Design Technology I


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

Wednesday, January 10
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 17
Photoshop Demo + Exercises; File Management; Color; Type; Organizing Assets; Introduction of Project 1; Social Media Sizes and Resolutions (100 pts) See Project Resources for more info.; Look at Examples; Setting up Document; Researching Idea

Monday, January 22
Check in with ideas and first drafts for Project 1; Cover other tools in Photoshop and other for Project; Studio Time

Wednesday, January 24
Look at first draft of SM ad; Discuss altering ad for other SM outlets; Work on other formats in class

Monday, January 29
Final Critique of Project 1; Begin InDesign; Redo Ad

Wednesday, January 31
Begin InDesign; Introduce Project 2: Print Advertisement and Direct Mail Piece; Discuss Specs
For Next Class: Choose Ad to Redo; Sketch Ideas

Monday, February 5
Work in Class on Setting up Document and Finding/Choosing Assets for Project
For Next Class: Be Prepared to show draft/direction

Wednesday, February 7
Show draft to instructor; Work in Class
For Next Class: Be Prepared to Show 1st draft in digital form for Full-Class Critique

Monday, February 12
Full-Class Critique of Ad and Direct Mail Project; Discuss Printing
For Next Class: Print Both Ad and Direct Mail Piece

Wednesday, February 14
Look at Printed Ad and Direct Mail Piece;  Project 3: Booklet (Content)
For Next Class: Choose specific content; Sketch ideas for layout, type organization/hierarchy, visual direction

Monday, February 19
In-Design Demo on Multipage Project (Grids); Color and Typographic Styling
For Next Class: Have In-Design Document Set-up + Type Styles and Colors; Begin Layout

Wednesday, February 21
Look at drafts in small groups for feedback; Work on Finalizing
For Next Class: Complete Full Draft for Digital Critique

Monday, February 26
Work in class on layout of book; Other Tools in InDesign

Wednesday, February 28
Digital Critique of Draft Booklet

March 5–9 Spring Break

Monday, March 12
Check-in on Designs for Booklet; Discuss Final Changes; Work in Class

Wednesday, March 14
Final work day; Complete for printing (Print Instructions)
Next class: Book printed and bound and ready for critique

Monday, March 19
Final Critique of Printed Book
Introduction to Project 4-6: Interactive Presentation / Website Prototyping (Illustrator, Photoshop, XD); Discussion of Process; Set up Document in InDesign
Next Class: Have research begun and mostly done; bring to class so we can begin creating our Interactive Presentation

Wednesday, March 21
Demo on Interactivity and work in InDesign

Monday, March 26
Finalized Interactive Presentation to show on Wednesday

Wednesday, March 28
Work on Presentations

Monday, April 2
Finish Presentations

Wednesday, April 4
Look at Interactive Presentations and begin work on setting up our styles and wireframes in Illustrator

Monday, April 9
Work on Wireframes and System in Class

Wednesday, April 11
Present Wireframes and System; Begin work on designing website in Photoshop

Monday, April 16
Work on Design in Photoshop and look at making Animated Gifs 

Wednesday, April 18
Work in Class; Look at Adobe XD Prototyping

Monday, April 23
Critique Final Website Designs and Work in Adobe XD

Wednesday, April 25
Last Day of Class to Work

Finals: Wednesday, May 2, 8-9:55