Thursday, June 29, 2006

Project Proposal

Dear Daniel and Classmates,

Our proposal is developing an application such that it could help Hong Kong visitors learn more about our tourist attractions. Currently, the Hong Kong tourism commission is using a hyperlink under the web to introduce different "attractions and 18 districts" to our visitors.

However, it is find that they are in the form of information only which do not have any visual interaction with the web surfers.










http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/touring/hkiidistricts/index.jhtml


Scope of work

Proposed add-on visual/interactive ideas for these attractions are:

1) identify the bus, tram, boat and other routes to these different attractions

2) highlight some attraction important parameters (i.e. visitors count, opening hours, entry fee, discount for overseas visitors, etc) for web surfers

3) hyperlink to these attraction websites

4) faciliate its entry ticket booking, etc

5) propose route to visitors for their planning of trip (e.g. what attractions are suitable for your one day or two days local trip)

Since this proposed scope of work is very preliminary, we will add more nice features to this project in the later stage.

Technical Issues

Developing tool is using "Macromedia Flash" for this project. There may have the limitation of this software, we will revise the scope of work accordingly if necessary.

Please kindly comment and suggest some functionality you find interest.


Cheers,

Terence and Amy

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Reflection of lesson 5

Dear Classmates and Daniel,

After lesson five, we have familiar more details of software "flash". Since we will use it for our project of this module, we have tried it a bit at home. However, it is find that it is not as easy as we expected. We need to have more hand on of this software during these couple of weeks. In the mean time, apart from these technical thing, the utmost important thing is to brain storm the story board of our project.

Cheers,
Terence

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Task 4 - Shape of a rain drop

Dear Classmates and Daniel,

Amy and I have done the task 4 as below link,







Task 4 - Shape of a rain drop


Enjoy it and cheers,

Terence and Amy

Reflection of lesson 4

Dear all,

This lession give us a background knowledge of learning object such as simulation objects, practice objects, presentation objects, information objects, conceptual models and contextual respresentation. Particularly, the information objects and conceptual models recall our memory of database design E-R diagram, etc.

I have tried the evaluation version of "Crystal Xcelsius" , but it seems that it is not easy as we think. Consequently, Amy and I do the task 4 still stick on our familiar powerpoint software. We wish we could try our next exercise with this new software tool.

Cheers,
Terence

Reflection of lesson 3

Dear all,

In this lession, we have learnt different kind of digital stories and the story development process. This give us a foundation to build our final project (Accessment Component 2) of this module.

Cheers,
Terence

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Task 3 - Digital Story

Dear Daniel and Classmates,

This project is working with my partner, Amy Kan. The first story is using an active voice and the latter one (same story) is using passive voice to teach a class of F.2 student.

Please link to my digital story as below. Enjoy it ...

Story 1
Story 2


Reflection of this task

We have a great experience when we are doing this project.

We have learnt how to create a digital story using this user friendly "Photo Story 3" tools. It is a nice tool which help us authoring all videos, texts, photos and music stuffs together in a story board within a timeline. We don't need to worry about any technical issue and could finish the digital story in a very short time.

Cheers,
Terence Chow

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Task 2 - Design a Visual Display


Dear Classmates and Daniel,

Amy and I have created an information object of task 2. Please kindly have a look and comment. Thank you.

Cheers,
Terence and Amy



Some reflection when we do this information object:

It seems that the source of text has rich information and we need to present it in visual and interactive form. We have trace off some unimportant facts and details in exchange of less wording and self-explanation. We are using powerpoint for this exercise and may be we could try some other tools next time.

Finally, it is a good start for us in visual thinking.

Terence

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Reflection of lesson two

After this lesson, it is glad that I have chosen the right module in my MSc program. Traditionally, we have learnt reading and writing in our studies. It is rarely to learn how to present our ideas in a visual form.

From this module, we could use same data in different visual form to present to our audience with different ideas. A good visual representation is consisting of less wording but more creativity.

Cheers,
Terence

Reflection of lesson one

It is nice to learn from this lesson that there is a tool called "blogger" which could help us to share and present our ideas in a visual and interactive form.

Terence Chow

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Introduction of Terence Chow

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