Reflection on Media Fluency

I have learned how I should research more before I go into a big project like this. I have learned of the rules of thirds, and how to clash certain colors and images into slides. This slide show the crashing of the waves creating a white spot to fit my text in. This allows me to have my text come out more with this vibrant red that in in the upper left on the rule of thirds line. It is very important to research a project. If you don't, then you won't be able to make a quality/exemplary project.
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Kennedy's new and improved slide

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This is my new and improved slide. Originally the media fluency skills I focused on were Contrast, one point, slides, and visually appealing text. Since last time the contrast between my colors were off between the background and subject, I made it a solid color. Before the color palette wasn't together, the words were two different shades. This project seemed relevant to me because media fluency is important to know later on in life. It'll help when making professional presentations. 

Reflection

attitude
I didn't change my slide much. My peers told me that I should change the color of my text so that it could be brighter and eligible. I learned that the color of your text should contrast from your background. My background is black so I made my text a bright yellow. There is a diamond in the middle of the slide to draw the readers in closer to the slide. The diamond makes the slide more appealing to the eye. 

Tech Presentation 2.0 Siarra Cummings

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I realized that my presentation had to much going on. Comparing my old presentation to my new one this one gives off a better view. When I did my research I learned about glance media. Mine had a little bit too much going on for you to just glance at it and get it. No this one you can obviously get the point that I am athletic and I like sports.I think it still catches the eye as well because its glittery and it moves and it’s interesting. I think my colors work really well because they contrast. Like one of my corrections was to make my name stand out and I tried to match it with the other white borders of my pictures. Researching ways to make your presentation better is good because it teaches us how to make it and what appeals to the eye. I would’ve never heard or even thought about glance media but I understand it now.

Reflection

Media Fluency- Kyle Thomas (3)
In my slide, I had to change my whole slide based on the feedback I had got from my peers. So, basically, I had made my background different. I made my pictures have the same border. So what I had learned was how to position my pictures in the best way as possible. Research is very important because it lets you know what you have to do or like what you need to know.

Relflection

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While doing this project I learned that there are different designs in making a slide/picture of something. I learned about design, texture, color, form, spacing, all this stuff on a picture to make it the best it can be. At sometimes it can be confusing but it also can be easy at some times. On my first slide it wasn't creative, it was one picture as the background and one small sentence. It was plain. For my second slide I have my name in the middle with the word ultimate below it. surrounding it all are three picture of a part of Ultimate. Two of them is a picture of me while I was on a team at Minnesota called Fusion. The third picture says PADA which stands for Philadelphia Area Disk Alliance. Also me background is black to make everything pop. Before starting a project doing research is very important. It gives you lots of information you can use for it. It's also good o know a lot of information on your topic so it's very accurate and so you can get a good grade

Technology Presentation: 2 - Asnain Khan

TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION

I made my slide look the way it does because of the comments and suggestions I got from my members. Also, I researched more in depth about making a good slide. I basically changed my whole slide, it’s way different from the first one I did. I made sure that the color contrast with the background and that the text is big enough for people to see. Not only that but I chose that background because in one of the websites I researched it said that we should use colorful and eye appealing backgrounds, not just one color. In my first slide I cluttered everything together, things were just all over the slide. I think that I have learned a lot from what people said to me and the research I did. I was told that I should not line things up and I should not let my letters bleed. I think that what they told me was very useful, I learned a lot. Without research and people comments/suggestions you won’t be able to make a great slide. Thank you!

Reflection on Media Fluency

I learned a lot during this process. I learned that sometimes taking the simple route truly does make everything easier. I also learned that a lot of thought goes into slide design, and I never knew that it was so complex. Most importantly, I learned that it is important to do the research your teacher provides you with, because they’re giving it to you for a reason. When I went into creating my slide, I really tried to take into account the tips that the websites gave us. I decided to change everything about my slide. I chose a more inviting background and really made an effort to incorporate symmetry into my slide.


