Sunday, August 20, 2006

Concluding session

I must express my thanks to all colleagues of MITE 6323, the community of learning, led by Dr Churchill. We've made up the constructivist experience which I've never had before. As a concluding session to my first blogging experience and this course, my final paper is published HERE with a brief description on the use of our learning object designed by Kelvin and me.


It provides students a means to get familiar with the function of a laser-engraving system before they get their hands on the actual machine. It allows students to choose between two predefined figures (“A” with an oval as its outline, or “B” with a polygon as its outline) to engrave.

By specifying the two colors (black and red) to be vector or raster, students can effectively control the laser beam to cut through or simply creating an embossed image onto the piece of acrylic sheet.

The simulator also gives students the choice of altering the speed and power of the black and red colors, thereby creating different effect. Upon pressing the “EXE” key, the resulting effect will be displayed via a pre-recorded video clip on the upper-right-hand corner, and a conceptual cross-sectional view animation adjacent to the video.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Final project

After days of hardwork, Kelvin and I are ready to present our final presentation.

It is over 30MB in size. You may download it from right-mouse-button-clicking on this URL, and select "save target as".

Click HERE for our source file.

Friday, July 28, 2006

A Preliminary Prototype

This is a preliminary prototype for Kelvin and me. It is more of a representation of our concept. It shows you what knobs/buttons you can manipulate, and gives you a taste on what the resulting images/videos would look like.

Please give us some comments.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Summary of the screen interaction.

This chart tells how the laser head movement can be controlled by the setting of the power and speed.

Feel free to comment.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Our one screen visual - a proposal.

After communicating vigorously with my partner, Kelvin, we decided to proceed with storyboard and the one screen visual.

Here comes our screen first. Please comment.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

My reflection of Session 7.

I strongly agree what Dr Churchill stressed in the lesson, that we should try to rule out interactive questioning from the learning object. The teacher-student interaction should be left to the classroom context. I also understand that one screen presentation is a very good way to reduce the cognitive load of student during learning.

Thank David Lau. He led me finish the practical task to work out the Flash exercise in the lesson. David's idea of zooming effect on the map is exciting. This will be very useful for my group assignment too.

If we want to make a slider, it is very important to understand the concept of the definition of the location of an object. I'm longing for session 8 that Dr Churchill has proposed to demostrate how to make slider in Flash.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

My Storyboard

This is the first draft of my individual storyboard before I discussed with my partner Kelvin:

This is a preliminary draft. Hope you can understand. We'll revise the interface into one screen. Stay tuned.

My revised flow chart.


This is the revised flow chart: