Digital Design Weeks 1-9 Spring

Weekly Activities Schedule

Week 9 (Mar. 30 - Apr. 3)


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Week 8 (Mar. 23-27)

  • Fri:StartLittle Richard's Business Card Reproduction Challenge
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
      • Introduce the features of Adobe Illustrator for this project
      • Introduce terms for the Art CBA
      • Fill in terms you don't understand in the Terms Google form
      • Remind about presentations from 1st semester
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Work on logo re-creation
      • Review concepts of design (presentations from 1st semester) - who did what?
      • A - 4.1 Identify and correctly use type families(e.g. old style, serif, san serif, script, modern, decorative)
      • B - 4.2 Measure accurately using typography measuring units(e.g. cap height, baseline, x-height, point size, key size, pica, point)
      • C - 4.3 Explain vocabulary of typography(e.g. upper case, lower case, ascender, descender, regular, boldface, condensed, expanded, italic, cursive, font, text, type, type style, justified, unjustified, ragged left, ragged right)
      • D - 4.4 Demonstrate a knowledge of color theory(e.g. light, pigment, transparent/opaque color)
      • E - 4.5 Demonstrate a work knowledge of color organization and the color wheel(e.g. primary, secondary, tertiary, neutrals)
      • F - 4.6 Identify and organize color schemes(e.g. monochromatic, complimentary, analogous triadic, split complimentary)
      • G - 4.7 Demonstrate a working knowledge of values(e.g. value scale, tint, tone, shade, aerial/atmospheric perspective, illusion of space)
      • H - 4.8 Explain additive and subtractive color(e.g. RGB and CMYK)
      • I - 4.9 Apply psychology of color to projects
  • Thurs:WriteALinkedin Recommendation
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
      • IntroduceSarahand her 21st century resume
      • ReviewtheKent University pageabout portfolios
      • Introducethe one day recommendation process
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Completea recommendation
      • Fill outthe Recommendation Feedback form for another student
  • Tues: Read About Portfolios and Make a Blog Post
    • YOUDO
      • Read the Kent University page about portfolios
      • Create a blog post titled, Portfolios: Being Prepared for the Future
      • Include at least a paragraph about what you read
        • Answer these questions and add more ideas of your own
          • What content is required for an effective portfolio?
          • What portfolioformat(s) do you think work best for you, paper-based, online, etc.?
          • What do you already have for your portfolio for this class and your career?

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Week 7 (Mar. 16-20)

  • Thurs: Finish and ReviewLearner ProfileImages
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
      • Review Flickr Gallery
      • Approve finished images
      • Hand back paperwork
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Publish edited image
      • StartHow Bruce Lee Changed the World
        • Who do you look up to?
        • What do you want to accomplish in your life?
        • Watch and think about your own goals

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Week 6 (Mar. 9-13)

  • Fri:CropLearner ProfileImages and Re-upload
    • YOUDO
      • Crop your images in iPhoto to 800 x 300
      • Be ready to share on Monday
      • Postimages into class gallery
      • Make sure you have your best quality image in the class gallery
      • We will Photoshop the overall light and quality next week
    • EXTRA
      • Interested in web development at a higher level?
      • Mr. Le Duc would like to know more about your interests
        1. Explore Javascript atKhanAcademy.org orCodeCademy.comor W3schools.com(or all three!)
        2. Create a blog post titled, Javascript Exploration
        3. Include a screenshot of a code exercise you worked with from one of the sites
        4. Answer these questions in your blog post
          • What site(s) did you explore?
          • What interests you most about Javascript?
          • What is most challenging to you about working with Javascript?
          • What did you or do you do when you can't figure how a Javascript works?
          • Would you like to pursue a career that involves coding as part of your job?
  • Thurs:RemindaboutLearner ProfileRequirements,TakePictures
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
      • Reviewstudents uploaded images
      • Addstudent names to whiteboard
      • Hand outcameras
      • Givecritique on some images
      • Givesuggestions for composing the images
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Takepictures
      • Postimages into class gallery
  • Wed: Work onLearner ProfileProject, Take Pictures
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
      • Reviewstudents uploaded images
      • Add student names to whiteboard
      • Givecritique on some images
      • Givesuggestions for composing the images
      • Hand out cameras
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Takepictures
      • Postimages into class gallery
  • Mon:FinishBlog Posts
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
      • Check in with teams for photos
      • Review Flickr Class Photo Gallery process
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Take pictures
      • Postimages into class gallery
      • When done,reviewLearner Profilepictures requirements
        • You will start taking pictures for this tomorrow

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Week 5 (Mar. 2-6)


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Week 4 (Feb. 23-27)


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Week 3 (Feb. 18-20)

  • Thurs:Participatein Recommendation Rewrite and Work on Projects
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
      • Share notes about recommendations
      • Regrade recommendations
      • Review goals for parallax project
    • WEDO
      • Update recommendations, get approval from person you recommended and hand backform to Mr. Le Duc
    • YOUDO
      • Work on project

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Week 2 (Feb. 9-13)

  • Fri:Workon Project
    • WEDO
      • Fill inquestion form, if you have any for Mr. Le Duc
        • He will answer them on Wednesday
    • YOU DO
      • Workon projects
  • Thurs:StartResearching Parallax Web Animation Project
    • WARM UP
    • I DO
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
      • Requirements for Parallax Animation Audio Video Proof of Concept
        • Parallax scrolling page with foreground, middle ground and background
        • An audio to play either the whole time or part of the time
        • A video clip to be embedded in the scrolling page at some point
        • At least one graphic in the the foreground, middle and background
    • YOU DO
      • Research
      • Bookmark
      • Learn
  • Mon:FinishRecommendations
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Write and critique recommendations
      • Use the template from the linked recommendation article
        • [Descriptive phrase]is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about[name]. Ive had the pleasure of knowing[name]for[length of time], during which[description of your working relationship]. Above all, I was impressed with[name]s ability to[description of what makes person really stand out]. And, of course, his/her[personality trait].[Name]would be a true asset for any positions requiring[1-2 skills needed for position]and comes with my heartfelt recommendation.
    • YOUDO
      • Finish recommendations

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Week 1 (Feb. 2-6)

  • Fri:Write a Recommendation for Another Student in Class
    • WARM UP
      • Watch and listento a piece of Russian history -Rasputin
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Complete a recommendation
  • Tues: Review Designs, Complete Blog Post and Give/Get Critique on Post
    • IDO
      • Review sampleDesign Workflowblog post
      • Remind students to complete Linkedin profile creation
    • WEDO
      • Critiqueeach others blog posts
      • Make sure to critique some's blog post
        • You are getting credit for checking someone's post
        • Make sure you print your name at the bottom of the feedback form
    • YOUDO
  • Mon: FinishBlog Posts
    • IDO
      • Get images or video clips published to Flickr or YouTube
      • Complete Design Workflow blog post
    • YOUDO
      • Work on blog posts

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