Solving Complex Problems Through Programming

Thursday 16 December 2021 - Block 6, Room C152
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Daily Note

Our plan for the day: 

  1. Please complete this brief survey 
  2. About Holidays:

    1. School holidays are a time to refresh, relax, have fun, sleep in, and explore the world. Also, learning never stops. During a break, keep your eyes open for computers in your world.

      Holiday activities:

    2. Ask your friends and families what they like and don't like about the computer systems they use on a daily basis
    3. Try to understand what problems technology is fixing
    4. Look at some computer applications you have never used before. What are the Inputs, Processes and Outputs for this application?
    5. Ask families and friends about their frustrations with their technology. What do you learn about the design of technology?|
       
  3. Please work section C

 

 

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.



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. Please check now: is visual studio code working from my programming folder?