Design Technology I


T./Th. 9-10
W. 12-2

Wednesday, January 11
1st Day of Class: Introductions; Class Expectations; Knowledge Survey + Technology Discussion; Overview of InDesign (Setting up your tools; Creating a document; Organizing your files, etc.)
Due: Response Sheet (in-class) Turn into Moodle Assignment

Wednesday, January 18
Photoshop Demo + Exercises (recreation of designs to learn InDesign); File Management; Color; Type; Organizing Assets; Introduction of Project 1; Social Media Sizes and Resolutions (100 pts); Look at Examples; Setting up Document; Researching Idea

Wednesday, January 25
Check in with ideas and first drafts for Project 1; Cover other tools in Photoshop and other for Project; Studio Time

Monday, January 30
Look at first draft of SM ad; Discuss altering ad for other SM outlets; Work on other formats in class

Wednesday, February 1
Continuing Working; Check in about other formats with instructor

Monday, February 6
Final Critique of Project 1; Begin InDesign; Introduce Project 2: Redo of Print Advertisement and Direct Mail Piece; Discuss Specs
For Next Class: Choose Ad to Redo; Sketch Ideas

Wednesday, February 8
Work in Class on Setting up Document and Choosing Assets for Project
For Next Class: Have 1st Drafts Complete

Monday, February 13
Small Group Critique of Drafts; Complete Project for Final Critique
For Next Class: Be Prepared to Show Final in digital form for Full-Class Critique

Wednesday, February 15
Full-Class Critique of Ad and Direct Mail Project; Discuss Printing; Begin Project 3
For Next Class: Print Both Ad and Direct Mail Piece;Choose Content Area + Have Sketched Ideas for Newsletter Masthead, Graphics and Layout 

Monday, February 20
Look at Printed Ad and Direct Mail Piece; In-Design Demo on Multipage Project (Grids); Creating Assets in Illustrator
For Next Class: Determine Type Styles, Structure and Limited Color Palette; Work on Masthead and Graphics in Illustrator

Wednesday, February 22
Check-in on Illustrator Work; In-Design Demo on Multipage Project; Setting up Grids, Color and Typographic Styling
For Next Class: Complete Work on Masthead and Graphics; Gather other Graphics as Needed; Have In-Design Document Set-up + Type Styles and Colors; Begin Layout

Monday, February 27
Go over other tools for layout in InDesign; Work in Class on Layout
For Next Class: Complete First Draft for Class Critique

Wednesday, March 1
Class Critique on First Draft; Continuing Working
For Next Class: Complete First Draft for Class Critique

March 6–10 Spring Break

Monday, March 13
Complete Project + Get ready for Printing
Next Class: Have Newsletter Printed

Wednesday, March 15
Final Critique on Printed Newsletters; Introduction to Booklet  (Content)

Monday, March 20
Considerations for Booklet Project: Choosing Type, Color and Image; Planning and Gathering; Review content; InDesign Demo
Next Class: Decide on Direction and make decisions for type, color and image style; begin creating assets; Sketch Booklet Layout and Type and Image Placement

Wednesday, March 22
Complete work on all your assets and begin layout of book
Next class: Have format and layout determine; have grids, character and paragraph styles created

Monday, March 27
Work in class on layout of book

Wednesday, March 29
Meet in small groups for feedback on first draft; Work on making changes
Next class: Complete second draft with all feedback integrated

Monday, April 3
Final work day; Complete for printing (Print Instructions)
Next class: Book printed and bound and ready for critique

Wednesday, April 5
Final Critique of Printed and Bound Booklet; Begin Work on Final Project
Next Class: Choose direction for presentation and develop outline

Monday, April 10
Review Ideas and Outline; Work on creating system and determining color, type, and graphic styles for presentation by sketching either digitally or by hand

Wednesday, April 12
Work in Class on System + Wireframes

Monday, April 17
Review System and Wireframes; Work on Assets in Photoshop and Illustrator

Wednesday, April 19
Work on Assets in Photoshop and Illustrator; Begin work on InDesign Presentation
Next Class: Have all assets ready for and begin work on presentation

Monday, April 24
Complete first full draft of presentation to present next time

Wednesday, April 26
Review Presentation Draft and Plan for Final Changes

Critique of Final Interactive Magazine
8-10 a.m., Monday, May 1