A Retrospective

There’s no going back but don’t you sometimes wish there was. I often reflect on how interesting hindsight is and how often I wish I had a crystal ball. Dwelling on the past is not constructive but what is constructive is taking note of what worked will and what needs improvement for future endeavors. During my…

Prospective Project: Take Two

Once I started to think about this ‘game’ idea I was immediately struck with this feeling like there was just too much to think about. Oh I think I just had a learning moment about the value of a plan the use of a systematic approach. Not bad for only having had one cup of…

Geek vs. Nerd

I had a mind blank about what to blog about this week. I had planned to write about defining the ‘fun factor’ in video game development but the words were not flowing, perhaps because it is so hard to define, so when I came across the amusing article Are You a Geek or a Nerd? The…

Creativity – Are there only seven stories in the world?

Recently while doing an assignment I can to the somewhat disheartening realisation that I am not very creative at all. Thinking outside the box, colouring outside the lines or going at something from a totally unexpected direction may be the goal and that is all well and good but exactly how does one go about…

The Fine Art of Procrastination

I used to have excellent time management skills. I used to have all my assignments finished a week in advance and be permanently running ten minutes early. I don’t know what happened. I am now a master of the fine art of procrastination.         The internet is vast and infinite and I often…

Prospective Project Ideas

The area of IT that interests me in realtion to my project for next semester is Indie game design. Mostly 2D game design and development using Spine and perhaps Unity. I think this is interesting to me because of the challenge factor and that I like making things and having something tangible at the the end…

The KickStarter Phenomenon

After recently becoming slightly obsessed with the 2D animation tool Spine I made the discovery that this project was in fact a Kickstarter project. If your like me you have heard about various projects over recent years that have had startling amounts of money donated but not actually Kick Started something yourself. I decided that…

Reading Exercise

I’m not going to lie. I put this off to the point where I was avoiding it like the plague and when the looming deadline forced me to stay glued to my chair it was hard. Very hard. I found myself skim reading in places when I knew it was counter productive to the task…

Academic Articles

Evaluate last weeks credible evidence. Is any of it academic? After going through last weeks blog I have decided that only two pieces of evidence that I found are academic in nature. The first is Digital Citizenship: The Internet, Society, and Participation. It was published by the MIT press has the appropriate structure and references of academic research….

Searching for ‘Credible Evidence’…

Digital Citizenship   Digital Citizenship: The Internet, Society, and Participation is the top result on google scholar when using the search term ‘digital citizenship’.  The book was published by  Karen Mossberger, Caroline J. Tolbert, Ramona in 2008 by MIT. I think this has credibility, its published by MIT(the big cheese of IT universities) and widely cited.     I can across…

Waffles and the Art of Googl(e)ing…

It’s another your choice blog this week and even though I have a sneaking suspicion that these blogs are still supposed to fall somewhere into the ‘Research Methodology’ subject bracket I find off topic blogs just so much more engaging so this one is a bit of both. As my mind jumped from topic to…

Survey Me….

What is it ? (Short description of how it works) It all depends on what the survey is about. It could be a collection of questions to gain information or to assess attitudes. What type of survey is will determine the style and type of questions. If you are trying to ascertain an attitude or feeling…