I’m very happy to announce that my book is officially apart of my school’s library! Its so exciting to look at a book I made at a public bookshelf! I look forward to see people reading it! You can view it here!
After a long 7 month of preparation, the MYP Personal Project is finally over. The experience I gained from the Personal Project is really valuable. I was able to learn many new things, further understand the meaning of Human Ingenuity and I learnt many new skills. The things I get out personal project will really help me in the future, time management, persistance, being independent, theres too much to list. Overall, I think I did quite well for my project, I was able to complete my product in time and I had a successful exhibition, selling 13 of my books! I could have done a lot better if I had spend my time wisely but I’m glad to say that the personal project is officially over! (Well…not really)
|Traditional||A part of a tradition|
|Ideology||The ideas and manner of a group, social class, or individual.|
|Innovative||A idea that uses methods that are advanced and original.|
|Communism||A political theory that leads to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.|
|Capitalism||An economic and political system where a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit.|
|Continuity||The unbroken and consistent existence of something over a period of time.|
|Contrast||Being different from something else|
|Micro Economics||The part of economics that focuses on single factors and the effects of individual decisions.|
|Macro Economics||The part of economics that focuses on general economic factors, such as interest rates and national productivity.|
|Free Market||An economic system where prices are determined by unrestricted competition between privately owned businesses.|
|Supply and Demand||The relation that determines the price of a commodity in the market.|
|GDP||The total value of goods produced and services provided in a country during one year.|
|Externalities||A consequence of an economic activity that affects or is experienced by unrelated third parties; an externality can either be positive or negative.|
|Circular Flow of Income||The circular flow of income is an economic model showing how money flows through the economy.|
Personal Project Exhibition is finally over! Overall, it was a great experience, I got complimented a lot and got many good feedbacks. I also reached one of goal of selling 10 books (14). The other goals I managed to reach and have not yet reached are
- To be able to create more then 50 pages for my book by the end of April 5. COMPLETE
- To be able get at least 10 orders for my book during the personal project exhibition. COMPLETE
- To be able publish my book onto the ibook store and get 50 downloads 1 month after it’s published. NOT YET
- Write at least 5 different chapters for the book. COMPLETE
- Include at least 3 case studies for the book. COMPLETE
This tuesday, I went to get all the things I needed for my booth! I made a poster displaying my AOI, bookmarks for people to take away and I printed another 10 books!
In the pictures above, you can see the completed bookmarks and poster. For the bookmarks, I have decided to put some information on it. The reason why I did that is because not everyone will buy my book, thus, I have to try and achieve my goal of allowing people to gain knowledge on graphic design and ways that can help them improve their designs. I did this by creating bookmarks that includes tips from my book that will at least help them gain some knowledge. In the other two pictures, you see a plastic wrapper, hair dryer and myself. I was actually wrapping the books so that they will look better and will not be damaged or opened during the exhibition (of course I left some for display). On that note, I am really excited for tomorrow (booth set up) and the actual exhibition as well! After 8 months all the works are going to payed off!
To begin our new unit of Robotics in IT, we had to create a short presentation on Robotics. I think I could have done a lot better. To be honest, not much preparation was made on the presentation but the content was good. I think I should have made notes on paper and create key points on the presentation to elaborate on. By doing this, I will improve my eye contact, engagement with the audience as well as the overall quality of my presentation.
Bad news. I’ve forgot everything about writing my PP journal! Its been around 3 weeks since my last post but on the bright side…I’M DONE WITH MY PERSONAL PROJECT PRODUCT! I’ve been working really hard on trying to complete my book since the start of term break and I forgot to do my journal! Also, I just went to print my book! It took quite a while to give the print shop since BOTH of my usb broke and I had to use some stranger’s USB instead.
During the past four weeks, I finally completed my book called “The Cookbook for Designers” the book will be on sale during the Personal Project Exhibition which will be held on April 15 – 16. The full process of making this book can be viewed here!
During the past 4 weeks I have been working really hard on my book and now I’m finally done. The process of making this book is long. First I did all the research need for the book and summarized them for the contents of my book.
After the research stage, I started creating the book’s cover! The process can be seen here! Next, I started doing the pages of my book. For different pages of my book, I used different themes, so each page feels like a design of it self.
Inorder to create a page, there are several steps to take. First I would create a empty page with guild lines showing were the content should be placed and vice versa. The guide lines are really important because there are some parts of the page that should be left blank so it wouldn’t be cut off when printed. The guide lines also show me where the centers are in a page.
Next, I would start by just roughly placing where the elements will be such as the text, the images, the title..etc. This makes it easier to work from afterwards.
As seen the guild lines play a big role in creating the draft. The text box and image block are all lined up on a guide line. The next step is to place in the actual text.
As you can see in the image above, diagrams are also placed in and usually the draft will be altered because different diagrams has to be with different parts of the text. The diagrams are made all by myself. Heres how i made the color wheels.
Secondary Color wheel: Using the first diagram, I will divided further and add the secondary color. The tertiary color wheel is made the same way.
Monochromatic color wheel: This is created using the tint and shade diagram but I whited out the unnecessary parts. This is done with other similar diagram such as analogous color, complementary and others.
For the rest of the page, its similar but some have other people’s work instead of diagrams. If this is the case, I would put accreditation right beside the work as well as in the work cited page at the end of the book.
I am thinking of a fairy tale,
where the princess is not
flinging herself down the stairs.
I am thinking of a fairy tale,
Hansel and Great,
Bounty and the Beast,
where the beauty
has a pillowed breast,
and fingers plump as sausage.
I am thinking of a fairy tale
that is not yet written,
for a teller not yet born,
for a listener not yet conceived,
for a world not yet won,
where everything round is good:
the sun, wheels, cookies, and the princess.
Why did I choose this poem?
I have chosen the poem, “Fat Is Not a Fairy Tale” by Jane Yolen, because I think this is a very interesting poem. I uses comedic elements in the poem while discussing important issues that are happening to real people in real life.