Impact Outcome How-To Guides & Support
How do I create an impact outcome?
Throughout the course of each Lab, teams of students plan, develop, and ultimately publish impact outcomes that share the work from their Lab in a public, socially impactful form. Impact outcomes can be videos, presentations, op-ed pieces, art objects, performances, proposals, interventions, events, interviews, panel discussions, and more. The below How-To guides are just a few examples of the types of impact outcomes students have created in the past and will provide you with links and details for campus resources to help you get started. But as we've said, impact outcomes can take countless forms, so if you have questions or ideas about how to create your outcome and need some resources, reach out to us at the Humanities Lab at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plan a Lab-related event
To organize a Humanities Lab public event, you'll need to know the date, time, location, mode, number of expected participants, technology needs, and other details for the event you'd like to organize.
Possible on-campus venues include:
- Cady Mall, Orange Mall, or Student Services Lawn for tabling outside Memorial Union and Student Pavilion
- Old Main conference rooms
- Classroom spaces (ISTB7- 409 and some spaces in Durham Hall)
Please be aware that students cannot complete forms or agreements for venue space. Students may reach out to venues to determine rates and amenities, but the Humanities Lab will ultimately need to book the venue on the Labs' behalf. If your Lab team has the details mapped and ready to get started, send us an email to email@example.com.
Create a film
To make a film, documentary, or video, you'll need recording equipment and an application such as Lightworks, iMovie, or Adobe Premiere. (As a student, you have free access to Adobe software, which you can request here.)
Unless you own your own cameras or have previous experience, we recommend reaching out to the ASU Makerspace in Hayden Library or Learning Support Services in the School of International Letters and Cultures to borrow equipment from the Online Public Access Catalog, receive training, and connect with resources.
ASU has dedicated facilities for filmmaking with proper recording, editing, and audio equipment. You can book spaces at Hayden Library's Recording Suite and Editing Bay or SILC Learning Support Services' Collaboratory and One-Button Studio.
Record a podcast
You'll also need recording releases for anyone appearing in the podcast.
While you can create a good podcast using your personal computer, without any previous experience, we recommend reaching out to the ASU Makerspace in Hayden Library to book one of the Podcasting Studios or to Learning Support Services in the School of International Letters and Cultures to borrow equipment from the Online Public Access Catalog, receive training, and connect with resources.
Design flyers, pamphlets, posters, and more
To create a design, you'll need an application like Canva or Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign, which you can access for free by requesting Adobe Creative Cloud here. If your design is relatively simple or mostly text, you may also be able to get away with Microsoft Powerpoint or Word.
Set up a website
Websites can be used to establish an online presence for an impact outcome. To design a site, consider using a website builder such as Digication for ePortfolios, Google Sites for simple, shareable sites, ArcGIS Storymaps for geography-related outcomes, or Wix for extensive customized websites.
Spread the word
Need help getting the word out about your impact outcome? The Humanities Lab frequently uses its social media accounts to help students' outcomes reach a larger audience. In the past students have used the Humanities Lab's social media for weeklong Instagram takeovers and announcements for impact outcome events.
You may request a social media post for your impact outcome by submitting this online form, after which the Humanities Lab will review your request and get back to you within 48 hours. If you are considering a social media takeover, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.