The Social Inequalities class taught by Makeela J. Wells will display their work on the Ralph Brown Draughon Library’s Digital Wall from 12 – 1 p.m. on Friday, January 20. The project title is Understanding Inequality through Infographics and is based on research the students conducted on social issue topics during the fall semester.
This class included students from sociology, anthropology, and social work majors. In the Fall 2022 semester, Dr. Wells’ students created infographics in groups using Adobe Creative Cloud Express [https://express.adobe.com], via collaboration with Dr. Chelsy Hooper and Jonah Lasley of the AU Libraries’ Innovation & Research Commons.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to come view the display which will run exclusively 12- 1 p.m. on January 20. Before and after the scheduled program, the display is available on-demand through an iPad control panel for the Digital Wall; access it under Presentations, Student Work, Makeela Wells. The Digital Wall [https://lib.auburn.edu/digital-wall/] is located on the 1st floor of the RBD Library as part of the Innovation & Research Commons [https://lib.auburn.edu/irc/index.php].
Additional projects from fall 2022 are available for viewing. Emory Serviss’ Digital Marketing class collaborated with Dr. Chelsy Hooper and Jennilyn Wiley to learn how to use Adobe Rush to make a marketing video and market it. Students visited the Adobe Creative Space [https://aub.ie/ircadobe] in the RBD Library, practiced hands-on editing techniques, and used Adobe Creative Cloud Express [https://express.adobe.com] to design graphics and social media posts for their group content marketing project. The top “viewed” class videos are now available for on-demand display on the Digital Wall in the RBD Library, first floor. Visitors can access it via the iPad in front of the Digital Wall by going to Presentations, Student Work, Serviss: Digital Marketing.
Djibo Zanzot’s Biology students and John Beckmann’s Scientific Illustration students collaborated to create new scientific imagery. As many of the species being researched by Dr. Zanzot's Biology students are critically endangered and those remaining can number in the single digits, it can be hard to source images that are high enough quality and that are open to use. Dr. Zanzot also wanted his class to highlight different cell types found within these species and it has proven hard to source high resolution images of cells in past semesters of this project. The students in Dr. Beckmann’s Scientific Illustration class were assigned a group from the biology class as a "client" and worked with those students to create original artwork of the endangered species as well as some of the unique cell types found within, using Adobe Creative Cloud applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator. The scientific artwork is on display on-demand on the Digital Wall via the iPad control panel under Presentations. These projects were made possible through library personnel collaborations including Patricia Hartman, Jonah Lasley, and Chris Mixon.
All Auburn students have access to Adobe Creative Cloud [https://adobe.auburn.edu]. The Adobe Creative Space personnel can assist faculty and instructors in integrating Adobe Creative Cloud applications into courses: contact Chelsy Hooper at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit https://aub.ie/ircadobe. For questions regarding the Digital Wall, contact Chris Mixon at email@example.com or visit https://lib.auburn.edu/digital-wall/.