Note : This an example of a really comprehensive activity log. This student added links to their project and exercises at the top of the page. A smart way of including easier access to you work!


.......... Jennifer's Page ...........
..... Project 1: Code and Form .....
.. Project 2: Grids and Interactions ..
.. Project 3: Structure and Interface ..
Activity Log
Exercise 1: Week 1
Exercise 2: Week 2
Exercise 3: Week 3
Exercise 1: Week 4
Exercise 2: Week 5
Exercise 3: Week 6
Deliverables: Week 9..
Deliverables: Week 10
Deliverables: Week 11.

Thursday, March 5, 2009
  • Added name to Student Index page
  • Created a page for the Process Index
  • Learned to use basic functions in the Processing software
  • Got memories of sleepless nights from Computer Science class in high school

Thursday, March 12, 2009
  • Added a few basic functions to the Processing Tips page:
    • noFill(); removes the fill in an object
    • triangle (x1, y1, x2, y2, x3, y3);
    • To have the png file created, you must first run the program and preview the output.
  • Fixed up spacing and deleted unnecessary gaps between information presented on the Processing Tips page.
  • Contributed a link on the Favourite Things page under 'Entertainment': (for brand identity inspiration)
  • Updated the Project 1 page with the week's work uploaded!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  • Added instructions on how to use transparencies in the Processing Tips page

Thursday, March 19, 2009
  • Went on the Design General page under the 'Inspiration' section and added in some information about Function 13 (design store) and The Pixel Gallery (Interactive artworks created by graphic designers).
  • Updated the Project 1 page with the week's work uploaded!

  • Added descriptions of the functions introduced on the Code Examples page (formerly known as the 'Processing Code Snippets' page).
  • Uploaded a step-by-step guide for students to create their individual folders that will be placed into the Course Group 1006Mw09 Server folder under the Class Notes section - specifically the Class 2 page.
  • Edited minor things in the Processing Tips page.

Saturday, March 21, 2009
  • Added in program examples onto the Code Examples page (formerly known as the 'Processing Code Snippets' page) learned during class in Week 3
    • random(); function
    • Changing variable values to create illusion of movement
    • void(); function
    • framerate(); function
  • Fixed up spacing on the Code Examples page (formerly known as the 'Processing Code Snippets' page).

Sunday, March 22, 2009
  • Added a few things on the Processing Tips page.
    • random(); function - how to use the function in fills, how to set a range for colour values
    • Shortcuts for changing previously declared variable values (e.g. x += 1).

Monday, March 23, 2009
  • Put in a new point in the 'Updates' section of the Introduction page about Week 3 Codes.
  • Fixed some spacing on this Activity Log page.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
  • Fixed a grammatical error on the checklist for submitting Project 1 on the Introduction page.
  • Divided Project 1 into three separate pages under the Student Index page.
    • Linked new pages
    • Edited new project pages by transferring my previous works into them.
  • Linked all pages found in my Activity Log to the right webpages.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009
  • Fixed up the spacings, text sizes, and grammatical errors on the People page.
  • Added in a new artist (Ben van Dyke) for everyone to check out on the People page for inspiration.

Monday, March 30, 2009
  • Added information about 'If' and 'Else' statements on the 'Processing Tips' page.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009
  • Reformatted the Class Notes page.
    • Made a division for each lab's own class notes.
    • Made a division for class lesson outlines.

Thursday, April 9, 2009
  • Created page for Project 2 Week 5 on the Student Index page.
  • Uploaded compositional grids onto digital locker - they may be viewed on the Week 5 page.
    • Included brief explanations of what elements and principles of design I experimented with in each layout.
  • Received feedback from Tara Paquette on my compositional grids for Week 5 and replied her message.
  • Gave feedback on several classmate's Week 5 Compositional Grid submissions.

Sunday, April 12, 2009
  • Created a new page in the Class Notes section for Week 5 and put up its class outline.
    • Added in details about the topics covered in class: inserting text into CSS documents, typography on the web.
  • Updated the Class Notes for Week 4.
    • Information covered: grids, golden rule, rule of thirds, websites mentioned during class.

Monday, April 13, 2009
  • Provided feed back on Week 5 Compositional Grid submissions.
  • Continued to fix up the Class Notes section of the wikispace.
    • Fixed spacing and updated class outline for Week 3.
    • Created a page for Week 5 Tips - transferred all information from the Week 6 tips to this new one (original uploader mixed up which week we just completed in the course).
    • Renamed and relinked all pages under the Class Notes main page (changed page names from, for example, '1' to 'Week 1', making the page directions more understandable).