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Reflection - Kai Payton

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I've learned that slides with many points of interest aren't pleasing to the eye. I've also learned that bright colors catch the eye, and it contrast well with darker colors in the back. I decided to take one picture from the five I had before so it could be one point one slide. One point of interest is better than many, because your eye can focus on one thing instead of it switching from each point. Research is important when beginning the project, because when you present it's good to know some elements of design to get a better grade on your presentation.

Media Fluency (Revised)

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Reflection

After getting critiques from my peers and Ms.Hall I learned that I needed to have everything on myslide constant and centered. So when I was revising my slide I had to Make sure that everything was even and centered. The pictures that I used in my slide were all different sizes so I lined them up by size, from shortest to tallest. With keeping everything consistent, I had to take my shapes in the corners out and replace then with symmetrical ovals. I also had to change my background to have it a constant color. Research is very important. To know what you are doing it is good to do research


Thea Risher Media Fluency Reflection

Thea Slide. (4)
In this unit I learned a lot of new information about slides and how to present them. I learned the importance of the visual attraction and appearance of a slide. I learned that in order to make an eye capturing slide, you need a lot more research than I expected. In my new slide, I took out the words on the bottom. I did this because the words distracted the viewer from the main idea of my slide. Also some critics of my slide said that the words on the bottom blended too much in and became hard to read. I also was told that the white font of my name did not go with the color scheme, so I switched all the remaining words to black. I then shifted over the words so they did not get congested with the black of the trees bordering the slide. My research was very important to the creation of this slide because without it I would not know how significant it was to make a pleasing color scheme and add contrast to make your slide more captivating. I also learned the power that open space has in a slide. I learned that big fonts make more of a statement and are more entrancing. Overall, without the help of a lot of research and the constructive criticism of my peers I was able to successfully make a slide that I am proud of. 

My slide about me (Revised)

On my first slide it was way too dark and I didn’t take the time to figure out how to make it the background because I thought I couldn’t. Then I took out the picture that was in the corner and replaced it with something else. It was my favorite game and it is called dungeon boss. For that game I added the pictures of the loading screen and a picture of my favorite character maxed out. One last thing I did was I fixed up the text to make them stand out more and now they are more legible.

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Media Fluency/ Reflection

Alejandro Guerra

Technology

11/23/16

I designed my slide to look like the iconic kanye west album “the life of pablo”

I was influenced to make my slide like the albums artwork ,because I really like kanye as a creator and artist

I added a Colombian flag ,because that is where my family comes from.

I also added a soccer ball ,because I have a passion ,and love for the sport

I learned that different techniques ,and placements of things in an advertisement can affect if the reader even stops to read it at all.

I didn’t change anything in my slide ,becuase I got mostly positive feedback I did consider moving the flag and the soccer ball a little bit so that there wouldn’t be a tangent ,but the tangent catches the viewers eye ,and brings attention to 2 of the most important things in the slide.

Research is one of the most important things when beginning a project. So that you know what you are supposed to be doing ,and to get inspiration.

ME Slide

My New Slide

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 In this new slide I improved the layout of the slide to further emphasize my message. Before there was no specific layout of the slide, there was simply different pictures put together. Since that was the layout, the main point ( the face ) didn't stick out enough to really draw you their first. This time, I set some sort of pattern so the face would stick out more. I added more fabric colors to give more texture to the photo and used the background ( the sun ) to set the overall mood. I decided to keep the locks because of personal reasons. Overall, I am very pleased with this slide because it provides more emphasis to the message I am trying to put out.

Reflection on Media Fluency

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Throughout this project, I learned how to effectively create a well-designed slide that communicates a message. I also learned how to utilize my knowledge of graphic design that I gained through the research required by this project. There are a few differences between this slide and my original draft. For the revised copy (above), I positioned the pictures so that they line up with the rule of thirds. I also attempted to balance out the slide by changing the proportions of the various components. Throughout the course of this project, research was vital in making the final product aesthetically pleasing and well-strategized.This was yet another important lesson.

