Workplace writers today have many different technologies available for communication. In this course, we will explore how to create multimedia which communicates effectively with audiences.
Website Design and Portfolios
This section provides resources for multimedia that will be navigated by your user, such as your online portfolio. While the usability page provides you with some tips on how to test your design, the principles of CRAP below can help you get started on the layout and functions of your site.
As you examine the posters linked below, try to answer these three questions:
- In what ways do I find myself responding to the poster as I look over it?
- How does the design of the poster shape my response?
- How might the CRAP principles of design explain my response?
Slide Design and Videos
As you examine the videos linked below, try to answer these two questions:
- In what ways do I find myself responding to the video as it plays?
- How does the design of the video shape my response?
- Michael Alley provides some tips and templates for scientific posters.
- This Forbes article describes a new kind of accessible poster design by Amy Cheu, who has a great online portfolio.
- Interested in more CRAP? This article explains the principles in more detail.
- Take this quiz from the Harvard Business Review to find out why you are afraid of presentations.
- 10 PowerPoint slides for pitching your next product idea.
- Never pitched a product idea before? Try using the 10/20/30 rule of PowerPoint.
- Here’s a YouTube video of Guy Kawasaki, who came up with the 10/20/30 rule. [There is a little bit of profanity in this video.]
- Test out your design skills by playing the kerning game. My highest score is 91!
- Some dos and don’ts on designing for accessibility.