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
  • Went back to work on previously submitted exercises:
    • Project 2a: Added brief explanations of what elements and principles of design I experiemented with in each grid.
  • Received feedback from Karoline Kwon and replied to the feedback thread!
  • Created a new page for Project 2c: Week 6 compositions: currently under construction.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009
  • Created a header for my Activity Log to make the page more appealing.
  • Organized links to my projects into a chart for easier user access to my pages on my Acitivty Log.
  • Updated the Week 7 Class Notes page for any students who were not able to attend the session.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
  • Fixed and added points to the Week 7 Class Notes page.
  • Created a new page for Week 7 Class Tips found under the Class Notes section.
    • Typed up advice on methods of linking layouts for Exercise 3 of Project 2.
    • Uploaded a link to a tutorial on how to create Image Rollovers found on the HTML Code Examples main page.
    • Included instructions on how to link a CSS page to an HTML file.
    • Gave an explanation and tips on how students might want to 'create a story' with their layouts.
  • Added two points to the Updates section in the Introduction page to this wikispace.
    • "New links in the Design General pages: websites mentioned during class, galleries, design events"
    • "Absent from any classes lately? Check out the updated Class Notes section to find out what you missed!"

Thursday, April 23, 2009
  • Created link on Student Index page to my Exercise 3 submissions.
  • Uploaded all 6 compositional layouts for Project 2: Exercise 3 onto the wikispace.
    • Included a little blurb about my ideas for each grid underneath the thumbnail section of the page.
  • Provided feedback on Sarah Beranger's Week 7 Composition submissions.

Friday, April 24, 2009
  • Created two new pages in the Class Notes section for Week 8 class notes and tips.
    • Notes: typed out topics discussed during class with additional explanations & external links to useful web sites mentioned in class.
    • Tips: gave personal suggestions on what should be considered when planning things for the final course project as well as advice given by the instructor during class.
  • Made a link to to the Resources page under the Miscellaneous section of the wikispace.
  • Added a few points to the Housekeeping Tips page to help out fellow students in work submissions.
  • Realized I was not signed into my own account and was using another student's user to upload and change things in this wikispace!
    • Lesson learned: always check if I am using my own account before doing anything in these online communities and logging myself out right after!!!
    • I was wondering how coincidental it was that another student was always updated pages immediately after me. =__="

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
  • Updated all personal projects by uploading a new header for each exercise pages.

Thursday, April 30, 2009
  • Created a new page in the Class Notes section for Week 9 class notes and tips.
    • Notes: typed out topics discussed during class with additional explanations & external links to useful web sites mentioned in class.
    • Tips: wrote out instructions on how to upload interactive Processing sketches, through the use of applets, onto the web, for classmates who wish to include Processing sketches for the final project.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
  • Added a link to JavaScript Source (a helpful website that gives tutorials on JavaScript, code examples, references, and resources) on the Resources page under the HTML & CSS section, as well as into the Miscellaneous page found in the Design General area under the Inspiration section of the wikispace.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009
  • Deleted a link that was attached to the title of the Outside Design page of Design General and was supposed to be placed in the divided section underneath the title.
  • Fixed and altered the spacing between the title and caption, and the body text on the Housekeeping Tips page.
  • Colour coded titles, fixed table spacing, and created a table of contents for the Code Examples (HTML) page.
  • Edited titles, fixed inconsistent font sizes in headers, and created a table of contents for the People page under the Inspiration section.
  • Provided feedback on Lina Spakovskiene's Project 3 process work.

Monday, May 11, 2009
  • Worked on Project 3 submissions on the wikispace:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
  • Received feedback on my layouts from David Gelb, Katy Ha, and family members and came up with new wireframe ideas.
  • Uploaded more sketches and scans of process work for Project 3: Week 11.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  • Slaved away on making computer-generated visual concepts of my new wireframes and uploaded the potential page layouts for Project 3.

Thursday, May 14, 2009
  • Worked on Project 3 submissions on the wikispace:
    • Uploaded final scans of sketches for Project 3 process work.
    • Split the different webpage concepts into separate charts to make the viewing of the thumbnails easier.
  • When my files for the final project were transferred onto the Mac computers from my PC, the files were altered and now have to be recoded from scratch.
  • Provided feedback on several classmates' submissions for Project 3:

Sunday, May 17, 2009
  • After facing difficulties transferring PC files onto the Mac computers, I finally finished re-coding all my pages for the final project. It has been uploaded onto my Project 3: Week 11 page and can be viewed directly here: LAUNCH!