First Edition   ©2014

Writer/Designer

A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects

Kristin L. Arola (Michigan State University) , Jennifer Sheppard (San Diego State University) , Cheryl E. Ball (West Virginia University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-0045-5; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-0045-6; Format: Spiral Bound, 176 pages

Because multimodal composing is a process too

Creating multimodal projects can seem daunting, but Writer/Designer streamlines the multimodal composing process and makes it manageable for students. Designed to work in any college course, this brief, accessible book is here to help students whether they are creating a poster, a webtext, an animated video, or any other kind of text. Write/Design assignments guide students through the process of researching the right genre for their project, finding the tools to work with different media, drafting with mockups and storyboards, and presenting their final projects to the world. Online examples, tutorials, and activities in e-Pages take advantage of what the Web can do, showcasing real multimodal compositions from both students and professionals.
"After engaging with this text, students will be knowledgeable, capable, and confident multimodal writers and participants in digital culture."

—Sarah Arroyo, California State University Long Beach