pring 2007 saw a new batch of PR student projects. The following came from the good folks in the PRCM 4020 Style & Design class.
I’m slowly adding in all the older class projects here. Seeing all of these makes me wish I had required the posting of the digital resume/portfolio projects years ago. They actually help students in their pursuit of internships and jobs.
I’m proud of them all. Hey, this was new and they took to the challenge. I’ll admit that it was hard for a group that, for the most part, come into the class with varying levels of experience with all of this software. Our goal is to provide them with an overview of the software so that they may be knowledgeable when serving the interests of their clients in the future.
Here is a sampling of the software programs the students explored. Katherine Liles shared a list of the software titles on her resume.
- Adobe Indesign – A graphic design layout page.
- Adobe Photoshop – A professional image editing and graphics creation program.
- SnagIt – A program that allows you to capture any images, text, or video on your screen.
- Macromedia Dreamweaver – A program that provides users with a graphical interface for the creation of web pages. This type of program is commonly referred to as a “HTML editor”.
- Macromedia Flash – A program that allows you to integrate video, text, graphics and audio into interactive web sites.
- Audacity – An audio recording and editing program.
There are actually other software packages involved in the project. Some of those are Skype, HotRecorder and Color Cop.
Also, the students utilized templates available from the Open Source Web Design Project (oswd.org).
To put it simply, Open Source Web Design is a collection of web designs submitted by the community that anyone can download free of charge!
Students edit and modify the themes to suit their project needs. This is one way to develop an understanding of HTML and CSS. I don’t intend for the students to leave as software and Web developers, as that isn’t realistic. Also, they don’t need to be developers. They do need to leave with a working understanding of the processes, and this project serves that purpose.
Check them out and let me know what you think.