ASSIGNMENT: Editing Exercise Two
ASSIGNMENT: EDITING EXERCISE TWO
To get you ready to design your infographic, you will play with basic layout and design features of Microsoft Word. Remember, in technical communication, plagiarism is not limited to borrowing the words of others, but the graphics as well. Often, technical writers must create simple graphic elements in their work.
Your job for this case study is to take what you learn in looking at the redesigns and redesign a logo for Infinity Media, a company that produces educational videos and films. Their logo is shown below. They want a simple logo that they can easily reproduce and update using Microsoft Word. So, using Microsoft Word, ungroup the elements of the logo and redesign it. Present your redesign in a memo to the client in which you explain your changes. Consider, in particular, colors, shapes, proximity, and overall tone.
To modify this design, copy and paste it into your version of Microsoft Word. Right click the image and select Grouping—Ungroup. This will allow you to modify the design. You are not required to maintain any of the original elements—change it as you see fit.
If you are not experienced with Microsoft Word drawing tools, see these videos for explanation:
Case Studies and Editing Exercises will not be graded until the end of the semester. You will turn in all 6 of these assignments at once during the last week of class. But I encourage you to post at least part of your response to the discussion forum. I will give general feedback to the class about the postings. This feedback should not only help you revise the exercise for the end of the semester, but it will also help you practice your skills for the for the major assignment.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MAY SHARE IDEAS, BUT YOUR WORK AT THE END OF THE SEMESTER MUST BE YOUR OWN. OUR AUTHENTICITY CHECKING SOFTWARE WILL ENSURE THAT YOUR RESPONSES TO THESE EXERCISES ARE NOT IDENTICAL.