Designing Solutions Through Programming

Thursday 22 April 2021 - Block 2, Room C152
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Daily Note

Our plan for the day

  1. Almost all of you have a comment or discussion board (forum) system in your second design solution.
  2. We are going to write a quiz to help us understand how well do I understand the basics of forums?
    1. We are going to spend the next two or three classes learning how forum works. Please understand comments work almot identically to forums. The link to the guide to understand forums is here
    2. We have an example forum for to look at here. Please don't create new topics or threads yet.
    3. You are going to create two tables for our forum. forum and threads.
      1. forum video is here
  3. I expect your time today will be taking your quiz, discussing the results and working on section B
  4. I will be conferencing with you about your database setup 

 

A little less comfortable

Content

Your plan should clear enough to be followed by someone else. Your plan should be realistic. Your plan should be detailed enough so it is very clear how your product will be developed. 

Process

As you are working, you should be strive to do your best work. You should work to create something high quality. Beware of working very quickly. You should follow your plan and constantly reflect how you are using your time. An important part of process is asking for help. Make sure you ask for help as soon as you think might need it. 

Product

Your product reflects your process. You should feel proud of your work! We get into this in section D, Evaluation, but at this point you should see a clear connection between your product and the problem you are solving. 

A little more comfortable

Content

Your plan should clear enough to be followed by someone else. Your plan should be realistic. Your plan should be detailed enough so it is very clear how your product will be developed. At a higher level, plans often include when a task will be completed. For example you might know a certain task will take 1.5 hours, but when exactly would you do this work? With this information, you can make very well designed plans.  This time works very well when you have multiple members.

Process

As you are working, you should be strive to do your best work. You should work to create something high quality. Beware of working very quickly. You should follow your plan and constantly reflect how you are using your time. An important part of process is asking for help. Make sure you ask for help as soon as you think might need it. At a higher level, we look for well-named variables, clean-code practices and clear logic in a program.

Product

Your product reflects your process. You should feel proud of your work! We get into this in section D, Evaluation, but at this point you should see a clear connection between your product and the problem you are solving. In a higher level, we see that you have followed your plan carefully, noted any reasons for change, and created a complex, interesting product. 

Our Big idea

The big idea for today is Design: Creating the Solution.

The essential questions for this topic are:

How do we plan and create a high-quality solution?

It takes time to explore and really understand a big idea. If you want to
learn more about design: creating the solution (which is connected to today's daily note), please click here .

We are learning this because as a designers must understand scientific and technical innovation. Designers use systems, models, methods, and processes to solve problems.



Standards

 

Reminders & routines:

IF (today ==  testing_day_for_me) {
     remember to go get tested!;
}

IF (this_block == first_block_day) {
     read_daily_bulletin;
}

IF (today == Friday) {
     current_event_activity();
}

As I am taking attendance:

  1. For students who are physically at ASW: Please check now: am I connected to the American School of Warsaw wireless network
  2. Please check now: is visual studio code working from my programming folder?

To remember: 

  1. If you want to see of everyone's project IDEAS please click this link
  2. All the files you need for this course can be found at this link. Please pay attention to the time the file was last updated. 
  3. You can access a web-based view of your database by clicking this link.
  4. Please be aware of course videos to help you understand our content.

If you want to meet with me: 

  1. I am free blocks 2,6 and 8
  2. Send an email to make an appointment
  3. Don't ask me in person! Always send an email
  4. Ask me a question on our discussion forum