More on Typography
I liked working in the 7 Things format, because it helped streamline my research. I read more articles than I needed to and it was kind of hard to hold back because I liked the topic so much!
One of the writers I cited, Rob Waller, I found because his 1982 article, Text as Diagram, was referenced in some of the research I found on ERIC. He has been researching and writing about typography and instructional design for years and his website even has all of his writings on it, many with links to full articles. It’s definitely worth reading through if you’re interested in typography.
Lindsey, here is one of my favorite fonts! From Anthology Mag. I love how the smaller font is simple but the ampersand refers back to the style of the logo.
I really don’t like when people mix fonts–it interferes with legibility. However, headers and magazine titles look great in an unusual font with the rest of the text in something that complements the header. I enjoyed researching this topic and finding that my dislike of mixed fonts is totally justified–it is jarring!
Here are the links to my first and second Vines. I think the app went from what is this?—>hugely popular—>backlash—>only interested people use it fairly quickly (in two weeks or so). It’s fascinating to follow the rise and fall of these apps as trends. Anyway, I think it’s fun and if you have a smart phone it’s a cool thing to play around with! It records sound too, so you can do that.
Research Presentations & New Design Project
As usual, I loved the presentations on Wednesday and I learned so much from all of you! I love that we all have divergent interests so each presentation is different.
I thought Joanne Huebner’s project was REALLY tough. I feel like we got so much background information but I am still
I like the idea of designing/organizing an LMS but not as much researching them. However, I did find a few after Googling “low cost LMS” that look promising:
I think solving this problem is going to be complicated, because there are so many factors at work here, including getting around the firewalls at schools! I am not familiar with this at all (VCU is pretty open) so I am going to have to do some deep Googling to find a work around.
It might be interesting to also create an alternative that does not use an LMS but password-protected websites. If these are tied to the school site they would be easily accessible at the schools but there is still the question of incorporating social media. I think bbs will be pretty easy but creating faux social media doesn’t always work because no one wants to use it, as we only have time for so many variants of Twitter/Facebook in our lives.
How are we going to do the analysis of Joanne Huebner as a group? I will try to email you all as a group and ask what how we are going to start the brainstorming process. Someone has to be that person, might as well be me! [I’m busy with the Oscars tonight but I’m off tomorrow!]