I forgot to mention tonight, but if you would like to get a glimpse into my other area of research, Virtual Reality, my lab is giving a tour open to the public this Wednesday from 1:30-2:30. If you would like to come, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (608) 316-4483 to reserve a spot. More information can be found here:
As an initial note, remember that your final post will be the first thing the outside world will see when they find your project. This post should include the following items:
- Upload images and videos of your final project and an image of your final poster as a JPG
- Describe what your project does and how it works
- What are your overall feelings on your project? Are you pleased, disappointed, etc.?
- How well did your project meet your original project description and goals?
- What were the largest hurdles you encountered? How did you overcome these challenges?
- If you had more time, what would you do next?
This post is due by Thursday, December 18th at 5pm. Extensions are available upon email request. Also, please make sure the category tag for all of your project posts are correct. You can check if the tag is correct by clicking the menu item for your project.
Also, send an email with the following items to kbponto and frantal @ wisc.edu by the same date :
First for everyone
What are your personal thoughts and feelings on the project?
What are they greatest strides you made in this course?
For those people who worked in teams
What is your opinion of the about the team dynamics of your group?
Do you feel that everyone in your group contributed to the project?
Do you feel that everyone in your group should receive the same grade?
Optional questions about the course in general
What worked in this class and should be continued?
What didn’t work in this class?
What is something that isn’t currently happening in the course and should be started?
Thoughts for Jess as a TA
Thoughts on the course time and structure
For tonight’s event, be sure to look nice. This is a professional presentation and you will be talking to members of the public. Please arrive by 3:30 so that we can make sure everything is setup on time.
If you want help on poster printing, meet at the front desk at the discovery building (WID) at 10:30am tomorrow. You wont be able to get inside if you are late, so make sure you have everything ready to go.
You can find the discovery here:
As the end of the semester is rapidly approaching, I thought I would list some thoughts and considerations.
Friday’s event is open to the public
I am guessing we will have between 50-100 people, but the event the last week drew 200+. In this regard, having a good and functional project is important not only for your grade, but also for your own esteem.
Better late than never
Any work that has not been submitted gets a zero. Late work however, can get up to 50%. In this regard, you may want to check back through your postings, assignments, etc and make sure you have something there. You may also want to email me to let me know if you posted something late so that I don’t miss it.
Projects and posters can not be turned in late
The event happens at 5pm on the 12th. There is no ability to turn these items in late so make sure they are done on time.
Make sure you are following directions
The project posting guidelines can be found here
Make sure your posts include all of the items. If they don’t you will lose credit.
Make sure your posts are labelled correctly
If the category for your posts are set up correctly, people following your project will have a tough time. Be sure all of your posts have the correct label
Here is a poster for the showcase event.
You can download a pdf copy here for printing
For the final project showcase, you will need to make a poster for your work. An example of how your poster could look can be found at:
The poster should include:
Name of the Project
- Include a link to the project page on the class website
- What the project is intended to do. (One Sentence.)
- Images from other projects/designs/ideas that motivated you to undertake this project.
- Cite where they came from.
Project Description (Bullet Point List)
- Why you felt this was important to design
- Why is your project unique
- Examples of how your project could be used
- Where this project could go in the future
Images of the Final Project
Right now we will plan on having a final critique on Monday December 15th at 6pm. Let us know if you have any conflicts.
Now that we completed the first few project posts, we will update the project posting structure.
For the weekly update posts, please address the following:
- What did you do this week? [Be sure to include at least one image or video]
- Describe the problems you encountered
- Describe the successes you had
- Are you on schedule?
- What do you plan to do next week?
We will have a visitor from WARF on Tuesday, November 25th who will talk with us about intellectual property issues. This should be a great visit!