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ENGL 4376. DESIGNING TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS. 3 Hours.

Builds on the topics of designing and creating effective technical documents as taught in Technical Writing (ENGL 2338). Covers foundations of user centered design, including both single and multipage design, using professional design software (e.g. Adobe InDesign, Photoshop), typography, color theory, basic information architecture (IA), and user experience (UX). Assignments could include identifying successful design elements in sample texts, selecting appropriate colors and typefaces to enhance document content and message, producing a single and multi-page redesign, editing raster graphics in an ethical manner, editing vector graphics for publication, and producing a professional portfolio. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 2338.