TRANSDISCIPLINARY SKILL: Publishing
Publishing refers to any visual product that is taken to its final state to be viewed by a specific audience. This includes: posters, brochures, flyers, comics, and other printed materials.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOME:
Students will be able to produce a printed document that effectively communicates an idea to an audience using an appropriate mix of text, images, and design.
FORM / STRUCTURE IN APPLICATION AT NIS:
General guidelines (specifics ie number of fonts, etc. to be determined by individual teacher)
– Determine the target AUDIENCE
– Produce TEXT and collect relevant IMAGES and/or graphics
– Choose an appropriate LAYOUT
– Consider type and number of FONTS to be used
– Determine use of COLOUR to communicate the message
– Consider additional DESIGN CONCEPTS
– Produce a final PRINTED document (as appropriate)
TECHNOLOGY: (teacher to determine extent of choice; some students may need explicit support for programmes new to them)
– Comic life magiq,
PROCESSES FOR HOW THIS IS TAUGHT AT NIS:
a. PURPOSE: Why are we creating this product? To inform? persuade? entertain?
a. AUDIENCE: For whom, what language is appropriate for purpose and audience
– Text: Produce, Edit, Proof all text that may be used in document
– Select Images (online or personally created)
– Source Images
– Import Images into iPhoto to compress file sizes
– Export smaller image files into NEW folder
d. LAYOUT: Teacher/Student decide whether to start with a Blank Canvas or to use a TEMPLATE
e. FONTS: Students need to be made aware of why to limit the number of font families in a document (for consistency, effective communication, etc.)
f. COLOR: Determine proper use (e.g., using complimentary colors – from opposite sides of color wheel, contrasting colors for text, etc.)
g. DESIGN CONCEPTS: Consider Balance, Emphasis, Movement, Pattern, Proportion (see Design Fundamentals Presentation)
– Use PREVIEW function to review final version
– Print in BLACK and WHITE to check layout and design
– Check to eliminate excess pages (only print what you need!) — PRINT.
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