: my school work :
Thesis work, Fall 2012
Thesis Research Posters
Research Component: My thesis is about how digital media and unstructured play can be combined in order to foster healthy child development. As I finished up my secondary research I wanted to build a poster to highlight my research. This will be the first poster in a series of three.
This will be the second poster in a series of three that highlights the development of wireframes and paper prototypes used for user testing of my mobile application.
This will be the third poster in a series of three that highlights the final interface designs for my mobile application, called OhSnap!
Thesis work, Spring 2011
Thesis Concept Map
Research Component: My thesis is about how digital media and unstructured play can be combined in order to foster healthy child development. As I work on my secondary research I wanted to build a concept map to help make sense of it all. The ultimate goal is to build a digital and/or interactive tool of some kind that kids will love which will inspire them to spend time outdoors.
Advanced Kinetic & Sequential, Fall 2011
Research Component: In order to create an educational iPad app that will help motivate tweens to learn in the classroom, I had to do a lot of secondary research. To bring this research together in a visual way I created a concept map highlighting the key points and definitions that will help guide me in the process of building my app.
Educational iPad app prototype screens
A few frames from an educational iPad app that I developed which was created to motivate children to learn in school. Different students enjoy different subjects, so by combining different subjects into one, interactive project, it will appeal to many different students and connect their love of digital media with the inspiration to learn in the classroom.
Information Architecture, Fall 2011
The purpose of this assignment was to develop an evaluative blueprint of the Arduino site. My blueprint was built to provide a meaningful representation of how the site is organized and structured. I also analyzed and critiqued the site, which is reflected in my blueprint annotations and summary.
Information Visualization, Spring 2011
Research Component: When challenged with collecting data in order to visualize it graphically, I thought conducting a survey about which platform people use and why would be good subject matter. I handed out printed surveys as well as posted my survey on Facebook. Once the results were tabulated and organized, I created pie charts and word clouds and represented all of my findings in a poster format that I could easily share with all of the participants involved.
Independent Study, Spring 2011
Four Learning Styles iPad epub
Research Component: For my independent study I wanted to research how children learn in school in order to create an interactive learning tool. Instead of creating a research poster, I decided to create an iPad epub out of my research and make it more interactive. It was also a challenge to learn the folio building feature in InDesign, and I hope to utilize this knowledge with future projects in the classroom.