Week 10

Kelsey Quinn - Sun 21 June 2020, 10:36 pm

Creating the video and prototype document has helped me further develop and understand my concept. In particular, I decided to have two states for the device, locked and unlocked. Because the concept focuses on using weight to understand fractions and proportionality, I thought it would be good to have a setting where users could only manipulate the weights, and the note blocks are locked in place. In the unlocked setting, users can change both note blocks and weights as they wish, to allow for more open-ended creation. I’m interested to see what feedback I get from this change, as I have only really thought of it this week, and haven’t had the time to really think about all the implications.

I’m a bit concerned that my demonstration video is quite short, however I felt that there wasn’t really anything else that needed to be added. I felt that a short, clear explanation and demonstration was better. It does make me a bit worried that my concept isn’t complex enough, if it can be explained in such a short time, and I’m concerned that it’s getting too late in the semester to make any significant changes. I will have to wait and see what feedback I get.

It was also interesting to properly see other peoples’ concepts for the first time. Some groups were almost intimidating in how much progress they had made, while others gave me more perspective on my own progress, and made me feel like I’m not as behind as I thought.

I was also able to speak to tutors in the Thursday workshop session about options for constructing the form. They assured me that a high-fidelity prototype was not necessary, and that consideration will be given to the difficulty accessing materials and tools this semester. That made me feel a lot more at ease about getting my prototype finished.

week 10