07 Mar

Who needs help?

There are a bunch of IS deadlines coming at us fast, and I’m here to help you navigate them.

You can find me in Grainger 2210H for drop-in office hours from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, or you can sign up for a slot Friday afternoon in the J202 labs. And if you need help with designing your magazine layout, you can head over to the Design Lab in College Library.

If you’re struggling with where to start, flip through a favorite magazine to see if there’s a page you can use as a model. Your layout is only required to be one page, but trying to lay it out across two will give you more to work with visually — especially if you have a strong image to use. Here are some ways you could approach a two-page layout:

 

04 Mar

Design and layout rubric

As you work on your newsletter and magazine layouts this week, you might want to check out a design rubric you can use as a guide to what your TA will be looking for when grading them. As always, remember your TA will be looking at your assignments holistically for how they line up with the J202 grading standards. And on design, your TA will be especially attuned to the elements of contrast, repetition, alignment and proximity integrated in your design.