I hope everyone had a great weekend! I spent most of my time correcting/grading papers and reading the book The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman. It’s a bit outdated, but the concept is this: if an object needs directions or labeling, it’s poorly designed! I chuckled at his comments on how “someday” we will have appointment calendars and address books that automatically sync across platforms so we can access our data everywhere. That day is definitely here! 🙂 (I am having SO much fun with my new iPhone!)
I’m in the midst of working on my final project for Instructional Design, too. I’m putting together all the information that I will need to actually run the training to get the teachers at my school to update content on our school website. It’s a daunting task, especially considering that every teacher in our building has a varying background with technology. Anyway! On to the pictures!
Day 4’s task was to take a picture of a stranger. I don’t often go to many places where I’ll see strangers, but it just so happened that my husband took me to see the 3D edition of Beauty & the Beast on Saturday after we went to church. On our way out, I took out my phone and just snapped a blurry picture of some people who were standing in the hallway. There was a really rad looking older woman with purple hair that I saw on Saturday too, but she was moving too quickly for me to snap a photo. Here’s Saturday’s effort:
Sunday morning was nice and low-key. Before I started to get into grad work too heavily, my husband and I watched My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. We are not ashamed! The stories have great morals, and the characters are very dynamic–even though they all have their very distinct personalities. My favorite pony is Twilight Sparkle, the bookish one, and the husband’s is Rainbow Dash, the adventurous one. At 10 a.m. (the theme for day 5) we were watching the latest episode, “Read it and Weep.” Rainbow doesn’t want to admit she’s reading a book for fun because she had said it was an “egghead” thing to do. She’s trying to hide the book as Twilight and Fluttershy come and visit her at the hospital. Here’s my 10 a.m. photo for Feb. 5th!
Until next time, keep a song in your heart!