- Susan Yvonne Curtis
- McCormick Tribune 2131 - We 2:00PM - 4:50PM
- This is an undergraduate class that explores the fundamental tools of design, typographic contrast and color theory. You will analyze current approaches to newspaper, magazine, web and mobile design. We will discuss how planning, and developing visual communication contribute to better design product. Design is approach through writing and editing as a single process in which the written and visual aspects of journalism are given equal attention. Every one is expected to take their project to a creative and highly innovative solution. This is achieved by following guidelines of good design process and spending the necessary time on each project. This forces you to think beyond the obvious and develop your ability to generate ideas.
All students are expected to present and defend their design solutions to the class. This course is divided into lectures, research, sketching, computer lab time, and critiques.
- JOUR 301
- · Know how to choose typefaces according to your audience and delivery system.
· Explore how color effects perception and behavior.
· Become more observant and critical in the area of design.
· Able to suggest good design solutions for packaging stories.
· Develop innovative ways to communicate with audiences.
· Develop skills in picture editing.
· Prototyping your design solutions then testing online usability and print functionality.
- *Textbook under review. One will be required.*
Small Artist sketchbook is used to develop sketches (thumbnail, rough, and comprehensive layouts) that are created in a step-by-step process to develop a final solution.
- InDesign CS4 or CS5 for the Macintosh and Windows, by Sandee Cohen, Published by Peachpit Press
Photoshop CS4 or CS5 for Windows and Macintosh, by Elaine Weinmann & Peter Lourekas, Published by Peachpit Press
Steve Krug "Don't Make Me Think" 2 edition
Patrick NcNeil "The Web Designer's Idea Book"
- No P/N option for this section
- Enrollment Requirements: Pre-Requisite: Reserved for students who have taken & passed JOUR 301.
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