Draft:DLC Spring 2014 Class Projects/Peter Sternberg (HERS 315)

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Class Sections, Location, Days and Times

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
  • Maxwell 379

Software Requested

  • Adobe InDesign

DLC STAR Support Expectations

  • Will bring sample poster/pamphlet with them to class
  • Will show students how to create a poster and a trifold pamphlet using Adobe InDesign.
  • Will remain in the classroom to support students
  • Will be available in Somsen 207e for 1:1 support as needed by students (by appointment please)

Presenters and Support Schedule

  • Eric Ling and Jessica Friedrich
    • InDesign Poster Training and Support
      • Thursday, March 20
      • Thursday, March 27
    • InDesign Trifold Pamphlet Training and Support
      • Tuesday, April 1
      • Thursday, April 3

Project Details

  • Create poster and trifold poster in InDesign
  • Class topic is HPV
  • Sample topic is HIV

Outline Questions

Scientific information

  • What are the risks to health?
  • Who (which people) are most at risk and what behaviors put them at risk?
  • What is the most effective way of avoiding the risk.


  • What should people know that they do not know?
  • What will that knowledge enable them to do (ex. Make a decision to use a condom)
  • What might be the result if they do not have the information


  • Who, precisely is the audience? - ages, genders, ethnicity, culture, geographical location

Project Assignment Worksheets

Student Expectations

Downloading Software

Students will need to have Adobe InDesign downloaded to their laptops from the WSU server

Online Video Training


1. Create your lynda account
2. Videos to Watch

Students will need to have gone through the lynda training videos listed below:

Essential Training

InDesign CS6 Essential Training

For Both
For Posters
For Trifold Pamphlets

Other Available Training

Creating a Trifold Brochure in Adobe InDesign on YouTube

Brochure Design DOs and DON'Ts

  • DO: Be consistent with your text. Pick a font size and type for each type of text you are working with. For example one for body text and another for heading text.
  • DO: Be consistent with your margins in text boxes (search for inset spacing to find more information regarding this subject).
  • DO: Involve your reader, a call to action is helpful in engaging your audience.
  • DON'T: Allow your text to fade into the background. Use tools like the rectangle tool or background color to create backdrops for your text.
  • DON'T: Use the following color combinations, if you can help it, which are especially hard on colorblind people: Green & Red; Green & Brown; Blue & Purple; Green & Blue; Light Green & Yellow; Blue & Grey; Green & Grey; Green & Black
*Sample brochure created by Eric Ling