this blog will be a little different, it will be on writing the report but ill still follow the same structure being analysis > feedback
so i start writing my section.. which ends up being two sections as Dylan and I did the entire report, I was still happy to get help as it was a big job.
my two different parts i wrote about was UI and UX design, my main part and the part i will present is UX design however,
so we hurry with haste to the achievement criteria for the assessment and see we need 6 parts on UI design, UX design, Media design and Web design, we will not aim for any less so i hope my buddy has also done his part to equal of my work quality!!!
i already had my 6 keywords for each and they were:
UI : Color scheme, Controls, Navigation, White space, Symmetry and Navigation element positioning.
UX: Usability, Accessibility, Pleasure, Clear design, Responsiveness and Being easy to find.
so I start by re writing the definitions to my own understanding, this will show if i actually know what i’m talking about eh!
and then i take my time filling in the rest of the report
instead of wasting your and my time writing about how i wrote the report as it can be seen in the submission anyways i’ll like to talk about our presentation instead,
i want to cover all 6 of my UX points in the slides, i think this will outline what i learnt and help outline better what is going on inside of the website, i also want to add humor also, so i ended up adding GIF’s in there, but mainly it had the facts the audience need
also i spent some time refreshing my knowledge on how to write up a good slide show, and i actually found on the home page of Google Slides there was a guide, the majority of the slide actually said to use lots of white space! who would have thought that at this point… continuing it said to try make it punchy and add the good stuff and don’t bore the audience with walls of text, this i can do! (The not bore part i mean)
so i make a summarization of the report contents and also outline key concepts that were not relevant in the report setting to really capture everything i need, we only managed to have time for one practice run for the presentation, but we devised a plan and made Q cards on where we struggled from presenting on the spot and this helped a lot.
i don’t normally use Q cards but i wanted to try and see if it helped, it is easier to loose track when using them as you have two places to focus, on your audience and the cards, but it saves you when you are lost! so is it any better? i’m really not sure, I’ll get back to you when i have a giant corporation and google is on the verge of closing down whilst i’m conducting massive presentations, hell maybe you’ll even happen to be there who knows.
Not 100% sure where this blog went, it had Reflections through out so i wont make a section this time around, so i guess my “Extra section” will be on evaluating the class
My thoughts/experiences with DES501
To be quite honest i really thought i was back in COM501 quite often through out the course, this isn’t a problem and i realized carrying on the key concepts from COM501 to the presentation would help lots, and the report writing alike, and it did.
But i felt that the amount of time doing web design was very limited, i felt this could be improved on in future iterations of the class, i spoke to many individuals for their input and they told me they could not tell COM501 and DES501 apart for the first month and i’d agree to an extent there.
however there isn’t all negatives, i thoroughly enjoyed the professionals coming in to guest speak lots and learnt a lot from their presence and working with Liz and Belma as tutors made me put more effort into my reports and presentation without me realizing until now, i like this as we should be doing this anyways really, it pushed me in the right direction and i enjoy the critique from professionals in their work divisions.
I hope you guys enjoyed teaching us as we enjoyed being students, I wouldn’t even pick different teachers for the subject if i could, that’s for sure!