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DESCRIPTION: After Thomson Learning changed their name to Cengage Learning, a new web style guideline needed to be made. The new guidelines had to incorporate the existing books’ brands but at the same time show they are part of Cengage Learning.
DESCRIPTION: Speech studio is an online video upload and grading program that improves the learning comprehension of your public speaking students. With Speech Studio, students can upload video files of practice speeches or final performances, comment on their peer’s speeches
Mac Over Matter, a self-started side project, is a public weblog sharing digested news, reviews, musings, and tips with the Mac-based community. The versatile logo is a light-hearted take on the Mac Finder icon and also suggests knowledge, but within a fun setting.
OBJECTIVE: Make a dynamic site that allows for easy entry posting and editing, as well as comment posting from visitors.
SOLUTIONS: Use Movable Type software to set up a basic weblog and finetune it to an optimal design.
DESCRIPTION: Mac Over Matter, a self-started side project, is a public weblog sharing digested news, reviews, musings, and tips with the Mac-based community.
TECH SPECS: HTML, Movable Type, CSS, SQL and Flash
DESCRIPTION: This Flex Application is the premium content player for all of Cengage’s course technology’s division. The system behind this application has a one click deployment method for web, CD and DVD.
DESCRIPTION: A self-started Flash demonstration of how technology can mimic nature. In this interactive piece, a tree grows into a random form after given a few parameters. The user can play with the sliders of the parameters.
DESCRIPTION: Bug Bounce is a prototype Flash-based game for Thomson Learning. The goal of the game is to get the highest score possible. This is achieved by gaining points through bouncing a bug with as much power as possible. By answering questions correctly, the player gains more power for bouncing. Overall, the purpose of this game is to add an entertaining element into learning.
DESCRIPTION: Wheel of Terms is a Flash-based game designed for Thomson Learning. The game, which is similar to the Wheel of Fortune game show, serves as a learning tool for college students. This game keeps users’ scores on www.course.com so that professors can track their students’ progress.
SOLUTIONS: Incorporate floor plans, specs, and news into the website to keep customers updated and interested. Separate all website images and text from the main Flash document and organize them into more manageable, external files.
TECH SPECS: HTML, ASP and Flash 6
OBJECTIVE: Develop a website guiding prospective homeowners through different styles of homes at Newton Terraces. Also, create a convenient method for updating the website.
DESCRIPTION: Featurization Tools are a suite of centralized Flash-based tools that simplify and accelerate the Affinnova Design Process. It automates repetitive tasks and reduces the chance of human error by pulling data from the same source.
Featurization Tools create a matrix of genes and alleles; tag the matrix to indicate allele classes, constraints and special notes; generate ActionScripts automatically (thus bypassing tedious custom writing); generate XML for uploading to a database; and generate color-coded heat map data for reports.
DESCRIPTION: Dice bag was one of my first experiments with Action Script 3. I thought building something that was interactive and had several parts to it would help me understand the differences between AS2 and AS3. Since dice have a set of known interactions, I could put aside interactive design and focus on programing. Sometimes it is nice to not be concerned with user interface when you have to program.