WRA 360 syllabus schedule modules miscellaneous

Readings are all available on our class D2L site (https://d2l.msu.edu).

We'll be keeping notes, sharing ideas, and creating semester-long reading discussion materials in our shared Google Drive folder; https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7e52Bykc1SSOEcxYUZKZ2stYkk?usp=sharing (you must be signed into Google with your MSUnet ID or you will not be able to access the folder).

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1
Th 9/1
   
 
   
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2
T 9/6
Schriver, “What is Document Design?”
Markel, “Designing the Document”

 
       
2
Th 9/8
Dobrin, Keller, and Weisser, Chapter 2: "Rhetoric and Technical Communication"
Ehses and Lupton, selection from Rhetorical Handbook
 
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3
T 9/13
Sturken and Cartwright, Chapter 1 from Practices of Looking: “Practices of Looking: Images, Power, and Politics”  
       
3
Th 9/15
Davis, "The Elements of the Page"
Cullen, "Structure and Organization"
Lynch and Horton, Chapter 7 from Web Style Guide 3: “Page Design”
draft of Module 1 due for workshopping in class
 
       
3
Su 9/18
Module 1 due by 10am  
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4
T 9/20
Lipton, Introduction to Designing Across Cultures
Oliu, Brusaw, and Alred, "Using Graphics to Communicate Internationally"
 
       
4
Th 9/22
Spiekermann and Ginger, "Type is Everywhere"
Heller, Introduction to Typology
 
       
4
Su 9/25
Module 2 due by 10am  
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5
T 9/27
Williams, "Readability and Legibility"
White, "Text"
Before & After, "Design Below the Line"
 
       
5
Th 9/29
Cullen, "Typesetting Factors"
Before & After, "Callout Ideas"
 
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6
T 10/4
Williams, "Four Principles of Conceptual Presentation Design"
Reynolds, Chapter 6 from presentationzen: "Presentation Design"
 
       
6
Th 10/6
Haslam, "What is a Book?"
Haslam, "Covers and Jackets"

 
       
 
Su 10/9
Module 3 due by 10am  
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7
T 10/11
Xerox, "International Color Guide"
"Color and Appetite Matters"
Morton, "Taking the Color of Medications Seriously"
Bengal, "Pink & Blue"
Szantó, "The Color of Revolution"
 
   
7
Th 10/13
Baer, "Process: Prototypes and Testing"
Cerejo, "Design Better and Faster with Rapid Prototyping"
Module 4 Activity 4 due for workshopping in class
 
       
7
Su 10/15
Module 4 due by 10am  
       
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8
T 10/18
at least three "Day in the Life…" readings posted on D2L  
   
8
Th 10/20
NO CLASS--I AM OUT OF TOWN  
       
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9
T 10/25
Harper, Introduction to Radical Graphics
Heller, "Cheapskate Design"
 
   
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Th 10/27
   
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10
T 11/1
Before & After, "How to Design Motion"
Before & After, "Make a Theme"
 
   
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Th 11/3
Before & After, "Frame Shop Logo Makeover"  
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T 11/8
Aoki, Boyle, and Jenkins, Bound by Law
Moll, “Good Designers Copy, Great Designers Steal”
Moll, “Good Designers Redesign, Great Designers Realign”

 
   
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Th 11/10
draft of Module 5 due for workshopping in class  
       
11 Su 11/13 Module 5 due by 10am  
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12
T 11/15
Dragga and Voss, "Cruel Pies: The Inhumanity of Technical Illustrations"  
   
12
Th 11/17
Markel, "Choosing the Appropriate Kind of Graphic"
Wilbur and Burke, "Explaining How Things Work"
 
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13
T 11/21
Kimball and Hawkins, chapter excerpt, "Variables in Print Format"
Before &After, "How to Design a Small Poster"
Before & After, "Design a Brochure of Squares"
Before & After, "Design a Story-style Brochure"
 
       
13
Th 11/23
NO CLASS--THANKSGIVING  
   
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14
T 11/29

Kimball and Hawkins, "Production"
Williams, "Flyers"
Before & After, "Design a Multi-purpose Flyer"
Before & After, "Design a Flier that Sells"

 
   
14
Th 12/1
draft Module 6 due for workshopping in class  
       
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15
T 12/6
Lannon, "Instructions"
E3 Media Group, "How to Make Instructional Videos that Won't End Up on a 'Worst of' List"
Before & After, "Draw Great Visual Instructions"
 
   
15
Th 12/8
MSU Career Passport, 2014–2015
Hansen, “Your Job Skills Portfolio”
Mathers, “Your Online Portfolio: The Rights and Wrongs”
Mathers, “19 Reasons Your Online Portfolio Gets Barely Any Visits”
 
       
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W 12/14
Module 6 due by noon; any revised work due by noon
       
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dànielle nicole devoss | devossda@msu.edu

syllabus modules miscellaneous