Build upon a Design Challenge (or create something entirely new) to develop a socially useful, beneficial, or positive tool, application, or artwork. This project will be evaluated on its technical, aesthetic, and conceptual merits. You have six weeks to build this project, so its scope should be equivalent to six design challenges (i.e. MUCH more robust and polished than the previous Design Challenges).
You must also produce a Final Project Proposal Video (no more than one minute) due on November 18.
We will also have Working Critiques on December 2.
Final Project Critiques will be on December 9.
Some difficulties uncovered include:
I experienced yet another reminder of the pitfalls of timely design by committee as the design phase stretched. In the end, I just built the project but I will have to return to customize for Observatory purposes.
Building the prototypes faster and settling on artwork sooner would have eased some headaches later in the process.
Fine-tuning the CSS…it’s always the CSS.
Printing or exporting the poster. This challenge was largely unforseen and the difficulty lies in the nested nature of the poster div display. I am still writing some code that traverses the DOM to assist with this. This deficiency affects printing, emailing, or sharing the creations on social media.
Because this project continues as a possible feature with the National Solar Observatory, I’ve fixed some things, such as the positioning of the telescope. It was not responsive. I’ve anchored the telescope to the poster div and adjusted position to accomodate.
I’ve created the ability to add some sun facts. I’ve been working on the ability to grab and move this blurb around to make the layout more flexible. It’s hard to foresee all possibilities with the positioning of the Sun and telescope. Allowing users to move this blurb into better positions seems a great way to add some creativity to the project.
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Added a print button but this is not displaying the div correctly. Working on a media directive for print that will take care of this. It’s still a work in progress. The Save button works like a charm though. Next up is ability to email or post to social media.