<![CDATA[Patangayaa - Week# 1]]>Wed, 09 Dec 2015 18:13:15 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Assignment 1.4: Design For You]]>Sat, 04 May 2013 15:48:37 GMThttp://patangayaa.weebly.com/week-1/assignment-14-design-for-you1Picture

I am currently taking Professor Ariely's "Irrationality" class through Coursera. The slideshow below is a multimedia project. I have taken concepts in Behavioral Economics, beginning with the letters A (for Anchoring) to Z (for Zero Cost Fallacy), defined them, and sketched a cartoon that illustrates these terms and concepts.

The slideshow above might move too quickly. If that happens, hover your mouse over the image and you will see two buttons at the top corners. A button on the left side will let you "pause" or "play." Two buttons on the right top corner will let you move the slides forward or backward. 

<![CDATA[Assignment 1.3: Visual Expression]]>Sat, 04 May 2013 15:14:47 GMThttp://patangayaa.weebly.com/week-1/assignment]]><![CDATA[Assignment 1.2: Find the gap]]>Tue, 30 Apr 2013 22:46:19 GMThttp://patangayaa.weebly.com/week-1/assignment-12-find-the-gap
1. A way to hold a wireless microphone so that it is hands-free and doesn't need to be in the pockets of your jacket

2. A way to distinguish dry-erase markers from paper/flipchart markers at a glance

3. A way to help students remember a large number of new terms and concepts introduced in a course

4. A way to introduce students to the potential of map-making as an art form

5. A dish-cleaning product-holder that is visually appealing and easily accessible

6. A way to hold a hoodie in place so that it only covers a part of your hair

7. A way to organize handbags so that the organizer is close to the top half of the handbag (when it is a tote-size)

8. A product that organizes pill-taking so that a cup, a holder with dividers for pills, and a check-off or tear-off strip for keeping track of pill-taking, are all parts of it

9. A product that organizes tea-drinking so that a thermos for hot water, a cup, a spoon, a holder for teabags and sugar packets, and a disposal chamber are all parts of it

10. A way to keep sweater buttons tightly sewn for people who tend to fiddle with them so that they come off. 

I am going to address #3 -- a way to help students remember a large number of new terms and concepts introduced in a course. I want to create something that is like a set of flashcards but I want to use visualization and humor as additional devices to increase recall.

This gap satisfies the four course project criteria because:

1. I personally experience the gap. I am taking multiple classes in Coursera and a lot of them contain jargon (terms from psychology, business, economics, etc.) that I have to understand and grasp quickly in order to do well on the quizzes.

2. I have a number of friends who are teachers, and other friends who are students--all of them experience this gap. An artifact that will help students remember concepts and terms is one that both groups will find useful.

3. I can imagine creating a prototype of this artifact in this course. I think it will be easy and not too expensive to make the "flashcards." Even binding them together, using services by a local Staples will not be too expensive. This project will also make use of skills that I want to build in this course, such as the ability to sketch and express ideas visually.

4. The gap is an artifact that is in a domain that interests me: graphic design, especially products that blend information, visual thinking, and originality.
<![CDATA[ Assignment 1.1: Good Design]]>Tue, 30 Apr 2013 04:24:37 GMThttp://patangayaa.weebly.com/week-1/assignment-11-good-design-is-sleek
 I love this Utili-key because it is versatile; its main purpose is to be a key-ring and hold my keys but it also has a whole set of other handy tools. I like how it is light and takes up very little space. It also looks elegant. I feel a sense of security when I have this key with me, as if I am prepared to take on the world! :-)