Below is a short presentation I delivered in a session on Using Digital Tools for writing instructors at CU Boulder. I drew on many resources to develop this condensed version of a longer presentation I’ve given elsewhere, and I’ve included a few of them below.
- Writing as Design, Design as Writing, by Donald Norman
- Web Style Guide Online Note: The complete book is available online. Follow the “next page” links at the bottom of each section.
- Bad Designs (source for the unreadable doors example)
- Web Credibility Project (shows role of design in influencing credibility)
- Be Succinct: Writing for the Web, by Jakob Nielsen
- Web Style Guide’s page on Rhetoric and Web Design
- Purdue OWL: Rhetorical Awareness and User-Centered Design (be sure to follow link to page 2 as well)
- Multiliteracies for a Digital Age (Studies in Writing & Rhetoric), by Stuart Selber
- Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, by Steve Krug
- The Design of Everyday Things, by Donald Norman
- 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People, Susan Weinschenk
My Design Analyses
- Article on A Few Rhetorical considerations for online course materials
- Design analyses of Google Docs and D2L under the Rhetoric of Design category