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CJ374 ~ Design & Visual Presentation I ~ Summer 2021

Week 1

June 7 to June 14, 2021

Activities and Assignments

Week 1 Assignment

Please make sure to put your name in the name of the file that you are submitting!

Please make sure that your submission is formatted as a Microsoft Word document. Here is a template file to use for your convenience; your_last_name_week1.docx

Read the course syllabus!

Our course syllabus is posted on the home page of this site and can be accessed by clicking this link: Class Syllabus

Other Required Reading

Non-Designer's Design Book The 4th Edition

Read chapter 1 of the Non-Designer's Design Book The 4th Edition

And

Caffeine For the Creative Mind

Read Caffeine for the Creative Mind Introduction
Well worth your time!

Complete this initial course Questionnaire

This is so that I can get a sense of where everyone is at regarding 21 Century Skills; software skill levels, research abilities, etc.

Please know that there are no wrong answers! This will only take 5 minutes at the most! Thank you in advance for doing this!

Signup for LinkedIn Learning / Lynda.com

Lynda or LinkedIn? It really doesn't matter... The course we need to take will be the same on either site. I like LinkedIn. It is a professional social media site - and it is definitely the market leader. Having a LinkedIn profile makes it possible to for us connect with potential employers and clients in a professional manner. In a "21st century" digital world, having a LinkedIn profile can definitely make us more visible to the people that matter!

This link will take us to Linkedin where we can create our own profile.

This link takes us to the required course on LinkedIn Learning's website. InDesign 2021 Essential Training - InDesign: Learn the fundamentals

InDesign 2021 Essential Training - InDesign: Learn the fundamentals

Clicking the image below will take us to the required course on lynda.com;

Lynda.com InDesign Course

Watch These Videos!

Graphic Design Lecture with Jennifer Spencer

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Beginning Graphic Design: Fundamentals

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Weekly Course Discussion

Our intial discussion will be a personal introduction. Please tell the class your name, home state and also tell us a bit about you; your personal interests, favorite sport (if any), music genre, etc. I am hoping to see an authentic expression of who you are... My intro is on the about your instructor page on this site. I will be posting on the course discussion page also.

Please login to your account at http://my.unm.edu/home and then go to your https://learn.unm.edu/ area to see this discussion.

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