We started the class with the presentations for the App Design Project. One of my favorites were Kendall’s Color Design App and Gabe’s Panoramagram App. They seemed really though out and well produced. Both of their apps contained enough small details to show that they really had a specific idea for the app rather than a broad visualization. For instance, Kendall showed the user that they could slide the to the next page by adding a little part of the text from that page to the direction you should slide. Another example is Gabe’s button states. I know that other people did button states too but he’s the only one that showed what it looked like before, during, and after you press the buttons. I thought that with all those tiny parts added to their presentation they were able to make it their own and show their hard work at the same time.
The class then took a break from the presentations for a guest lecture from a student that went to MIT. They were actually a bunch of people that showed up for the presentation. I know there was Chris Stanley, a professor from the University of Washington, Doug, and students from a different class. The presentation was really cool and innovative. He talked about radical atoms and things that I thought were completely out of my league. But he explained to us that with enough creativity and the right technology it’s actually completely possible. There was a video in the presentation that showed what he did with the radical atoms and I thought it was phenomenal. The main basis of the class he was introducing was using design to manipulate technology in order to present something that seems futuristic. I’m not really explaining it well but it’s one of those things that you’d have see in person. Anyway, I would have loved to take the class by the end of the presentation but I couldn’t because my schedule was already filled. I really hope that the class will available in future quarters.
I made a new social media app for the project it focused on the premise that there are no stupid ideas. I believe that people think of innovative and amazing ideas everyday but they’re either dismissed or forgotten. My app is design similarly to Instagram but instead of pictures, it’d be ideas. I named it Innovate but it’s still in the process of editing. Basically, in the app a user would post an idea and depending on how many supports that it gets then it might be able to be viewed by CEOs, world leader, government officals, etc. I wanted to make a social media that would help advance the world to a better future while keeping that connectivity we get from sharing and viewing things from people.