Derek Jordan - Media Fluency Reflection

In this project, I learned how to create slides for presentations, how to critique other people's work, and how to make things look aesthetically pleasing. When I made my second slide, I left more open space and made everything centered. I made my background green this time, not white. According to presentation zen, presentations are supposed to have big text, this time I made the font bigger and stand out more. Also, I made the outside of my photos have a frame to make it stand out from the green background. Researching is very important before starting a project. I made the mistake of creating my first slide before looking at presentation zen. This time, I looked at the correct ways to make a slide and asked for peer reviews from people. This was a knowledgeable experience and I am glad with my final result.
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Media Fluency Reflection

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After receiving my criticism from the class and Ms. Hull I reevaluated my slide. This experience made me learn that you have to know what youre talking about before presenting. I am a very anxious person who has can have trouble presenting in front of others, so this project allowed me to step out of my comfort zone, because of that anxiousness I prepared a lot for my slide. At the beginning I believed that this project was going to be more opinion based and personal but I realized that it is more about the rules of design. The rules that I took away from this project the most were, the rule of thirds, the importance of contrast, how to use empty space and how depth has an impact. Ms.Hull told me that that I should make the wording larger and take away the line through the middle. I did make the text significantly larger and changed the font but I left the line because it is a really important piece of me and my slide. It represents my split personality, how I act around others on one side and how I act around myself on the other. Another change that I made was based off of Simon's criticism. She said that I should change the quote to have the same amount of words on both sides of the line. Instead of doing that I found a new quote that has the same amount of letters on both side, I did this by splitting the is across the line, meaning that the I is on the left side of the line and the S is on the right. I also used the already placed lines in the image to create a grid effect, so I could place the quote in the rule of thirds after hearing Ziva's comment. I also adjusted the brightness and saturation of the image to make my slide have more contrast and to let the quote stand out more. I am glad that I was able to present in front of the whole class because it allowed me to see how much more research I should have done. The research I did was more centered around colors, depth and texture when I should have focused more on the placement of my slide factors. It is so important to research your info at the beginning of a project so you don't create a mess. And if you don’t create a mess and you know the research and vocab than you won't make a fool of yourself. In conclusion the research was the most important part of this project because it allowed you to understand what is right and wrong when designing something.


Reflection on Media Fluency

One Slide Presentation (4)

What I learned from this project was all the different methods of making slade, billboard, and/or photo. I didn’t even realize how much the “Rule of Thirds” really had to do with photography and symmetry. Though that may just because I had never heard the term, “Rule of Thirds” before this project. I also was able to sharpen my skills in contrasting colors.

The main problem with my previous design, and the main thing the audience had a problem with, was the bottom right text. I meant it to be a joke to show I don’t like to take everything serious but I later realized that it was a distraction to the point of the slide. So I decided to get rid of the text entirely so people can focus more on the message in the (more pleasing) center of the slide. Besides that, everybody thought it was a pretty good slide so I decided to keep everything else the same.

The research into making this was very important to me since I never would have realized the importance of the “Rule of Thirds” and contrasting colors. That being said, research is important for anything project related if you want it to be as effective as possible.

Reflection on Media Fluency

Thea Slide. (4)
In this unit I learned a lot of new information about slides and how to present them. I learned the importance of the visual attraction and appearance of a slide. I learned that in order to make an eye capturing slide, you need a lot more research than I expected. In my new slide, I took out the words on the bottom. I did this because the words distracted the viewer from the main idea of my slide. Also some critics of my slide said that the words on the bottom blended too much in and became hard to read. I also was told that the white font of my name did not go with the color scheme, so I switched all the remaining words to black. I then shifted over the words so they did not get congested with the black of the trees bordering the slide. My research was very important to the creation of this slide because without it I would not know how significant it was to make a pleasing color scheme and add contrast to make your slide more captivating. I also learned the power that open space has in a slide. I learned that big fonts make more of a statement and are more entrancing. Overall, without the help of a lot of research and the constructive criticism of my peers I was able to successfully make a slide that I am proud of. 

