As somebody who already does the top strands of all the recommended fitness habits, here is my chosen goal:

Get up at 5:00am on a school day to exercise at least once a week


As somebody who already does the top strands of all the recommended healthy habits, here is my chosen goal:

Be completely nutritionally sufficient at least 2 days a week. This will be done by tracking everything I ate on those two days and looking at the nutritional values on


Since I already consistently get 8-9 hours of sleep every day of the week, I guess I want to tie in my goal with my fitness goal, and go to bed around 8p.m. 1-2 days per week, allowing me to wake up at 5 without feeling sleep deprived.

Away. from Janice To on Vimeo.

Hey fam,

So here’s my vimeo vid again.

To what extent has the film raised the target audiences knowledge and understanding of how the theme/event influenced the central characters?

I think the themes that we talked about are important and somewhat relevant to many of our lives. We had two events relating to Chinese history, and while not everyone has a family member who has been in the same event as our relatives, they live in Hong Kong, and therefore Chinese history should be relevant to their lives. Our other theme talked about education and womens rights. Everything we spoke about is important to our audience.

Some of our questions we asked the interviewees were the impacts on them and their families, and I think their responses really helped explain the effects of these events and what happened to our interviewees after this event. We also did some good research and included important background information, providing facts and statistics of the impacts of the whole event, which helped paint a bigger picture of the event and contributed to the audiences understanding of the event/theme’s impact.

However, there were some things that we could have done better that hindered the audiences understanding:

  • Our sound quality could have been improved. The low sound quality may have distracted the audience and this means they may not have heard what we were saying as well or understood what was going on
  • Some of our images were not the best quality, and this did not help pair with what we were saying, and may have also served as a distraction.



Away. from Janice To on Vimeo.


This is my groups video.

We made some changes throughout the film:

  1. We were going to pair subtitles with what was said, but we cut that out because it felt like we were “feeding” the audience everything since they could listen to what was said. Additionally, we also cut this out because it took a lot of work and we didn’t think about how much time it would take up.
  2. We changed a few images. We originally used some generic images/stock images to help show what our interviewees were saying, but we felt that was too stereotypical and not genuine enough. We found some pictures of our families and more footage/images of the actual events to put in instead.

Review your work, grades, and feedback from the Heartbeats design project.  Develop a a S.M.A.R.T performance goal for the Interconnected project:

My goal is to improve the quality of my criterion C section by being more detailed and explaining more thoroughly.
Specific – target a specific area for improvement.
     I want to do this by describing my changes that I have made as well as what my design was like before. I also want to make an effort to do all 5 journal entries with at least a paragraph (5-8 sentences) of description so I know that my work is explained well.
Measurable – quantify or at least suggest an indicator of progress.
     I want to do this by describing my changes that I have made as well as what my design was like before. I know I will have succeeded this goal if I organise my information through a table labeled “before, after, reason why” which will guide me to be able to complete this with detail.
Assignable – specify who will do it.
     I will be completing this goal by myself on Evernote.
Realistic – state what results can realistically be achieved, given available resources.
     I think it is realistic for me to achieve a 7 or even an 8 on this project providing that I focus on my details and explain exactly what I did and why I did it.
Time – specify when the result(s) can be achieved.
     I want to complete this within the criterion C timeframe, which is March 13th.