BMGT 458Q: Special Topics in Marketing; Computer Graphics Workshop
Spring 2013, University of Maryland
This course was an introduction to computer graphics and visual communication principles for students in the Robert H. Smith School of Business Design and Innovation Marketing Fellows program at the University of Maryland. Students explored fundamental design principles through digital visual communication projects. Technology content included photo manipulation (Photoshop), digital illustration (Illustrator), layout (InDesign), and web design (Dreamweaver).
For their final print project, students put together a six-page magazine spread using InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, on a topic of their choosing. Below are examples of two students’ initial and final drafts of this project, after two rounds of critique and feedback. View the project assignment.
HONR 268R: Creative Expression and the Web
Fall 2010, University of Maryland
In the fall of 2010 I developed a seminar course called “Creative Expression and the Web” for the Honors program at the University of Maryland. In this class, students from a wide assortment of majors learned the basics of web design theory and practice. We worked in a lab environment, using the textbook, InterACT with Web Standards: A holistic approach to web design (Voices That Matter) which had just been published at the time. View the syllabus.
For their final project students created a small website of several pages that demonstrated the principles and practices of web-standards-based web design that they learned throughout the semester. This project gave them hands-on practice with planning, building and deploying a complete, working site that exemplified best practices in web design. View the project assignment.