Design Principles, Session 3


  • Assignment review
    • Check your email for feedback on skill check 2; incorporate into final design brief due next week
  • Lecture/discussion
    • You’re a journalism instructor at UW. You have heard about a MOOC (anyone know what this stands for?) focused on building bots for journalism. A friend forwarded an email with information about the course and this link to register.
    • Record your steps/thoughts as you try to register for this course. Observe expectations versus website performance.
    • To register, you must be logged in.* If your prior username and password do not work (link to a page with a login screen), you’ll need to create a new account. (All of the new account info should be on the new account page not here – it’s visual clutter.)

      * Once you have logged in, go to the MOOC course list ( and select “Building Bots for Journalism: Software You Talk With”
      (Why can I not go straight to the course page >

      * Click “Enroll me” (the contrast here is poor: blue button on a blue bar).

      * We’ll send you an email confirming your enrollment (active tense), and you will see the course in “My Courses”

  • Small group presentations
    • Groups


Optional design discussion

  • Compare “fake news” with real news for genre similarities
  • Show Overdrive’s UX weakness RE bookmarkable URLs (SnoIsle broken UX, also demonstrates InVision)



  1. Complete week three skill check (Dropbox) by Monday May 7 @ 6 pm. Email completed form to kathy – dot – gil l@ bellevuecollege – dot – edu with the subject line: Design principles, week 3, FirstName LastName; please add your name to the file name
  2. Submit your final design brief that incorporates the questions from all three skill checks into one document by Monday May 7 @ 6 pm to kathy-dot-gill @ bellevuecollege-dot-edu with the subject line: Design principles, final brief, FirstName LastName; please include your name in the file name
    • This can be Word or PDF
    • If you are using Word365, please print a PDF and attach that rather than share the document with me.
  3. If you used PPT or PDF or images for your presentation, please share those with me as well.


Design principles sessions

  1. Session 1
  2. Session 2
  3. Session 3