Category Archives: Design Center

Brieanna Wells, Creative Research Center Coordinator

Degree in progress: M.A. in English, Rhetoric and Professional Communication Contact: Research Interests: Digital rhetoric, interface usability and usability testing, content strategy, and technical and professional communication.   

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Past Design Center Workshops

Spring 2016 Introducing Popular Culture in the Composition Classroom Wednesday, April 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Led by Lisa Lisenbee Teaching Infographics in Professional Writing Courses Monday, April 18 from 12 to 1 p.m. Led by Jen England Student-Created Websites in the Classroom Wednesday, April 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. Led by Sarah…
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Design Center Projects

In the Design Center, we value the time we spend working with instructors to create meaningful digital projects for class, business, and personal adventures. Here are some recent projects completed by those visiting the Design Center and utilizing our resources. ENGL 111 Multimodal Projects on Writing as Engineers (instructor: Dylan Retzinger) video podcast brochure website…
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The Design Center welcomes projects that extend beyond academic walls and engage the community at large. In conjunction with courses in our graduate programs in Rhetoric, Technical Communication, and Professional Communication, the Design Center works with clients on a consultancy basis to develop a variety of materials. This includes print and online materials as well…
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Reference Manuals

Design Center Coordinators update and create reference manuals when time permits. Below are some reference manuals that will assist you in navigating the Design Center technologies: Powering iMacs Understanding the iMac Desktop and Dock Organizing Files and Making Properties Adjustments Functions of Software Programs Basic Photoshop How-To Guide Basic Adobe Edge Animate How-To Guide If…
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Available Technologies

The Design Center uses iMacs to run a number of applications for graphic design, page layout, web/HTML editing, web animation and interactive multimedia, video editing, and audio editing.  Software Available Adobe Creative Suite CC Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Dreamweaver Apple Applications iTunes iPhoto FaceTime Processing 3 Previous Software (Currently Unavailable) SPSS Statistics 22 Edge Animate SpeedGrade…
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Instruction & Workshops

Instruction Though limited in the number of students it can serve at one time, the Design Center is particularly well equipped to support undergraduate and graduate courses in publication management, document design, multimedia production and editing, digital video composing, interactive multimedia development, and web-based communication. Through coursework and student-run consultancy projects, it immerses learners in…
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