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Today’s Design Activities

By Posted in - Class Materials & Spring 2012 UMW Tricks on February 15th, 2012 2 Comments

Some notes, links, and goodies for tonight’s class.

Tracking Participation

ds106 Cat Craziness: Idea of Riffing

Rapid Design Challenge: Valentine Cards

Valentine Day’s ds106 Design Challenge

  1. Pick a card from the set:
  2. Use any software to add a caption to make this a “sorry I forgot your valentine’s day card”
  3. Post to flickr and tag ds106valentine
  4. Send a tweet with your flickr image URL and the #ds106 hash tag

Something Different: The StoryBox

The StoryBox Now

  1. Join the wireless network “Story Box: Share Yours”
  2. In your web browser, go to http://piratebox.local
  3. Explore! Upload at least one image that has not been posted on the internet.

You can find your coupon for sharing something inside the StoryBox.

In Class Design Challenge

rivendell postcard

Create a postcard for a place from a movie or work of fiction. See as an exmaple the LOTR ones created for Mordor & More… by Spring 2011 student chaiPhotos

  • Form a team of four people.
  • Quickly decide on a movie to use and send this out on twitter (include #ds106 hash tag).
  • Decide how to represent the movie’s location as a postcard.
  • Figure out how to divide up the work. One person might create the front graphic; one might do the stamp, one might develop the text and content to be written on the back, and one person might put it all together as a blog post.
  • Send a link to your final work via twitter (do you know what hashtag to use?) and include the names of your team mates.

This has actually been created as a new Design Assignment, Postcards from Magical Places. If you write a blog post about it and detail your portion of creating the group project, you can earn an extra 1 star of work credit this week.

Schedule Conferences

It’s the time in the semester where I need to meet with you individually to review your work and progress. Please use to schedule a 15 minute slot to meet between Monday 2/20 and Wednesday 2/29. This is mandatory.

(2) awesome folk have had something to say...

  • cali4beach - Reply

    February 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    oh wow… the jim groom catbreading is frightening… i think someone should make a blog or tumblr just dedicated to Jimgroom art hahah :P

  • Annie Belle - Reply

    February 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    JIM GROOM BREADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh my gooodddddd. The whiskers and everything. :0)

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