In the first months of college, I wasn’t so sure if I wanted to pursue architecture, finance, or engineering; I was utterly lost, unlike many of my peers. Over the months, I pondered on what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Then, I realized I was never interested in obtaining a job where I would sit at a desk and stare at some numbers on a computer screen for 9 hours every day. Through my daily routine and utilization of time, I realized I found less joy in the courses I applied least outside of the classroom, yet was intrigued that with the many hours I worked in the studio. I could work on a skill in which I could use in the career I wanted; a path in which I could leave a legacy through molding the world the way I wanted to see
Through Level 3, I have been able to gain valuable knowledge about various areas in IT from websites to programming. The area of technology I would prefer to help in is the development of HCI and I would like to learn more about what software that could potentially be developed. In the specification for your course, the module Interaction Design is an exact link with this involving Human Computer Interaction directly. This may include voice communication that is very early in development including Cortana. As I have undertaken this course, I discovered there would be a higher demand
Research can be a very scary topic when it is first introduced to a class, and I was that scary student. Research to me was like learning how to swim for the first time with a life vest on, and my heart beating 100 miles per hour because I’m so afraid. Taking off my life vest and diving into this research course has been very rewarding for me. I have learned so much in such a short amount of time. It has open my eyes up to a variety of ways I can start and conduct my research. Research is not so scary anymore. In this paper, I’m going to tell you about the things that I have learned and perfected while taking this course.
I aspire to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where I intend to graduate with a double major in History and International Relations with the goal of working for a humanitarian aid organization.
It’s important to do good research so we can accurately learn about a subject. Research must always be of high quality in order to produce knowledge that is valid outside of the research setting. Without good research strategies, even intelligent and attentive people can be fooled.
Graphical user interfaces have been scrutinized for being perplex, reducing productivity, and even causing critical consequences because of misunderstandings of human capabilities. As Donald Schön (1983) emphasizes, design should be a reflective practice: designers should incorporate science into their designs and reflect on their decisions and resulting impact on users (as reported in Fisher 2016 IAT 201 Lecture 2, slide 8). Only then can a designer acquire an augmented understanding of how to design for the mind in mind.
A career as Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist has allowed me to see the effects of drugs on the people who take them. Working with patients who have all types of diseases, are on many types or have tried many types of therapies, and are frequently involved in a drug trial as given me another view of the drug development process. The world of pharmaceuticals fascinates me and my work so far has ignited a desire to acquire additional skills that will allow a deeper involvement in clinical studies. After over ten years of working in a hospital setting using imaging drugs I transitioned into a career working for a company that manufactured these drugs. It was during this time that I learned about the interactions of drugs and different types
The practice of world design is permanently being challenged to practice its conceptualization of educational course designs, especially for web-based affordances, to release designers to new processes that more align with the modern use of communication devices and networks. Suggest that the time has come for ID to
Everyone has dreams and goals. Those desires that, no matter what, you will never give up until you reach them. For me, graduating from an outstanding university with an undergraduate degree in the architecture program is the most prominent on my current list. I am nearing the end of this journey. I will be completing the undergraduate portion of my desire. With that said, I now set my sites higher on a loftier goal and a more exceptional dream. The new target, is acceptance to an equally extraordinary graduate school so I may further my education taking the necessary steps to reach my apex. My greatest aspiration, is to become a licensed architect working towards eventually owning my own firm. I established, very early in my life, the intention of becoming a licensed architect eventually owning my own firm.
Graduate school is my next step to improve upon what I have learned in undergraduate school and in industry. Currently, I work at Space Systems Loral (SSL) as a lead designer for the payload structure on a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) earth environmental monitoring satellite. For the past six months as a Lead Designer, I have been working to bring a non-heritage complex composite panel assembly from concept to fabrication by managing assistant designers, communicating directly with NASA, participating in design reviews, writing test protocols, and solving difficult structural design problems. My role on this project began as a junior designer helping out part-time, but as the scope of the project grew and manpower was lost, I agreed to take the big leap to head the project. I have been working at Space Systems Loral for the last year and a half. While I like this work, I want to pursue a masters degree so I can tackle more challenging technical solutions that require advanced mathematics and engineering
Working as a Test Engineering Co-op (Filtration) at Cummins Inc. in Stoughton, WI has been challenging and rewarding as an engineering student. Cummins Inc. is a Fortune 500 corporation that designs, produces, and distributes heavy & light duty diesel engines, filtration, emissions solution, and power generation products. The Filtration Business Unit (FBU) at Cummins is a leading manufacturer of air, fuel, hydraulic and lube filtration equipment.
User interface design is the design of user interfaces (UI) for machines and software, used on computers, smartphones, and any other electronic device. The goal of a user interface is to maximize a user’s ability to access all necessary components of the intended application or website with less effort exerted by the user; as a developer you want to create something beautiful that somebody with any previous experience of interfaces would be capable of using. Using an interface should be an enjoyable experience, the user shouldn’t be stressed out or annoyed by UI, and its inability to present the necessary information in an aesthetically pleasing and efficient manner. There are no steps to design that are set in stone, but crucial things that should be considered are:
Pursuing a degree will enable me to obtain a long lasting career which will greatly benefit my family and me. I want to be content with my life and accomplishments while going to a job I love. I will gain a stronger understanding of how to communicate effectively with others in a work environment and daily life. My problem solving skills and critical thinking skills will advance greatly; I will gain knowledge on developing and troubleshooting websites, and give the best service because I received the best education. In this saturated market one has to differentiate themselves from the competition. I always plan and think ahead, I’m not afraid to go that extra mile to make others happy with me as well as my work and I know that I have the passion