9104 Tentative Schedule

Fall, 2019

Week Topics   Labs/Exercises Homework/Prep
(for following week)
Sep. 11
  • Intros, Administrivia
  • Technology Intro
  • Twitter
Lab & Exercise: 10 Days of Twitter – Day 1, 2, 3

#MMJC10DoT

Sep. 18
  • HTML, CSS and other Nerdy Things
HTML5/CSS workshop & exercise
Sep. 25
  • How People Read & Writing for Scannabilty
  • Typography
HTML5/CSS workshop & exercise
Oct. 2
  • User-Centered Design: Ethics, Principles and Accessibility
HTML5/CSS
workshop & exercise
  • Finish Exercise
Oct. 9
  • Guest Speaker: Keith Tomasek

Pitch Due

HTML5/CSS workshop & exercise
  • Finish Exercise
Oct. 16
  • Production Week
Oct. 23
  •  Search Engines, Metadata & the Ethics of both
  • 10:15 am — Guest Lecture: “A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager” with Melissa Cheater
Limited time in the lab today: suggested activity is to finish HTML/CSS exercises
Oct. 30
  • Perception, Color Theory, Aesthetics & Graphic Design
  • Designing for Visual Communication (& Infographics)
Photo Retouching

Photoshop Intro

Nov. 6
  • Guest Lecture: Making Integrated Stories w/ Patricia Kozicka (TVO)
Photoshop: Refine Edge, Layer Effects, Filters & OptimizationExercise
Nov. 13
  • Infographic Design
  • Guest Lecture: Dr. Quan-Haase — How People Use Social Media (9:30)
Pictochart, Canva & Spark
Nov. 20
  • Content Strategy
  • Guest Lecturer: Ashley Wiseman, Case Study
WordPress Tutorial

Exercise – Portfolio

Nov. 27
  • Social Media Best Practices & Campaigns

Infographic Due *you can also elect to submit this with your integrated story, rather than now

WordPress Tutorial

Exercise – Portfolio

  • N/A
Dec. 4 TBA

Exercises Due

Guest Lecturer: Great LinkedIn Profiles w/ Jennifer Baytor
  • N/A
Dec. 11
  • Panel: Working in Social Media and Keeping Sane

Integrated Story Due

Work Time
  • N/A

Western University: Faculty of Information & Media Studies

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