Only one more step to collect. This is so neat!
Lets start with the Key to the Keys to Success:
Intro: At midterm Renne presented us with the idea for a project that would implement all of our creative skills we have been learning in this course. With these skills we were set to task on developing an Infographic Storybook for Students and Prospective Students of Peninsula College. Let the creation begin!
Problem: How were twelve people with basic skills in infographic design and little experience working with each other as a team to set about creating something fun and dynamic for Orienting New Students to the college experience?
Solution: Communication was the Key to our success with this project. Communicating with each other and our instructor who guided us each step of the way through our struggles and frustrations. With that important skill we set our using our other Key to success, Creativity. Each and every person in this class possesses the creativity to come up with something excellent for their chosen step. Even though this project is not complete and will carry on into the next course, I believe that we have laid the ground work for something seriously exciting to move ahead!
*I do hope I can continue to help on this project. I would be very excited to see how it turns out and how I could contribute to the creation of the print version that will at one point be available. I think this is a wonderful idea and I also believe that using the skills of the graphic design students in the graphics program in the development of designs for the college is a win-win situation where the student can be placed in a mock work environment. All in all this has been an excellent learning experience.
1. Create an Online Project Management Blog Post on your progress of your step for The Hero’s Journey. Are you meeting our needs based on the Development Checklist and our stakeholders feedback ideas. Are you using the college’s website as a resource for data?
I am using the college website and the knowledge I have gained through my own schooling experience at Peninsula College. I am working through the design guide and the checklist but I never was given any information on the stakeholder’s feedback as I was not in class. I would like it if this information was summarized and made available to online only students.
2. Post an “in progress” infographics image to share and compare with classmates work. It can still be a little rough. It has been 22 days since you posted your first sketch for your Step on the Hero’s Journey. The hope is to see the connections between the steps because you have been communicating with your classmates who’s steps are before and after yours.
Here I will show you the progression of where I have come from and how far along I am right now. I would like to be further but I have to get our other assignments done too. I will be working away at this again once I get the chance.
Super Basic Outline
Adding some color and some elements
Trying to sort out my ideas
Trying to sort out how to address information presented from the treasure chests.
That is as far along as I am right now. Let me know how things go in the classroom environment and how I can change my design for the better. Oh and don’t worry the background will look way better than it does. This is all very preliminary.
3. Do use the Style Guide for The Hero’s Journey for your infographic. Remember, you are working in the medium you wish, just be sure to apply the style guide rules. Focus on your work area, the title and footer will be added later.
I am and am using the basic swatches offered and going from them. I have added a basic header for my own purposes but I am wondering… Will the header and footer be added in to the total size or will we be losing space in our image for the header and footer? This is an important question for our design purposes.
Review the Digital Storytelling Project Midterm Report assignment and use the 10-Step Development Checklist on page 189 from the Digital Storytelling book to answer the numbered questions #1 through #4 for this week’s discussion related to the Digital Storytelling Project. Create a Project Management Blog Post for your answers.
- Premise: To inform New Students of the excitement and trials that they may face as they embark upon their Heroic Journey as a College Student.
Purpose: To Inform.
- New and Prospective Students at Peninsula College
They are a vast group of people and therefore have varied entertainment choices.
They range in technical sophistication as well because they come from all walks of life.
This project should appeal to them because it will have important information that pertains to their situation. It will be personally enriching.
This website: http://www.franklin.edu/blog/tag/infographic/ (Links to an external site.) has some nice infographic stats but I wasn’t able to find anything quite like what we are planning on doing. It seems far more informative on a personal and practical level.
- Internet and paper based (if the school chooses to print the infographic up.) I could see it being printed up as a fun pamphlet to be provided to students regardless of what place they are in their journey.
It will be on a PC or Mobile.
It will be in the Educational genre.
- We are still currently working on the narrative but it will be about our Hero (the student) embarking on this new exciting experience into education.
All of the hurdles that seeking higher education can present. We are still working on this in the discussion so ideas are tentative but some are:
Cost of Education
Working and going to school
Raising children and going to school
This narrative is intended to be lighthearted.
No we don’t have a plan for game play but rather a direct route with the various issues that may arise at each step.
Quick sketch idea for our little character who is once again finding him/herself lost. S/he has acquired the knowledge and skills she sought but how will they be applied to life?
Questions the Hero might ask:
I can’t find a job, what can I do?
Am I skilled enough for what I am searching?
I have to repay student loans, how?
Do I need to go back to school to get another degree?
In this step since the story is not like to be one where the Hero is being chased or near slain by an enemy, we have to look at it as if the Hero is running a race in their mind. Running from their stumbling blocks of self doubt and fear one more time before knowing just how they want to apply the newly acquired skills.
The Road Back is a point of transformation. Running up against doubts as the Hero embarks back to make use of their knowledge. Will the Hero faced with fears conquer them or succumb to them?
In the college setting for our infographic lets show the feelings the Hero may be experiencing and how they may overcome them with tips and stats in this step that seek to reassure them on their path back to their world.