Welcome to the Week Five assignments, the last set of assignments for our self-guided Introduction to Outreach class! Congratulations to you for making it this far. We would love to have you participate in one of our live online classes (here’s the link to the mailing list). We would also love to hear your thoughts about this class (you can reach Jai Ranganathan at firstname.lastname@example.org and Anthony Salvagno at email@example.com).
As with previous weeks in this class, this last page summarizes the assignments for the week. This page won’t make much sense unless you have read the rest of the instructions for the week.
- Catch up on whatever is unfinished from previous weeks.
- Using the guidelines in this week’s instructions, create or improve upon an image that you might use for your outreach, using whatever image processing software you have handy. Be sure to pay attention to the color contrast and color saturation of the image.
- In our live online class, course participants give feedback to each other on their images. For this self-guided version of our class, please find a friend or colleague to help you. Show your friend/colleague your image and tell him or her the following:
- The intended audience.
- The potential outreach method(s) where you might use this image (such as: blog, video, magazine article, public talk, etc).
- The issue you are addressing. Please provide the context needed to understand the image and how you would be using it in your potential video, blog, public talk, or other outreach method.
- Ask your friend or colleague to provide feedback on your image. In particular ask him or her to provide input onf the following questions:
- How is the image’s contrast? Are there any objects that are hard to distinguish?
- Where does your eye navigate around the image?
- What seems to be the images narrative? Does anything detract from that or its subject?
- How does the image reflect its context?
- Thanks for taking our class! Please do be in touch!