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digital practices

A warm welcome to my new students
Digital Practices SCS6079 ✭ MA Digital Media & Society

I'm looking forward to meeting you all and working with you on your projects. While you will find all official material, timetable and guidelines in MUSE and Blackboard - this site is the main resource website for our module.

How you will learn and work on your project

Most weeks, I will give a lecture on a specific topic. The following workshop then puts our topic into context and we will work together on your project. I would encourage you to email me to ask for my advice, feedback or my help with any issues or concerns you may have.

Over the past few years, some of my students on this module have commented on the fact that they did not think it right to ask, and that they did not expect a reply or support via email from their teachers, going by their personal experiences. Please know that I believe that the only way you'll learn is by asking questions! By being curious and experimenting, by making mistakes and by asking for help and answers when you need them. Please don't be shy, or too polite, to talk to me, I can only help if you ask me :)

Sessions

times

  1. weeks 1,3,5-8 friday lecture
  2. LTO3 • MS Lowe Memorial
    Sheffield University
    Management School,
    Conduit Road, Sheffield, S10 1FL
  3. 11:00 - 12:00 BST:
    topical talk and Q&A
  4. friday workshops
  5. Computer Room 1 [PC1] • The Wave
    2 Whitham Rd, Sheffield S10 2AH
  6. GROUP 1 — 13:00 - 15:30 BST
  7. GROUP 2 — 15:30 - 18:00 BST
  1. weeks 2 + 4 creative media sessions
  2. 4.21 (Large Edit Suite), The Diamond
    32 Leavygreave Rd, Broomhall, S3 7RD
  3. GROUP 1 — 9:00 - 10:30 BST
  4. GROUP 2 — 10:30 - 12:00 BST
  5. GROUP 3 — 12:00 - 13:30 BST
  6. GROUP 4 — 15:00 - 16:30 BST

Working towards your final project

project progress

  1. week1 - PROJECT PROGRESS
    ✭ BRIEF: consideration of topics
    ✭ WORDPRESS: learn to use the admin interface
  2. week2 - PROJECT PROGRESS
    ✭ CONTENT: experiments with visual media
  3. week3 - PROJECT PROGRESS
    ✭ CONTENT: about page
    ✭ CONTENT: addition of visuals/images
  4. week4 - PROJECT PROGRESS
    ✭ PLANNING: site map
    ✭ DESIGN: layouts and colours
  5. week5 - PROJECT PROGRESS
    ✭ CONTENT: experiments with visual media/video
  6. week6 - PROJECT PROGRESS
    ✭ BRIEF: proposal submission / confirmation of brief
    ✭ CONTENT: about page completed
    ✭ a11y & UX: content review
  7. week7 - PROJECT PROGRESS
    ✭ CONTENT: legalities
    ✭ WEBSITE: maintenance & backup
  8. week8 - PROJECT PROGRESS
    ✭ CONTENT: final production
    ✭ WEBSITE: submission preparations
  9. week 9 + 10
    ✭ tutorial support

gallery of student work

Each year I have the pleasure of viewing many wonderful websites from the Digital Practices students. There are too many to showcase - but each year, I add to my collection of my personal favourites.
→ view website gallery