& Questions Arising
Stories presentation consistency - do we want:
Title / hero image / text / thumbnails
Title / thumbnails / text
Work out where to access the spacing / styles to edit the space above / below the images thumbs /
Slideshow splash - infrastructure in place - need images and final text.✅
Riso Story - awaiting text / edit images
LIFE ON THE COURSE PAGE ✅
I wonder whether the headline for each story needs to go above the corresponding pics. At present it’s unclear and the titles often seem to apply to the wrong images! ✅
Please use the following as intro text for the section: ✅
Graphic Design is a team activity, so we run our space as a working design community. This means it’s often busy with workshops, visiting speakers, pitches, work-in-progress, and the debris of creativity. We also take our activities out into the public realm and run live events that introduce students to real-world settings. These add special flavour to our regular curriculum and allow students to customise their time with us towards their chosen fields of interest.
SUHAIYMAH MANZOOR KHAN STORY✅
James will be able to provide a short story and pics about the visit of this inspirational speaker.
James: we can add Paddy and Martyna’s pics to yours if you can chase.
Mobile site type styles v1.0 set up
- appreciate any feedback on this from multiple devices - I am using chrome on android. I don’t anticipate any big surprises but let me know.
Olivia profile awaiting word / image / links
Clarified with Sophie re xmas brief images / gifs
Standardised format for external links: www.whatever.com no http// or trailing forward slash (/), always opens in new window.
What naming convention should we use for our Instagram channels? ❌
How do we contextualise legacy DCD content? ✅
Mark could you zap out an email asking other visiting staff for their preferred web addresses for: ✅
Vaughan Oliver - cited as one of the 'great music designers', Vaughan is known for his work with bands such as The Pixies, The Breeders, and the Cocteau Twins. ✅
Hans Dieter Reichert - Editor of Baseline Magazine.
Tony Brook - creative lead at Spin agency and Unit Editions. ✅
David Shaw - typographer and exhibition designer ✅
Tom Trevatt - Curator, Art Theorist and Writer. ✅
Diann Bauer - artist and theoretician ✅
Simon Last - photographer and web designer simonlast.co.uk / @simonlast ✅
Tim Ellis – illustrator and author ✅
Mathew Wilson - interaction designer ✅
Svenja Frahm – projection mapper ✅
Paul Plowman – motion designer ✅
The course is supported by technical expertise from specialist staff:
Jonathan Ellis, digital technician ✅
Bianca Barandun, print technician bianca-barandun.com/ ✅
Stories style guide. (visual examples in the life on the course and future of work pages).
Images should ideally come in multiples of 3
About - awaiting content text ✅ image ❌
Staff profiles - Rough staff profile text ✅ in place with photos for all but Sophie❌
AL/Sessional - Text✅ image ❌ Need web links for majority✅
!!! Student reps - no content yet ❌ (For now, mothballed) !!!
!!! Alumni - no content yet ❌ (For now, mothballed) !!!
Life on the course 4.5 stories, but no intro text
Course Aims - Intro Text ✅image ❌
Future of work - intro text ✅ 2 stories
Contact - Basic content in place / no images ❌
Write to us - ✅ image ❌
Instagram - Awaiting account image / address / user info ❌
Apply now ✅
Open days ✅
UCA course pages ✅
Articles with only one image will have no [‘Read more‘] or [‘View gallery’] button and the image will pop up in a light box if clicked.
Options for articles with more than 1 image:
a) A hero image (light box), followed by text / links followed by thumbnail grid that launches to lightbox gallery.
b) Thumbnail image grid (which launches to lightbox) followed by text/links. (Best for up to 4 images).
c) A hero image (light box), followed by text / links followed by [‘View gallery’] button which links to a new gallery page of images.
Stories so far
Life on the course
Three Generations of Design (Mark) ✅
From Kings Cross to Outer Space (Mark) ✅
Nescafé Azera By Design project (Sallyanne) ✅
Future of work
The uniform (Sophie) ✅
What do cities look like after the end of work? (James) ✅ - guidance on which images to use please, or direction to choose the content.