Sprint 1 – Orientation

  • Sprint 1 Reflection
    Material Week 1 Orientation Getting to know each other Setting out our goals for the module and our future Week 2 Creativity What is ‘creativity’? Creative techniques ICEDIP Week 3 Prototyping Reverse-engineering Narrative prototyping Personal Development Twine – “an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories” (Twine 2020). Getting to know the September 2020 cohort … Continue reading Sprint 1 Reflection
  • 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 3 Spark forum
    Thoughts on my Spark Forum post: I signed up to the games jam for Women In Games to participate, but I did not want to pressure myself to finish a game. I wanted to set unrealistic targets, learn ambitiously and see how successful teams approached their games jams. While I planned not to submit a game, I … Continue reading Week 3 Spark forum
  • 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?
  • Week 1 A research list
    Setting up Once I received my student number, email and information I began right away to research access for free software. Importantly if I want to commercialise a game some software I am accessing will no longer be free, I will be mindful that this may become unaffordable for a small indie games developer like … Continue reading Week 1 A research list
  • Week 1 Orientation
    My background and introduction I worked for The Open University, assisting the delivery of vocational qualifications by distance. I offered learner support including IT support, communications and maintenance of our customer-facing website, learner resources website and e-portfolio. Since leaving The Open University, I offer ad-hoc photography and WordPress design. What do I hope to achieve … Continue reading Week 1 Orientation

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