Story by Connor Colbert
The stress of the designers accumulate as they develop a presentation that will please their audience. An intriguing presentation will secure them a place for a good grade. The design of the presentation could determine whether they will be approved.
Design is a critical element in any presentation of information to entice the viewer to continue on.
“It is laying out information in a way that allows the reader to learn,” Mr. Evan Williams, journalism adviser, said.
Some of these features may be intriguing word choice, gripping visuals, or superb visuals. At some point in anybody’s life, they have to deal with design, they have to create something that looks visually enticing. The more popular form of design is visual, the viewer can see the effort that the designer put into it much easier than something like a story.
“In a company, it is important to have dedicated designers because that means you have people why directly focus on how your company looks,” Nathan Ferrell, eighth grade, said.
Many jobs need the work of a designer, some of these jobs include being a photographer, a videographer, and graphic designer. All of these jobs have something in common, they all speak to an audience visually. In this category, designers need to rely on visuals and not typography, this is a key part as is may be easier to entice the viewer.
They may continue to look at the design as it is an effortless task to view something visually rather than reading it.
Typography is more prevalent in either newspapers, magazines, and online articles. This type of design may be more difficult of a task to get the viewer as enticed as visual journalism, but once the writer does so, the reader will stay enticed.
“Visual journalism uses graphics and art to inform the reader, while typography just uses written word,.” Williams said.
Many classes in Clay Middle School implement design into their curriculum, these classes being Newspaper, Yearbook, Digital Video Production (DVP), Computer Design 1 and 2, and Digital Learning 1 and 2. These classes teach students the design process and what is good in a design,
"It is important to teach students design in school because it encourages them to structure their creative process of building and designing,” Miss Michelle Nelson, technology teacher, stated.
All stories, photos and video footage by the seventh and eighth grade newspaper students.