I am a first year (Bsc) Web and Multimedia Student at Teesside University, I am a motivated student with a keen interest in creating high quality websites and Multimedia products. I take great pride in the products I create and am always looking to extend my skills and knowledge to continue improving in my education and career. My hobbies include motor sport and specifically stage rallying where I compete as a co-driver and have won the occasional class award.
Collection of Educational and freelance work I have created
The Low Force Websites website was created for the Web and Mobile Development module. The module was split into two parts. Part 1 was the development and build of the website. The requirements for the website insisted that it should be designed using a mobile-first approach. This was my first time using this approach and I could see as the module went on how the approach helped influence the site and create an attractive site throughout different devices. The site was to be made using HTML5 and CSS3, These were skills I had already used but were expanded greatly with the responsive website approach. The site also uses WAI-ARIA roles and considers web accessibility as well as being web standard compliant. The site also has a page using a JQuery plug-in image slider and a web page thats layout is controlled using a responsive grid framework. Also used in the development phase was an eWURF requirement document. This document allowed me to set out the requirements of the website to ensure it fit it's purpose. And I used Mockflow to create wire frames of the site to give an early design of the final product.
The Wacky Races game was created for the Interactive Animation module.
The objectives for the game were as follows:
1. The game must include an introductory screen
2. At least 3 puzzles each on a seperate keyframe with all code (ActionScript 3.0) fully commented
3. Game must have instructions and feedback for user
4. Sound e.g. background music
5. Scoring on at least one puzzle
This game allowed me to greatly expand my ActionScript 3.0 skills and my PhotoShop skills.
Part 2 of the Web and Mobile Development module focused on testing of the website and a critical review. The testing included populating a alpha test plan in order to The critical review included reviewing a peers website and identifying development that I would undertake as a result of my peers alpha testing of my own website. I also reflected on my learning throughout the module to improve if I were to undertake the task again and to carry over to other work I create.
As well as producing the Wacky Races game throughout the Interactive Animation module I produced a Test Plan, instruction manual, gave presentations, wrote reports, moodboards, storyboards and gave references. This allowed me to develop my organisational skills and improve the planning of a project starting off with moodboards and storyboards and reviewing work I produce with test plans and reports. I also improved my presentation skills with two presentations on the development of the project.
The objectives of the Music Sound and Video podcast was to create and audio podcast about an iconic album of the eighties. The podcast was to be an imaginative mix of material within 5 seconds of 1 minute 45 seconds long. The podcast was created on a mac computer using GarageBand, I had limited experience of both mac computers and GarageBand before this project which allowed me to greatly expand these skills.
The Video project required me to complete the required edits and post production work on the Nosferatu film clip. The movie had to be within 10 seconds of 2 minutes and 30 seconds long including a 10 second countdown, introductory titles and closing credits. The video was created using iMovie and GarageBand on a mac computer.
The UX Design module required me to produce designs for an "identification app" developed for 3 different delivery platforms. The app I developed designs for was one which would create pace notes for rally's using location and images taken. The design process of the app is explained in the video above. It included initial ideas, wireframes (Mockflow), creating designs on photoshop, research into the product and creating prototypes of the app using invision.
The Web industry skills module included creating a website as a group assigning roles to the 3 group members to play to there strengths. My main role within the group was research as well as producing the posters. As a group our theme for the website was the development of computing 1939 to 1951, this included Bletchley Park as well as large names such as Alan Turing. This task early in my first year of university helped develop my research, photoshop and HTML5 skills greatly.
The following sources have had significant input in expanding and improving my Web and Multimedia skills
Single page websites are often worth serious consideration when developing a new website, being able to decide if it is suitable for the website your creating, This article has helped me decide by deciding the key areas for the website and whether the advantages and disadvantages go together.
Smashing Magazine is an up to date web industry orientated magazine that allows readers to follow current trends and get opinions on important factors when building a website
During the Client Side Scripting module I occassionally came across issues with the code, the w3schools tutorials are great at explaining languages from simple to some more complex issues.
Throughout my education and career I have had to complete research tasks to gain an understanding of the chosen field and to receive feedback on ideas and prototypes. The following examples show a questionnaire created by myself to gather feedback on a final prototype website. The information was gathered from the questionnaire and analysed in the document below.
Below is an example of an academic report written for my Interactive Animation module.
I gave an oral presentation to my Web Industry Skills class on the future trend of single page websites, the presentation that I gave that day can be found below.
I have a few hobbies including football, video games and Television. However my main interest is in motor-sport and specifically rallying. I have competed in rally events as a co-driver from the age of 14 and have achieved various class awards including first in class on the Greystoke Stages. As well as the thrill of the sport and competing I have gained a range of skills from rallying including time management, teamwork and also Web design skills. I gained some of these as Press & Media manager for the Tour of Hamsterley Rally while also maintaining the events website.