Button edit for ECO 304 K. I edited a single button. Replacing the TA button to the “Contact Team Econ”.
I worked on testing out the Bézier curve training Miguel had written. I decided to edit the cricket logo to have the k arm extended. Old logos have the extension but it isn’t tapered to look like an antenna which is what I did. I tried to keep it simple so that I am only focusing on adjusting curves and not trying to dress it up with shapes and what not. Below under the images I will paste what my feedback was after the training.
Read through the entire KB post and comment below some of your initial questions/comments before starting on the training assignment’s tasks.
Note: I think that for these instructions there needs to be an additional intro paragraph. Keep the one Miguel has because it is important in explaining what the curve is. We need an additional one before that to explain what we will be making, what the goals are, example images, and the software we will be using.
Does the article use subheaders to delineate new sections (background, examples, activity..)
Does the introduction tell the purpose of the assignment?
Does the KB post clarify what software/applications you will be using?
Does the KB post clarify what skills you will be learning/ show what final product you will be learning to create?
Are the clear, bullet-list goals listed out within the introduction?
Is there anything noticeably missing from the KB post?
At an initial glance, is the structure of the KB training easy to follow? Is there too much text- too wordy? Are there not enough pictures?
What does the KB training ask me to do? How is it testing me to apply what I have learned?
Are there any specific steps that are difficult to follow along with?
Do I broadly understand the instructions?
(If applicable) Am I provided all the necessary resources to follow this training assignment?
The extra resources provided in the training were very helpful and crucial.
Do I understand the purpose and application of this training?
How long did it take to complete this training? Was this amount of time appropriate for the task?
Does my final product look like what the KB training is asking for? Does my final product need many changes based on feedback from the STA trainer?
Is the difficulty of this training appropriate for its placement within the KB hierarchy? (Was this KB too hard/easy as an intro/required, supplemental, or optional training assignment?)
I stink at using these but I think it was easy-to medium. I think learning to use curves is a fundamental skill and this training should at least come before the logo redesign training (<—-Note for Maddy on this comment)
Personal Notes Where I see Improvements to be Made:
I think it should mention something about finding a logo to create a letter mark for at the beginning. While doing this he says just pick a letter then at the end shows it was for the tennis thing. It should go at the front.
The professor got back to us and decided to go with the two icon versions for the skills lab and the creation of an introduction slide. My original mock-up was in blue but I decided to use orange so each slide is a different color of our palette. I did lighten up the background a tad more so it wasn’t too saturated. They are now uploaded in box and ready to be used.
During the last few mins of work, Valerie sent me over photo IDs to work on. One had to be sent back for a new upload because the photo was out of guidelines and the other one was good to upload. The person in the photo below just had a slight overcast shadow on the picture so I bumped the exposure just a tad so the facial features are more clear in the small 90×80 px profile.
The professor for COM 302 came back with some more edits she may want to see used for her course. Such edits are as follows:
I made new assets for her request such as a megaphone icon for her new “introductory slide” and then an icon of her head. The drafts are a loosely rendered and need touching up but it was made to mock up her idea quickly and present to her before we went on with making all the assets to see if she likes them first.
Here is what the Intro slide will look like and how one of the segment slides looks like with all three icons she wants on it and with how only two icons look. I put the original slides on the left for comparison to see which she likes better.