Similarities and differences between raster based files, vector files,
  3. Composition:--Guidelines and Strategies: "Rules of Composition," "Graphic Design and Layout Strategies" Grid Layout
  4. Design Development Process: Core strategies (Define, Research, Develop Solutions, Select a Solution, Implement, Evaluate) and the fact that this process isn't always linear or cyclical....sometimes you gotta go back as a hitch has come up etc.

 

Design Development:

  1. What do you have to create?
  2. Who for?
  3. With what? (Time, Tools, and Talent)
  4. How, in general will you address this problem (brainstorming stage)
  5. Design development in our context first yeilds a directory structure, linking structure, and sketches of product to be created.

 

 

 

 

Download Adobe Software Page

Human Resources Canada Jobs

HRC Category 5 Jobs (Related to TGJ)

Ontario Skills Passport Site

Our Lit Test Example

 

 

Getting Started

First: Here's the "Course Outline" discussed on day

Primary Rubrics Used In Course (Demonstrate Enduring Understandings...the big ideas you must demonstrate you understand and can use by the end of the course)

  1. Design Report Rubrics
  2. Final Product Rubric

 

Problem Solving Introduction

Cycle 1

To begin our trip through the design development process we will first discuss the difference between a client, producer and audience. We will then discuss what we need to find out from our client when we first begin to consider developing a project. We will then have our first client meeting with our "client": Mr. Jones as he explains the first product that we will develop. Then we'll work together to develop this product. more...

Cycle 2

The second design development cycle will include a discussion of digital photograph and Adobe Photoshop. Our discussion will begin with some basic technical knowledge needed to understand cameras and how they work. We will work our way through the design cycle again, this time constructing material that helps teach photographic composition and the elements of design. more....

Cycle 3

The third design development cycle materials.

Cycle 4

The fourth design development cycle materials.

Resources

In developing our projects all members of the class will find useful resources on the net that will help others in our class. As students e-mail addresses for these resources, I will post them in this section of our site.

Using Adobe InDesign

  1. Adobe's Master Help Page
  2. Setting up a Text frame
  3. Character Level Formatting
  4. Setting A Style (We Will Ultimately Do This)
  5. Adding Lots of Text (Not really needed for this project)
  6. Adding Images
  7. Wrapping Text Around Graphics
  8. Using the Text Wrap Tool
  9. Other Video Topics

Using Photoshop

  1. Adobe Photoshop Tutorial
  2. Adding and Cropping Screenshots in Word

Component Useful To The Web Portion of the Course

CSS Template Sites

Exam Prep

Core Concepts That Will Be Addressed