Presentation on theme: "Carlena Mattiello: Spring 2011"— Presentation transcript:
1Carlena Mattiello: Spring 2011 Technical Writing and Information Design: A Reflection on the Learning Process
2PROJECTS: A Gradual Progression Project One: SCHEMATICProject Two: MULTIMODALProject Three: TECHNICAL REPORTProject Four: WEB SITEInformation Design Through Hands-On Assignments
3Project One: Schematic 1Project One: Schematicsche·mat·ic [skee-mat-ik, ski-] –adjectivepertaining to or of the nature of a schema, diagram, or scheme; diagrammatic.Organization and Flow of Ideas and Information
4Project One: Schematic For the first assignment, we were required to use a schematic diagram to enhance our first project proposal.For Project One, I proposed the creation of an Avery training guide.I explored various programs that specialize in diagram/flowchart creation such as Omnigraffle; however, I used Microsoft Word to create my flowcharts.(See next page.)
5Project One: Schematic (Continued) I created these two flowcharts to present information to the reader in an organized manner.
6The schematic taught me how to: - explore new applications, - organize presented information, - write concisely for a target audience, and - remain on-point with my proposal.
7Project Two: Multimodal 2Project Two: Multimodalmul·ti·mod·al [muhl-tee-mohd-l, muhl-tahy-] -adjectiveCharacterized by several different modes of activity or occurrence.Project Enhancement and Using New Media
8Project Two: Multimodal For Project Two, we were required to use at least three unique interactive media tools to present information to our target audience.I created a Web site with embedded video, virtual photo galleries, poll, downloadable PDF files, and hyperlinks.
9Project Two: Multimodal (Continued) The Web site included an embedded video, which I created and uploaded to YouTube, in addition to interactive photo galleries.
10Project Two: Multimodal (Continued) The links above allowed users to download grammar worksheets as PDF files.
11The multimodal project taught me to: - adhere to design constraints, - consider user interaction, and - use new media applications.
12Project Three: Technical Report 3Project Three: Technical ReportTechnical Report: A document that describes the process, progress, or results of technical or scientific research or the state of a technical or scientific research problem. -WikipediaTemplate Creation, Formatting, and Organization of Information
13Project Three: Technical Report While creating the technical report, I worked on creating my own template in Microsoft Word, which included formatting consistency and linking the Table of Contents with paragraphs and page numbering using the program’s menu options.
14Project Three: Technical Report (Continued) I used various Microsoft Word formatting options to create a template that would update itself as information was added.
15Project Three: Technical Report Finally, I learned how to create simple, yet visually attractive graphs using graphing software.
16The technical report taught me to: - research components of a technical report, - design a functional template, and - consider formatting consistency.
174Project Four: Web SiteHTML Coding, File Uploading, and Site Management
18So far, I have been able to: Project Four: Web SiteI am currently completing Project Four: a Web site that focuses on Maryland’s blue crab culture and traditions.So far, I have been able to:Use TextEdit to prepare HTML codeUpload files successfully to a server/hostSuccessfully add photos and embed videos (linked to outside pages and those saved within files)Alter font size, type, and colorCreate simple tablesCreate bullets/lists/block textLink to interior/exterior pages
19Project Four: Web Site (Continued) I was able to use Filezilla to upload a set of organized files to a server that displays my Web site online.
20The Web site taught me:- the basics of HTML coding, - to consider audience usability, - trial and error techniques, and - how to combine the design elements learned throughout the semester.