Design: Goal for Interconnected Project

Based on the feedback I received for the Heartbeats assignment I think I was strong in many areas. I constructed a detailed research plan and carried out an extensive analysis of existing products, I developed my ideas through detailed criteria and plans, I conceived a tangible final product and documented this in my process journal, and I used testing methods to critically evaluate my product against the criteria. My goal this term will be to maintain a high level of achievement across all four criteria and achieve a grade of at least 30/32…Read more …

Geography: Hypothesis Testing on Gapminder

My group and I investigated the correlation between income per person and energy use per person. We plotted income per person on the x-axis and energy use per person on the y-axis using a program called Gapminder. If you click on the graph you'll notice that Gapminder plots circles as the countries for which it has data, with the size of the circle referring to the population of the country, and also plots the change over time. We therefore noticed a positive correlation between these two variables: countries who have higher average incomes…Read more …

Urbanisation: Yay or Nay?

To discuss the positive and negative impacts of urbanisation, we must first understand to what the term "urbanisation" refers. Urbanisation is defined as an increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas as opposed to rural areas. Therefore, I am always referring to urbanisation on a relative scale in this post; that is, the increase in urban population must be greater than the increase in rural population regardless of the size in absolute increase. As such, although urbanisation may bring about positive changes such as more service providing and a sustained…Read more …

Geography: Intro

I am finding it difficult to begin this post because I honestly don't know where to start. The word "geography", to me, encompasses so many different interdisciplinary fields in and of itself that it would be too tough of a task to come up with a one-sentence definition. The me from a few years back would have told you that geography was all about memorizing an endless string of countries, capitals and maps. Sure, if you do a search for geography quizzes online you will find just that, but now I see geography…Read more …

Living Heritage: Western Market

It is the year 1906. A thunderstorm is happening, and a boy reaches out and touches the redbrick of Western Market. He suddenly realises his magic powers, and now the year is 2014. It is no longer raining. Astonished by the changes, he decides to explore. Western Market is a piece of living heritage and the built environment here reflects the culture of the place. Living Heritage: Western Market from Jesse W on Vimeo. Please help evaluate the effectiveness of our doucmentary by kindly filling in this survey. It should only take around…Read more …

Humanities: Unit One Reflection “Geography Assessments”

I am very happy that I've done well in the geography test and the map-making assignment. During this unit, I've learnt the basics of physical geography, and most importantly learnt to apply this knowledge in real world situations. I think that geography is a strength for me, and I think I've proven that through these two assessments. I know the definitions of many geographical words, and I think I am capable of using these words when describing geographical maps. When reading maps, I can identify the latitude and longitude of a point and…Read more …