Planning Tools

This is the post for the Monday, October 10, 2016 class meeting.

Cat meme with the caption, I can see no way in which this carefully laid plan could ever failDesign Presentations

Remember to add your document to the Design Presentation Assignment in Canvas.

Getting Credit for Outside Coursework

There have been some questions about the requirements for watching these videos and completing the tutorials. These activities work into your Participation grade. Watching them helps you with your projects, so choose the ones that are pertinent to you and your work.

Only a few are assigned to the whole class, and those are included in the class calendar. You will talk about what you did and why you did it in your final exam. That’s where you will explain why you skipped anything or did anything extra.

Storyboards, Mock-ups, and Outlines

Planning tools are important to your projects. We talked about scripts last week. Today, we will explore tools for storyboards, mock-ups, and outlines.

You will submit your storyboards, mock-ups, and/or outlines in Canvas once we are further along in the process. For today, your job is to explore the options, decide what technique you want to use, and determine which organizational structure to use for each of your projects.

If you are already past the organizational stage for a project, no worries. Just begin where you are.


  • For Wednesday, 10/12, please watch No One Writes Alone: Peer Review in the Classroom, A Guide For Students (6m 34s) and bring whatever you have created so far to class. You will set up writing group agreements and share your work so far with your groups. If you will be celebrating Yom Kippur, please let me and your group members know today.

  • For Monday, 10/17, in celebration of midterm break, nothing to read or watch. Complete Design Journal #8.