Archive for Designs

"Poetry & Song: The Process of Composing"

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Designer. (2001). Poetry & Song: The Process of Composing [Website].
http://www.hu.mtu.edu/oldsites/poemandsong

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The Poetry and Song website showcases the relationship between the written word and song. Featuring renowned writer and keyboardist Bill Payne from the group Little Feat, this site lets you explore how professionals approach the craft of songwriting. Payne shares his original poetry and discusses how those poems were transformed into song; his insights are accompanied by rare footage of three Little Feat songs performed in a solo-acoustic format. In addition, you can find a range of resources on poetry and songwriting and even create original songs by combining your lyrics with music samples provided here.

(Note: Site featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, 5/31/2002)

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  • website (site has been moved since original publication; graphic menu is disabled, so use text-only option)

"Technobabe Times"

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Designer. (2003–04). Technobabe Times [Newsletter]. Michigan Technological University.

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I was the newsletter designer for this print publication. The newsletter was an on-campus and community feminist publication for women and men who worked with technology, distributing local and national news and local opinions and information about women’s causes such as health care and equality. (On a campus with an 5:1 male to female student ratio, a feminist newsletter was an important campus outreach activity.)

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"C Literary Magazine"

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Production Manager. (2003–04). C Literary Magazine. Michigan Technological University.

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I started this 64-page, perfect-bound undergraduate literary magazine to publish winners from the campus’s annual undergraduate literary contest. Students in my Publications and Information Management (HU 3630) class created the magazine’s title and design and performed basic editing on the collection. I supervised their work and performed final design revisions and editing for the press publication.

[Note: C Literary Magazine was published from 2003 until 2006, when a faculty member transitioned it into a national journal, PANK Magazine (personal correspondence, M. Bartely Seigel, 2007).]

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  • not available; closed-access

"Synopsis"

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Designer/Editor. (2005–06). Synopsis. Utah State University. [2006 Winner of STC Newsletter competition].

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Synopsis is the print newsletter for Utah State University’s student chapter of  the Society for Technical Communication. I edited and directed the newsletter design as interim faculty advisor for the group.

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  • not available/closed-access

"Sound in/as Compositional Space" [Video]

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Designer/Producer. (2006). Sound in/as compositional space [Video + website]. Computers and Composition Online. http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/sound

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I designed this website and introductory video for the Sound special issue in C&C Online, which I guest-edited (with Byron Hawk). The video is a 2-minute mash-up/remix of the webtexts contained in the special issue and serves as our “letter from the guest editors” in a multimedia format. (Note: The video is hosted on my server because of space issues on the C&C Online server.)

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"Dr. Cheryl E. Ball: Tenure & Promotion Portfolio"

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Designer/Author. (2006–present). Dr. Cheryl E. Ball: Tenure & Promotion Portfolio. http://www.ceball.com

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This digital portfolio, which uses the WordPress blogging platform as its technological base, has been specifically designed (using an author-modified, open-source WordPress template) to host a living version of my CV for access by my tenure readers, students, and readers in my discipline.

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"Constructing a Tool for Assessing Scholarly Webtexts"

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Designer. (2007). For Allison Warner [Author], Constructing a tool for assessing scholarly webtexts. Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy, 12(1).
http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/12.1/binder.html?topoi/warner/index.html

abstract
This webtext presents a tool for assessing the scholarly value of online journal publications. It is part of a larger study that uses Kairos webtexts to investigate the scholarly nature of online texts. The goal of this larger study is to deliver a rubric as an instrument to facilitate the acceptance of online texts within English Studies as evidence of scholarship for professional advancement. In order to understand more fully how an online text can be recognized and valued for its scholarly legitimacy, it is crucial to explore the nature of successful (published) online scholarship. The assessment tool presented in this webtext is comprised of questions that help to reveal commonalities and deviations in the function and value of traditional (print) scholarly conventions toward defining an emerging genre of online scholarship. This webtext is designed using a web browser interface that should be familiar to many web readers. Web browsers enable readers to view web pages and provide a gateway to finding information online. This webtext was intentionally designed to draw attention to the interactive ways in which readers can approach texts that are created in or remediated for the Web. This design is mimetic to my thesis, that scholarly webtexts need both familiar and new assessment tools in order to be valued by academic stakeholders.

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"On a Digital Tenure Portfolio"

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Writer/Producer. (2009, March 31). On a Digital Tenure Portfolio [Video]. First presented at 2009 Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJJER7diM6c

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This short movie argues for presenting my tenure materials digitally and outlines the following research questions that are relevant to a digital portfolio and multimodal scholarship:

  • How can tenure guidelines be inclusive of nontraditional scholarship?
  • How can the intellectual labor of nontraditional scholarship be demonstrated?
  • How can tenure readers evaluate nontraditional scholarship?
  • How can universities better disseminate scholarship?

The primary audience for this video is the provost and deans of my college, and I presented it at CCCC to get feedback from my disciplinary audience. (Note: The deans saw it and approved my use of a digital portfolio.) The video is linked to from my tenure portfolio: http://www.ceball.com.

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"English Studies: Redbird Style!"

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Producer. (2009, September 25). English studies: Redbird style! [Promotional video]. Presented at Executive-in-Residence Forum, English Department, Illinois State University.

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This 6-minute promotional video was filmed by several faculty and staff members in the English Department at Illinois State University to showcase the variety of disciplines that “English Studies” covers. I coordinated filming assignments, editing, and produced the final video.

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  • not available

"Graphical Coda: Tales from the Editorial Life"

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