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Graphic Design & Illustration Case Study

Case Study: Web Banner Design for Online Course

Course: MGMT 5550 Professional Project in Health Services Management
Professor: Dr. Tracy Dietz
Classification: Graphic Design

UNT Professor Dr Tracy Dietz was collaborating with Instructional Consultant Brett Patchen at CLEAR to create a new online course for MGMT 5550, which needed an appropriately themed web banner graphic.

Brett contacted the CLEAR production staff with the professor's needs in the form of a production request. This request mentioned the title of the course and instructions to design it according to the course's theme of "managing diversity in the hospital and healthcare environment."

Since banners are a common task CLEAR's graphic designers perform, no production meetings were necessary. Graphic designer Jon Holland began working on the web banner task.

After the banner was complete, it was e-mailed back to the IC and professor who carefully checked for any errors or a need for revisions. In this case, there were none!

The completed web banner
The completed web banner

 

Case Study: Behavioral Objectives Comics

Course: EDSP 5330 Classroom and Behavioral Management Strategies for Exceptional Learners Professor: Smita Mehta Instructional Consultant: Michelle Farley Classification: Illustration / Learning Aid

UNT Professor Smita Mehta wanted an effective way to enhance the delivery of several case study scripts that she provides to her class to generate discussion. She contacted Michelle Farley, her Instructional Consultant (IC), to discuss possibilities.

Michelle arranged a meeting with Smita, CLEAR's production manager, and herself. In the meeting, they brainstormed options and decided to proceed with a comic book approach. They agreed on formatting for the scripts and timelines. Once the scripts for the desired comic illustrations submitted, Michelle tasked CLEAR's production team. Each illustration was treated as a separate project with its own time frame.


Script provided by professor

Since this illustration project was clearly defined from the beginning, no additional production meetings with Smita were necessary. The tasks were assigned to Eric Koch, one of CLEAR's illustrators. For each task, Eric began by creating a storyboard sketch. Once the storyboard was approved by the production manager, Eric proceeded with the full illustration.

Storyboard sketch
Storyboard sketch

After the illustration was completed, it was sent back to the IC and professor who carefully checked for any errors or need for revisions. In this case, there were none!

One of the completed comics
One of the completed comics

After the illustration was approved, the production team was tasked to place the illustration in the online course.

Comic placed in course site.