See highlights from this international awards festival for news graphics.
View a list of all winners (PDF; the online winners, pages 3–4, do not appear to be linked, but THEY ARE LINKED. Roll over carefully and you’ll find you can click them.)
Look at this. You should see the reason plainly.
When you get a random number from 2 to 12 for a dice roll, you’re making the chances for a roll of 7 the same as 1 in 11.
That’s not how it is when you actually roll two dice. Because so many combinations can add up to 7, the probability is much higher — 17 percent.
Meanwhile, it’s really hard to roll “snake eyes,” or 2 (double ones). It’s equally hard to roll a 12, or two sixes. The chances for 2 or 12 are only 3 percent.
But only if you get two unique random numbers, one for each die.
First, all the details are here: Project.
Read all of that carefully before you start work on your project plan.
Your project should be sufficient to impress an employer in a job interview.
Look here for inspiration: Storytelling Now. Follow several links there. You will see a lot of very different things.
But DON’T start with a technology. Start with a solution to a problem. People in x group want to do y. People of x type need to learn y. Then think about how to do it — how to make that solution — make it with code for the Web.
Those are some of the frames for types of projects you might create.
Not a bunch of Web pages. An app. Even if it’s not on a phone, it can be an app. For example, THIS is an app: Treatment Tracker. NPR makes lots of cool apps, like this SXSW music player. This is kinda sorta like a game: Parable of the Polygons.
Here’s more inspiration from 2014.
This is an excellent case study: OneShot, a one week design case study
This is the app’s website.
When you come back from Spring Break, we will have a normal week in this class. That means a normal class meeting on Monday, an individual meeting, a quiz, and an assignment (in Canvas) due on Sunday night.
Please do not forget that your 15-point CSS assignment (in Canvas) is due on Sunday, March 8.
This week you’ll be the same “type” you were last week. Find your type below and do all the work listed there, to be finished in the week of Feb. 23 – 27.
Review the Checklist for your HTML5 and CSS knowledge.
Also, read the assigned articles linked on the Course Schedule page.