Not only writing skills...

Subject: Not only writing skills...
From: Stan Schwartz <stanz -at- cam -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 11:01:11 -0400

I have been asked to teach a course "Graphic Design for Non-Designers" at a local night school. The aim is to help technical writers with related material not normally included in the curriculum. Can you offer suggestions for course content/exercises that might be beneficial in such a course? What did you wish you had learned when you were in school that you discovered you lacked when you had finished?

Some suggestions so far:
- How to use a grid system to ease page layout
- How to avoid moire in rescanning screened images
- Colour harmony concepts
- How to avoid 'widows and orphans' in page layout.
- How to develop an idea visually - thumbnails > roughs > comprehensives (comps)
- Cropping and scaling images
... yours?

Thanks in advance for your time and energy.


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