March 13

Plan & Design Reflection

For the recent weeks in our technology class, we have been working on the design and plan stage, in the tutorial unit. We have made our own storyboards, and outlined it. (See below) (Script)

We also made a timeline plan, to always remind us to do. It included lots of deadlines of everything we need to do.

In the beginning of this unit, we made our tutorial criteria, which has all the things that a good tutorial need to have. Be sure to click on the link and check it out. My storyboard meets some those in order to be good.

First is tips & tricks or suggestions. If you saw my script, I made a tip for eating rice with chopsticks. Like put the chopstick in the rice and try to “push” them in your mouth. It’s hard to explain, but with a video that include examples it will be easier.

Second, is credits. I drew a clip just about credits in the end of my story board. I will thank to our school to provide us computers to and opportunities to make our own tutorials. (bla, bla bla,…) And a special thank to my mom for cooking the foods for showing examples in my tutorial.

Third I think should be Labels, which are keywords and subtitles on the screen. Because, I will put “not to hold it too in the front, not too in the back of the chopsticks.”

I think my tutorial is quite good because like what I mentioned that just then, it has those qualities that a good tutorial needs to have. Also it’s pretty useful. For example, if you’re a European or Americans (Not being racist here! 🙂 ) who dose not know how to use a chopsticks and you went to visit Japan, and you’re eating at a local restaurant which serves only chopsticks. Then you are going to face a big problem, that there’s very delicious foods right in front of you but you have no idea how to use chopsticks to eat them. But after watching my tutorial, you should be able to do that. And that also why most of the viewers will try to learn with me. So that they don’t have to worry about it anymore, just in case.

In order to completed this tutorial, I still needs to learn and study something. Mostly the editing skills and other techniques in Imovie, since that’s the program that we’re going to use to edited the video of our tutorial, or maybe filming the video. Because I haven’t used Imovie a lot and I’m not really good at it, so that during the time that we edit together in technology class, I can ask my friend or my teacher to help me with it. In addition, I think it would be good to look at some other tutorials on Youtube about the same topic as how to use chopsticks. Because there might be some importances that I forgot to plan it, because after all this is my first time making one, so I need some examples.

That’s what I’ve did and thought about in the recent couple technology lessons. I hope you enjoyed it, see U all later.

Posted March 13, 2014 by 20zhangs in category Technology

1 thoughts on “Plan & Design Reflection

  1. Kim Cofino

    Absolutely outstanding, Shaolun! I love the topic for your tutorial – I think there are lots of people who don’t know how to use chopsticks and you have a great way of explaining 🙂 I’m glad you’re thinking about the criteria and you’re keeping yourself well organized. Keep up the great work!


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