Digital Periodicals


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

5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 45,0 TP + 3,0 OT + 3,0 O

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

Not applicable

1. Identify the potential of mobile devices in the context of periodicals and adapt the choice of format to the content and distribution of the publication
2. Edit and format application-oriented content on mobile devices according to best practices and guidelines
3. Design thinking and planning of future projects
4. Explain the options made and present at storyboard
5. Develop an editorial design project for mobile devices
6. Contact with different process of evaluation
7. Use methods and procedures to evalute the proposals

1. Print Publishing vs. Digital Publishing. Differences and similarities between content and design;
2. The different tools and platforms available. Suitability of the choice of format to the content and distribution of the publication;
3. Best practices and guidelines for digital publishing design;
3.1 Grid and Typography
3.2 Image formats
3.3 Audio and video content
3.4 Reading Progression Indication
3.5 Navigation and wayfinding
4. Creating digital publications with Adobe InDesign and Twixl Publisher;
4.1 Workflow: Article based vs. Publication based
4.2 Multi-page articles and long-page articles
4.3 Alternate layouts (portrait and landscape orientation)
4.4 Interactivity, pre-flight, preview and sharing
5. Storyaboard e storytelling. Revisions.
6. Steps in designing. Ponderations and evaluation.
7. Usability.
8. Users as evaluaters an co-authors. Co- design and etnographic design.

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous and exam assessment:
Digital publication project (design of the maquette/prototype - 80%; presentation and defence - 10%; participation and commitment - 10%;)

- Cohen, S. e Burns, D. (2013). Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CS6. Berkeley (EUA): Peachpit
- Apfelbaum, S. e Cezzar , J. (2014). Designing The Editorial Experience. Beverly (EUA): Rokport Publishers
- Zappaterra, Y. e Caldwell , C. (2014). Editorial Design: Digital & Print. Londres (RU): Laurence King Publishing
- Lupton, E. (2014). Type on Screen. Nova Iorque (EUA): PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS

Method of interaction
1. Lectures and demos supported by datashow
2. Tutorials including problem solving.
3. Development of an editorial design project for tablets

Software used in class
Adobe InDesign
Twixl Publisher (Plug-in)