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Money for tech use in K-12

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on September 24th, 2010

Do you teach K-12 and use technology? Could you use $500? If so, this grant may be for you. Heinemann Publishers are offering $500 Microgrants for Teachers who use technology in the classroom. Technology is broadly defined as (quoting them) * Digital devices (whiteboards, handheld computers/PDAs, video/audio recorders, etc…) * Websites and/or internet-based products or […]

C&W 2010 F1.1: Web Design Pedagogy, Digital Video Compositions, and Virtual Worlds

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on May 22nd, 2010

F1.1 – Panel One Piece at a Time: A Web Design Pedagogy of the Gradual Growth Lars Soderlund, Purdue University Lively and engaging presentation. Guns Ruin Picnics (guides, regularity, and product) Made a compromises between code and WYSIWYG: gave them templates, have some stability while allowing code learning. Often end up going into deep code […]

Need help selecting a typeface?: Type flow chart

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on May 18th, 2010

Now that my document design class is over, I’ll probably post fewer typography based posts and more on social media and the web. But for now, here is one more. This flow chart provides fun, clever, and a bit snarky at times advice on selecting a typeface for many different reasons. I quite enjoy choosing […]

Which type are you? Well-designed and fun quiz

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on March 29th, 2010

One of my students sent me a link to this quiz on “which type are you.” Not only did I enjoy it from a type geek perspective, but also from a design perspective. The video quiz flows nicely, uses visual verbal rhetoric well, and has a clear personality. It is cleverly designed. I quite enjoyed […]

Internet use around the world: 21.3%

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on March 26th, 2010

Ever wonder how many people around the world or in particular countries use the Internet? This handy resource by Google provides a graph over time (1990-2007), allowing you to see and compare Internet users as percentage of population for a variety of countries. You can select by check boxes from a long list of countries […]

Color theory link

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on March 23rd, 2010

If you are a designer and just don’t know what to do about color, this article “Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color” provides some great information on color. It is a nice starting place with info warm, cool, and neutral colors; primary and secondary colors; the meanings of the colors; and […]

Typography Joke of the Week: Comic Sans

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on March 22nd, 2010

Here is another typography joke:

Typography Joke of the Week

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on March 7th, 2010

I got quite the laugh from this. Thanks to Bill (of Talking Traffic) for sending this to me: I viewed this on The Rejectionist, which cites Fuck Yeah, Puns!.

Writing and Editing in Cave Times

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on January 26th, 2010

Some things never change… ….

Handy color theme site

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on January 19th, 2010

I recently discovered this handy and fun color theme website: Kuler where we can “explore, create, and share color themes.” It can be used for any color design you want from blogs, websites, digital media project, even to select paint colors for your own house, as the video by Adobe states. The themes work with […]