Media FLuency Reflection


Through this project, I learned how to take constructive criticism, and some common elements of design. I also learned how to better critique someone’s slide. I made a lot of changes to my slide, but I think the essence of what I wanted to get across is still there. I kept my name really big because I  wanted it to pop. My name is a big part of my life so it seemed only fitting that the eye was drawn to it. Before, my slide was sort of all over the place, with things here in there with no real purpose except to convey my interests. I did not use my space effectively. My new slide is much simpler, with the text at the bottom and one interest of mine in each column following the rule of thirds. I tried to even out my spacing. The green and blue sections are used to draw your eyes to the text. They cut the page in thirds as well. Overall, I just wanted to make my design more purposeful the second time around. Research is very important when beginning a project. If you do not research, you will not be able to back up your opinions with facts. Research is about being prepared to show what you learned.


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Reflection on Media Fluency

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After presenting my google slide, I received new insight on how the design of my slide could be improved. I learned that I had a good use of each element of art: such as line, space, texture, depth, contrast, and more. But, I made changes where I got suggestions, like in my font hue. My use of large text stayed the same, but I changed my text to green to create a lot of harmony with the trees on the left side of the slide. It originally was a blue hue to compliment the water, but I got feedback that there was not enough blue water present to be noticeable. So, I highlighted the tall green trees with my use of army-green text. I also made the backgrounds behind the black trees brighter, so their greyish-white background matched the white background of the slide. I realized how very important research is when doing a project, because without my research from Slide Design for Developers, I might not have made large, bolded, brightly colored text. Then, my quote would not have been seen as easily and understood. Also, if I hadn’t gotten research from the Ikea link, I might not have made such a simplistic slide, and I might not have known what it meant to be understandable at a glance media. Now because of my research, my slide was a success and well-received by my reviewers. I got very small suggestions, but fixed what could improve my slide even further. I am proud of the final slide that I re-did, because it does address each element of art and has a simple and understandable design.

Reflection On Media Fluency

New Slide for Tech

I learned that color is the first thing that people will notice about. Last time my background color and my sample color is not matching so this time I using black and white color for my slide. Because black and white are opposite color, so when you mix it together, the value going to be intense, which mean is going to have some part are dark and some part are  bright. I also learned that if I make my text huge then people going to focus on that part the most. Like you can see, I trying to make the text apologize huge because I want people to focus on it the most. And the text  be yourself,  the word be you, I put it in different color because I think is important and want people to look at it first. I put 2 white line in opposite direction because I think it would help my slide look more creative and don’t have that much space left. And it really important to research in the beginning a project because they help you know what you should put in your slide and it help you write the intro for it more easier, are maybe in the 2nd slide you don’t need to look at it again but you still remember all the rules and know how to fix your slide and make it more perfect.


Technology: Reflection on Media Fluency

Technology 1 Slide Project (3)
  • From this project, I was able to learn that there are actual strategies used in advertising that make billboards more pleasing to the eye. I learned that it's not easy to just shrink something so large into a single slide.
  • When I was looking over my slide, I noticed that the black and shade of blue were kind of making a color scheme. Matching color schemes looks better overall, so I removed the pictures that did not match the color theme and added pictures that did. I also removed the "Who Am I?" in the center with my name. I did this because I thought my name in the center would make people know that the slide is actually about me, and the images are gravitation around it. 
  • Research is very important when starting a project. When you are doing a presentation, it is important to go up there and actually know what you are saying. If you go up and try to present without any knowledge, the presentation won't seem as well put together and knowledgeable. 

My One Slide

In my new slide I saw that a lot of images that were distracting and hard to see so I took all of them out. Also saw that a lot of the colors were contrasting each other so picked one solid color and just left it there. It's important to do research before hand because without I was lost and I had no idea what to do.
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Charles Langley Media fluency reflection

Tech class (8)
I learned that if you don’t do research then your slide and how you present it will be bad because you won’t have the knowledge to make the slide look good. I also learned that it pays to do research and it helps gain confidence to what your saying to a big group. I improved my slide by using the rule of thirds to my advantage by putting a question mark in the middle. I also tried to fill the other parts of negative space so you could clearly see what was filled and what is waiting to be filled. Also if you don’t have research then your screwed because you will just walk and present and then not know what to say and not meet the requirements that the teacher or professor wants.