media teacher at brobygrafiska
Posted on May 27, 2015 by Lukas Engqvist Latest activity: Aug 25, 2015
I may be in a minority wanting to digg really deep into software but there are some things that are difficult to grasp and therefore also difficult to teach. I would like to find who else is at the developing teaching resources to teach the tough graphic features and concepts.
In this reagard I am talking of using the advanced features in Adobe software and relating technologies.
How do you teach GREP or Variable data? How do you craft reasonable excursuses for using XML and datasets with Illustrator? What do you consider best practice in colour management? How do you explain ICC conversions and Total Area Coverage… or dot gain (TVI)? Do you introduce layout grids in InDesign? Do you teach how to convert a brand profile in InDesign to a word template document? How deep do you go into character and paragraph styles? What things can be learned by tutorials and what things need to be taught? Are these skills too deep? Am I too ambitious? I believe we need to give our students tools to work smarter, and that means using the (Adobe) software to the fullest… they can learn to work smarter than those already working in the industry. (Not so worried about many Photoshop things there are so many tutorials on Ps out there)
Probably some of these things could result in PD series or other resources… but I would love to work on such things as a team rather than so them on my own.
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Posted on Jul 23, 2012 by Lukas Engqvist Latest activity: Oct 16, 2014
Abobe mobile does not support flash based content, something we easily forget and now needs to be taken into account. In the visual design curriculum it is centred around digital portfolios (and the curriculae are also presented as PDF portfolios to download). On the Ipad these will have limited viewing. Most portfolios will work in flie list mode, but not all The Visual Design CS6 ie will not work on my iPad, the Digital Video CS6 I got to work just fine (in file list mode).
I am nt sure if this should affect how we present our courses, I just wanted to give a heads up (and an explanation why it may not look on iPad as on a desktop)
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Posted on Jul 23, 2012 by Lukas Engqvist Latest activity: Aug 11, 2013
Looking at a multimediacourse (12th grade) where I hope to have a project to make an interactive digital publication for the iPad. Any suggestions for such a project? Also wondering if anyone has experienced problems with interactive content for iPad (as it does not support flash) I'm thinking Digital Publishing Suite is maybe too hard for 11-12 grade? Is Muse and HTML 5 the way to go? Please would love to hear others thoughts.
(posted previously on older forum)
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