e-Books

Master's degree in Editorial Design, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 7904/2013 - 18/06/2013

6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 45,0 TP + 3,0 OT + 3,0 O

Lecturer
- João Manuel de Sousa Nunes Costa Rosa
- Ana Isabel e Sousa do Carmo

Prerequisites
Not applicable

Objectives
1-Understand the potential of digital media
2-Understand and distinguish formats
3-Be familiar with the different types
4-Adapting content to digital format
5-Plan the interface
6-Edit/format digital books
7-Develop digital book projects

Program
1. Printed publications vs. digital publications
2. Digital publications overview
3. What is an ebook
4. Main formats
5. Main categories: eBook apps and readers
6. Processes of adaptation of printed content, representation of ideas/proposals
7. Creation of interactive documents (Adobe InDesign: Ai)
8. Creation of EPUB docs (AiD)

Evaluation Methodology
Ongoing and exam-based assessment: presentation and defence of a digital book project
Ebook project ( model/prototype design - 80%; presentation and defence - 10%; participation and commitment - 10%;).
Final mark will be awarded by the two instructors of the module. The component or area taught by each of them contributes 50% towards the final mark.
The wording of each assignment or task explains the items that will be subject to assessment.

Bibliography
- Cohen, S. e Diane, B. (2013). Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CS6. Berkeley (EUA): Peachpit
- Diane, B. e Cohen, S. (2014). Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CC: Moving Beyond Print to Digital. EUA: Adobe Press
- Castro, E. (2011). EPUB Straight to the Point: Creating ebooks for the Apple iPad and other ereaders. Berkeley (EUA): Peachpit Press
- Diane, B. e Cohen, S. (2014). Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CC: Moving Beyond Print to Digital. EUA: Adobe Press

Method of interaction
1 Lectures with audiovisual support
2 Develop visual arguments based on existing products
3 Content analysis; prioritizing
4 Creation of visual arguments
5 Practice of learned content
6 Project work

Software used in class