Assalamualaikum and konnichiwa! m(-__-)m*bow Hope you have a wonderful day. Like a dash of light, it’s already week 5…I felt that we’ve done a lot yet our production of the video haven’t started. This weeks reflection will reflect on last week’s class! Last weeks’ class was extremely fun! I really enjoy the cooperative work and all the hands-on activities. We did paper prototyping technique to design our blog. Anyway, class started with misunderstanding which no one was to be blame. Luckily Luqman, Peng and I have discussion about another class so we decided to do work at the Makmal 1 and came early.
Since my Arabic class was cancel, I manage to get to class early. (^_^) Anyway, class was with Encik Helmi. As we entered the class, there’s already materials on the table which already gave the impression that this week’s class will be exciting. All the color paper and boards as well as the marker really excite us and make us anticipated the class. As usual, it all started with lecture on web design where the model is almost the same as last week’s model on making story board. The only difference is instead of sketch, we use the phase of Paper Prototyping. The lecture was very interesting as well although it is not very long. Just like ASSURE model that we learn in Pn. Hazrati’s class, this is another technique of of ISD but I prefer this one as it is easier to use.
Then we precede to the activities which is the Paper Prototyping technique . Of course it’s basically a planning process. Like the saying, “Fail to plan means plan to fail”. This steps really an essential technique in designing weblog. First of all, the example he gave us…too complicated. What’s with the sketch of girl and the holiday website? I thought in our prototype activity, we have to do all that…the content includes as well as all the information. He probably should bring the real thing ( that we can touch and see) as example so that we get a clearer picture. After a while I understand he actually just want the how the blog will look like roughly. It’s still complicated though after that. What I meant is, it’s easy to plan what we want our website to look like but to make it happen, I don’t think we have the skill to make our website as cool as that. At first we are all confuse of what to do because En. Hilmi said there’s a lot of things we need to finish. We don’t know on what to start so I as the group leader gave out instruction by dividing work. One to do business card, one to do content and storyboard and some would do the website. However we actually misunderstood. Instead of doing the things, we are supposed to do the website causing us to start late and still confuse. Reference from other group and guidance from the lecturers really help us to work on time. Though, out of all the 5 steps, we FOCUS primarily on the website interface layout and the design. We didn’t even have time to discuss on the customers’s concern….Apparently, we finished the job by working as a group.
The result, is very…how should I say…DISASTEROUS. We had the idea but when we paste it, it didn’t turn out like we wanted to. I’m still very proud of my group members though. I guess if we have more time, w’ll make it more organized and beautiful. Then we present our ideas to the whole class. It is so funny yet embarassing as we’re the only group with the ROUGHEST and SCATTERED design of all. haha.
It was a fun activity and I think if we could do it often in class, this class will be very interesting! I enjoy drawing, writing, cutting and pasting and share of ideas. Since I work well with the group, there’s no group problem. It’s just that since it’s not such a complex activities, not all work are divided evenly. I also manage to update the group blog with some pictures and video of our discussion for the video production this week. That’s all for today~!!!