Overall Evaluation for e-book + individuals contributions

We all worked well as a group to produce the finished e-book.  We had worked together in other projects therefore we worked to our strengths.  At the beginning we sat together and planned who would do what.  At each stage of the e-book we all discussed what would improve our completed task e.g. what would go into the contents page what photos we would insert, which cover we would use, and which poster to advertise the book.

The main research for content was completed by Yvonne.  This involved research from Lauder College archives, the Carnegie Library and the internet.  I also produced one of the versions of the cover for the e-book using Adobe Photoshop and research from the internet for images.

Bogusia did the main work on producing the e-book by using the programme Sigil this was the first time this programme was used on the course.  It was a complicated programme to learn from scratch.  Bogusia also did the research on the Blue colour swatches for the e-book.

Grant produced all the photographs for the e-book he had to re-size them for the book.  Grant also produced one of the versions for the book cover, and one of the versions of a poster to advertise the book using Adobe Photoshop.

Agnieszka produced the version we decided to use of the poster advertising the the e-book she used Adobe Photoshop and also research into the fonts to be used in the Poster.  Agnieszka also did research on the Brown colour swatches for the book.

To conclude we are all happy with the learning experience and how well we worked together not duplicating the work but bringing in on time our own part of the work to complete the book

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E-Book Covers

Two book covers were created we chose the one following for the book and the other one as research.  We chose to do the book cover with a blue background as the posters advertising the e-book was completed in a shade of brown.  This was because these were the colours we researched for our e-booke book cover copylauder-carnegie e book cover copy

e-book advertising posters

The following 2 images were designed to advertise the e-book using poster form.   The posters had a brown background as we completed the book cover with a blue background.  We chose to research these colours for our e-book because Lauder College used brown and Carnegie College used blue for its logo and letter headings

poster poster 1 copy

Colour Investigation

Colour Investigation

http://colorschemedesigner.com/

Image

Our group used the above site to help us decide on our colour palette for the book.  We choose to use a brown warm colour palette and a blue cool colour palette.  The reason we chose these two palette were because the Lauder Technical College corporate colours were brown.  We decided not to use the brown because the Lauder Legacy Book used this colour and we decided to move forward.  We used blue colour palette because blue is the main colour of Carnegie College and we thought this would show some continuity in thinking of our heritage.

Investigation of Fonts suitable for older people.

We are looking at fonts that are clear and easy to read for older readers.

https://typekit.com/fonts/adobe-garamond-pro

fontThe first font we chose of the two asked for was Adobe Garamond Pro.  We chose this because it looked clear but attractive and easy to read.  From the samples above we felt we wanted the following for use in our book.

Regular 400 we chose for the paragraphs
Semi Bold 600 we chose for the Sub Headings

Bold 700 for the Main Heading.

The second font we chose was Aller.

http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Aller

font 2We have decided to use the Aller because it seem clearer and easier to read for our readers.  It is also attractive.

 

 

E-book Research – cover, content page, collated

Ideas for Title – Cover of e-book- Contents page:   from research gathered.

Title –-Heritage of Lauder Technical School/College/Carnegie College.

Sub title  – – ‘A Dunfermline/West Fife College – Always Ahead Of  It’s Time’.   If room on cover:  Three Pictures perhaps overlapping on angle. (Founder –Benefactor- NC Level 5 Digital Media Tutor and Students in Class at Computers).

Pictures on cover – Take picture of George Lauder’s portrait in Library.( This done) Take picture of Andrew Carnegie’s head and shoulder’s from college. (Picture not good try again)

Ask Neil to take picture of NC5 Media Class working at desks to include Chris as tutor.

Takes into account past and up to the present day.

Contents Page:

 Lauder Technical School/College/Carnegie College.

  1. 1.      19th century Founder of Technical School George Lauder
  2. 2.      19th Benefactor of Technical School Andrew Carnegie.
  3. Men ahead of their times George Lauder, Dunfermline – John F. Kennedy, 35th President USA. Andrew Carnegie, Dunfermline/America.  Quotes from different time periods 19th  -20th century carrying the same essential message.  These would be in the form of an info graphic. (G .Lauder & J.F. Kennedy and Andrew Carnegie).
  4. Histories of some of the various building making up Lauder/Carnegie College. (Together with  pictures taken in 2013 and pictures scanned from Lauder Legacy Book and short heading on their use then and now for Dunfermline and West Fife Communities.
  5.  Learning/teaching.   Some of the subjects on the curriculum throughout the College’s history
  6. 6.      Surviving and thriving in the  21st century.

Mention new name:  Fife College from 1/8/2013. – Principal Hugh Logan.

Research collated so far to meet the above requirements.

Title – Front Cover of book Photo of Carnegie & Lauder. –  One photo of our class to be taken.

Contents Page complete and points 1 – 6 collated.   Research Weeks 1 – 4 complete.

Info Graphic to be completed and some photos still to be collated.

 

Users and e-books Product Research

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Our group is choosing to target the 40-55 year age group.

e books

Our group would define an e book as an electronic book that allows us to have many books within a small electronic device that allows you to carry a library around with you in your pocket or handbag.
It takes up a small storage space in your home.

You read it like an ordinary book using buttons to navigate the pages and chapters.  It also has a thesaurus and dictionary built into it.   Most books allows you to comment on them and send your likes to twitter and facebook.  When you have finished reading it also brings up other books of a similar nature and books by the same author to encourage you to buy more.

Books have to be available to be read in many different screen sizes.   Some of these sizes the formats would have to deal with are smart phones, I-pads,e -books,P.C. and the different software involved for these devices.

To create an e-book will will be using a users group of 40-55 and we will be using the appropriate format, fonts, photographs, info graphics, and style suitable for this group.

http://www.open.ac.uk/library/library-resources/ebooks