Mini Assignment: Invention Exercise
With your group members, begin to develop your game principles.
What are concerns you will want to consider?
(Audience(s), Problem, Argument, Approach, Medium, Method)
In a memo (1pg) with headers, subheaders, and images, propose your possible game idea(s) to your boss. Be sure address the questions above as well.
Today, we will be looking at CRAP. 01_CRAP_DOC_DESIGNdesign principles
and we will be looking at Gestalt Principles:
Mini Assignment: Website Design Analysis
What are design aspects to look for?
Center for Advanced Visual Studies
You will be taking a computer caption of each of the two websites below and then label them in powerpoint or InDesign. You will be identifying and explaining the different aspects of design used on each page. Each page needs to be carefully organized and labelled. Each explanation needs to be concise, clear, coherent, and complete (someone not in our class should know what they are reading after looking at the document).
Blizzard vs. Drive Essex
Some of the design variables to identify: Graphing, white space, typography, color, video, image/text relationship, contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity, headers, subheaders,
1: University of Illinois homepage
2: Piled Higher and Deeper comic
3: Mandara Spa website . (Make sure you have the sound on) 4: Banksy’s work in SF
Mini Assignment: greektext
- Instruction Manual
Week 1: Find Group, set general topic (Business: Avoiding Accounting Fraud), create your question (How might we avoid another Enron?)
Week 2: Research topic/issue; create a plot or narrative that will shape game play; what is the purpose of the game? who is the audience?
Week 3: Game Play; what will our game look like? how will it be played? what are the objectives?
Week 4: Testing the Game; Can other people play our game?
Week 5: Showing off the game.
Mini-Assignment: Rhetorical Analysis
Rhetoric Example 1:
Rhetoric Example 2:
- Serious Gaming
- Parks and Recreation, “Emergency Response” Season 5, Episode 13
“Go-board-animated”. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Go-board-animated.gif#/media/File:Go-board-animated.gif
- What is Technical Communication?
- Mini Assignment: Email Writing