Week 7 Version control

Week 7's focus is on Version Control. While practising HTML5 and CSS for short courses on website design and development, I have submitted my work in GitHub (version control) for feedback. I also use GitHub to backup website projects I am working on sometimes. My Rapid Ideation 1 project Alchemy’s End made in Unity was saved and … Continue reading Week 7 Version control

Develop | Brighton 2020

Fig 1. Develop:Brighton Digital. 2020. [timetable] Develop:Brighton Digital 2020 Event: Nailing the Pitch: Practical Skills for Securing Multi-Million Pound Projects Objective-based document design (Wicks 2020). Nailing the Pitch, was a practical talk on how to present your game. As part of our assessment for this module, we are being asked to produce a capstone video, … Continue reading Develop | Brighton 2020

Week 6 Book and documentary reviews

Book's that have inspired and informed my imagination, creativity and creation in Development practice. This is not a complete list of my reading material during Development Practice. The Freelancer Bible (2012) - Essential reading for anyone looking to begin offering their knowledge, skills and experience as a freelancer. Horowitz, S. and Toni Sciarra Poynter (2012) … Continue reading Week 6 Book and documentary reviews

Sprint 2 Reflection

Material Week 4 Time ManagementWeek 5 ReflectionThe Five Reflective DomainsWeek 6 Reading WeekRapid Ideation One Personal Development The Open University course 'Succeeding in postgraduate study'Games and Books reviewsDevelop:Brighton Reflect-in-action Please see my blog posts for Sprint 2 for my reflection in-action. Reflect-on-action Cyberpunk 2077 has been in the news lately because CD Projekt Red asked … Continue reading Sprint 2 Reflection

Week 5 Reflective Writing

For Week 5, we are looking at Reflective Writing in more detail. I have been practising writing in my blog for a few weeks now and reflecting on the materials, discussion topics and the challenge activities. For the Spark Forum, we looked at Reflect on-action, in-action and for-action. "Reflection-in-action is reflection during the ‘doing’ stage … Continue reading Week 5 Reflective Writing

Week 4 Rapid Ideation One approach and planning

"One of the exciting aspects of a rapid ideation (RI) session is there is often a big reveal in terms of the theme or brief. Even the organisers do not know what the theme is until the start of an event. This is done through the use of random generators, such as Brian Eno’s Oblique … Continue reading Week 4 Rapid Ideation One approach and planning

Week 3 Challenge activity

"One of the best ways to hone your prototyping skills is to reverse engineer the finished work of other practitioners you admire. This allows you to practise with the various tools and unpack the design theory behind the work in question. To complete this activity, identify an artefact you feel is particularly interesting. This could … Continue reading Week 3 Challenge activity

Week 3 How AI is being used

How is creativity being used by Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Colton's (2020) discussion on Computation Creativity first struck chords of 1984 and other dystopian novels. AI 'creating' without any intervention from humankind, at the moment, is not possible, but even with human intervention, it feels a little creepy. "Creativity— the ability to produce ideas or artefacts … Continue reading Week 3 How AI is being used

Week 2 Challenge Activity

"Now we have explored a variety of techniques for helping to foster creativity and generate new ideas, let’s experiment with some of these ideation techniques. Begin this activity by selecting one or more of the ideation techniques discussed this week, then apply them to the following challenge:1. Choose an existing artefact that is the output … Continue reading Week 2 Challenge Activity

Week 2 What is creativity?

Spark Forum: "Think about times when you have needed to channel your own creativity. What did you do to foster this and did it change the way you see things" (Falmouth University 2020)? A blank page or canvas is something I spend a lot of time staring at, and I can find the same difficulty … Continue reading Week 2 What is creativity?