Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
- A Day.
- CTE Face to Face is Thursday September 14th at 6pm (TODAY). Tell family today, make sure you are off work. You bring your family in and you get a letter grade added to your Worker Traits component for the week.
- This is just a reminder: College classes TOMORROW. We will all get on the bus together @ 9:20AM, right before class. Then we will all head to our classes at CCV while I bounce back and forth between the two classes. When we come back, we will grab lunch and head to afternoon classes.
- How to make figure photos more dramatic.
9:40 Attendance and Article
9:45 Group Infographic
Today we will be using the rest of the day (and some tomorrow) to create infographics. You will have the opportunity to build not just a basic infographic. You will have the opportunity to make a poster style infographic, an after effects or premiere animation graphic (extra credit), or a web page infographic (extra credit).
You will be working in groups of 3.
Team Blueberry – Conor, Witham, Alex
- Team Avocado – Eli, Goodman, Tenzin
- Team Raspberry – Bruce, Haley, Carner
- Team Grapefruit – Reid, Sarah, Soren
Steps to making an infographic:
Step 1 – topic
What is the topic of you infographic? I would spend a good 10 minutes here to figure out your topic. Yes it can be around video games, or food, or puppies. It really can be about anything. When looking up a subject, I would just make sure you are picking a topic that has a good amount of facts and numbers. We want to be able to visualize the content, numbers are good to visualize.
Step 2 – research
Get the facts, numbers, points about your topic. I would gather more information here than you think. Compile a good text document of facts about your topic. Make sure the information you are grabbing is actually important to your original topic. Also make sure the sites you are using are credible.
You must site your information. Not siting your information then calling the information your own in your infographic is plagiarism.
Now it’s time to choose your infographic style. Take a quick look at this cool article that takes a look at different styles of infographics. The article even gives you an infographic on how to choose your infographic… Now I want you to choose if you want to make a simple graphic, a web based graphic (extra credit), or an after effects animated infographic (extra credit). Go out, grab some inspiration to start brainstorming your style.
Step 4 – gather / creating assets
We can start to create the visuals to your infographic. Now to speed up the process a tiny bit, here is a handy site that has free icons that can be used for different design elements. Feel free to create all your assets yourself if you choose. Infographics tend to have a flat style to them, but design choices are really on the group.
Step 5 – design elements
Colors and fonts. Infographics tend to how a few different fonts, title font, reading font, and random designy font. Make sure these fonts fit together. Place them next to each other in different sizes to get a feel for how they compliment each other. For color, hop on over to colorlovours.com and see what pallets you want. Yes you may use shades of each color.
Step 6 – arrange content
It might be a good idea to sort of make a wireframe here. If you are making an animated infographic, storyboard. You don’t need to apply all of your styles here, just start plopping content around in an order that makes sense. I would not put the most valuable bit of information as your first thing. What’s the point of reading after that.
Step 7 – stylize and plugin content
Start plugging in all of your content. Your graphics, design elements (fonts, color, effects), your facts. If you made a good “wireframe” then this should be the easiest part. Or maybe when one person is creating the layout, the other person is creating the actual infographic. Not a bad plan.
10:45 Break (15 Minutes)
11:00 Infographic Cont.
By now you should know your topic, style, and a good amount of your research. Here I am going to layout the requirements for each style of infographic.
A graphic infographic is pretty self explanatory. It’s an infographic. Google has a trillion of them. Gather some inspiration. This will get you 100% credit if you choose this route. I just think this is the paved highway of infographics. No interaction, no flashy elements, no bells and whistles.
- No size requirements
- No specific length, enough to get your point across
The web infographic will be a webpage that displays all of your information on one “page”. Making a graphic infographic and then popping the image on an html page does not count. Actually have to code this up.
- One page
- HTML and CSS
- No large chunk images
- No specific length, enough to get your point across
After Effects or Premiere infographic:
I personally think this is the coolest route to make an infographic. I mean look at this quick, clean infographic about Steph Curry. This direction has all the bells and whistles an infographic was meant for. You have the choice of program on this one. But no 1 2 3 website that builds them for you.
- At least 25-30 second infographic
- After Effects or Premier (no online site)
When complete, upload as infographic.jpg / infographic.mp4 / infographic folder to your week_3 folder.
For the few of you that are signing up for the DIM class, Emmy will be in to help you all register. Listen and do what she says.
12:10 Lunch (30 Minutes)
12:40 Attendance and Article
12:45 T-Shirt Design
This afternoon you will be designing a T-Shirt for CAWD 2017-18. Very fitting! (pun…)
NOW BEFORE YOU GET TOO EXCITED, CAWD HAS $0 FOR THIS.
If I find some money in the Banana Stand in the future, I will be choosing the best design and printing it. But odds are less than 1% that will happen. Still a chance though.
I’m sure you all have seen the HIM, Childcare, and Dentals clothing. They may be bland, but it’s nice to have a unifieing piece of clothing to bring the entire class together.
You have the choice to work in photoshop or through the online shirt retailer Custom Ink software. You do not need to sign up for an account, you are just designing and taking a screenshot.
Custom Ink Examples:
If you are planning on using just photoshop, take a look at these links and try to find the best template that will work for you.
- Front and Back
- No personalization
- 2 Shapes / icons (minimum)
- 2 Fonts (max)
When complete, upload screenshot to your week_3 folder as tshirt.png