Logo Feedback Follow Up

About a week ago I posted my logo, asking for feedback. As a recap, this is my logo.

After gathering feedback, I created a short paragraph summarizing what I think I did well and what I could improve on.

I created a successful logo because I used alignment and proximity very well, between the star and the S. The star was particularly successful as it fitted perfectly into the curve of my S and also made the logo look more complete. The logo also represented me quite well, as the S shape stands for Stephanie. It’s an organic, memorable logo that is also timeless.I think some improvements I can make on my logo is the color scheme (many people said the color blue didn’t really represent me.) I could have used a brighter color, as that would better represent my personality. The gradient was also too soft for my personality, and I could use a brighter gradient next time.

Crit. A 練習反思

我覺得我做得好的:

  • 我明白了整個短篇
  • 我做對了 Part 1
  • 我會用短篇裡的信息去做問題

我覺得我做得不好的:

  • 我做得不夠仔細
  • 有很多姿勢我應該會的,但是我寫了拼音
  • 第二段有很多問題我都做錯了
  • 我沒有仔細看問題,很多關鍵詞語都沒有看到

我可以改正的:

  • 我可以多看幾篇短篇
  • 我應該仔細讀問題
  • 不要馬上寫拼音,要先想一想這個字我會不會

Design Logo feedback

I have just completed a logo for design and I would like to ask for some feedback.

Here is my logo:

Q#1: Does this logo represent who I am? Why or why not?

Q#2: What do you think I was trying to communicate with the shape and line of my logo?

Q#3: Do you think the star shape contributed to the general appearance to the shape? In what way?

Q#4: How does the naturalistic shape of the S and rough line contribute to the general feeling of the logo?

Q#5: How should I improve my logo?

Q#6: Do you think my logo applies to C.A.R.P? How?

Some reasons to why I did what I did:

  • I used a light color and a dark color so the logo would be visible against any background, making it versatile.
  • I put the star shape in my logo to make it appear more complete.
  • I tried to make it naturalistic to represent creativity.
  • I kept it with just two components so I would be simple.
  • I also thought of the S shape looking slightly like a chinese dragon, showing my culture and also the virtues of courage and honor.
  • The blue color shows peace, while the purple represents a elegant feeling.
  • This is put into contrast with the rough line, suggesting that I can be more than just one thing, and that I have unique ideas.
  • I made the star half faded on purpose, to show that imperfection can still be beautiful.

Thank you for your feedback!!

Unité 1 – Parlez vous français

Factual

  1. a) How can I use my knowledge of English to learn French?

I can use my knowledge of English to learn French because there are many similarities between the words in the two languages, allowing me to make an educated guess at many words. The two languages also use the same alphabet (the Roman alphabet), which makes learning French much easier than learning languages such as Chinese. Finally, there are words that are almost exactly the same in both English and French, such as téléphone,

  1. b) How do I introduce myself in French?

I can introduce myself in French by talking about the following:

  • My favourite colours and least favourite colours.
  • My pets
  • Where I live
  • What nationality I am
  • The languages I speak

I can also help the progression of the conversation by using phrases such as Moi aussi and Et toi,

Conceptual

How are languages linked to one another?

In my opinion, languages are linked through alphabets, and many come from the same base families, such as greek and latin. Countries may influence each other’s languages, and occupation on a country can affect it’s language. For example, when the Spanish occupied Vietnam, they could not write the native character-based language, who they wrote it phonetically, using the Roman alphabet. This stuck, and later it was made standard, so now the Vietnamese alphabet is based on Roman numerals.

Debatable

Does learning a new language make my mother tongue stronger?

I don’t think learning French has improved my mother tongue, because they come from different base families, and have different sentence structures. For example, in Chinese, you would say 一 (yi(one))隻(zhi)狗(gou(dog)), but in French you would just say Un chien. There is no word similar to ‘zhi’ in Chinese, as in Chinese people, animals, and object all have a certain word in front. I believe another main problem is that the two languages come don’t use the same system. French, along with most european countries, uses the Roman alphabet, while Chinese used characters. Because these two systems have no connections, I can’t ‘spell’ out the words as I would between French and English. Along with the problem of different sentence structures, I don’t think that learning French could make my mother tongue stronger.

Design a cup challenge

            Last class we were given a challenge to design a cup with only two sheets of A4 paper. No tape. No glue. Nothing except two sheets of paper. Some people immediately started to google how to make a paper cup. I decided I would model my cup on something that was cup-like in shape. I found Niki’s pencil case. It was a cute corgi one, but more importantly, it was cylindrical in shape.

          After borrowing the pencil case, I began shaping my first piece of paper around the case, figuring that since it needed to be a cup, working with a cup-shaped object couldn’t be wrong. I was proved right. After a little bit of fiddling, I managed to make a cup by shaping it around the pencil case and then folding in the flaps. This completed, I repeated this procedure with another piece of paper folded double thick. I put this in the bottom of the cup, hoping it would make the cup sturdier and help it to hold water longer. An important detail about my first prototype was that I made sure that the little mini cup and the big cup were facing different directions. Because I did this, the strong points (the sides) and the weak points (the corners, because water could leak), balanced each other out.

          Having completed my first prototype, I went and filled it with water, just a small amount, filling the bottom of the cup and no more. Then, I put it on my table and began waiting for it to leak. I expected it to leak any moment, but it actually held water for quite a long time. But, when I added more water in the same prototype, it flooded the little mini cup in the bottom and my cup began to leak quite quickly.

          I knew I already had a good cup, but I was still unsatisfied. As I still had plenty of time, I decided to build a second prototype. I used the same design, but this time I folded both papers double thick and placed them together, making a very small but super thick-walled cup. As soon as I put water in it though, I realised a major design fail I had overlooked. I did not make both cups separately, then stack them together. The problem of this was that the folded paper was so thick that the corners of the cup had huge holes in them that leaked water almost immediately after it was put in.

          So, overall, my first prototype was better than my second one and I think I really should’ve looked at my first prototype and tried to improve it, instead of throwing away something that worked and doing something totally different. Oh well. At least I have a nice cup.

This is cup number one:

This is cup number two:

Starting Grade 7!

It’s the start of a new school year, and I’m rediscovering my blog (because it was forgotten in the summer)! The first thing I noticed about G7 was how different it was from G6. We have to move from class to class, tackle 9  sets of homework and assignments, 9 teachers, and nine sets of expectations. Plus, there was also the (very) flawed and problematic uniform. (What do you mean the skorts only come in september?) Anyways, I’m looking forward to an awesome year and (way) more posts than G6.

Science Experiment

Last week we went to the makerspace and did various experiments, focusing on matter. I did an experiment, heating and melting crayons to test the change from solid to liquid. We spent about 2 periods in the makerspace, and below is my documentation of the process.

Experiment:

Melting Crayons

Purpose:

Testing the behavior of wax in liquid form, the time wax takes to melt, and how it will solidify.

Question(s):

What will happen to crayons under heat?

How can I melt crayons controllably?

How will was change from solid to liquid?

Hypothesis:

I think that crayons will melt slowly under heat because wax melts slowly under heat(proven by candles,made of wax), and crayons are made of wax.

Materials:

  • 1 Hair Dryer
  • 9 crayons (2 red, 2 orange, 2 yellow, 1 light green, 1 dark green, 1 blue-green)
  • 1 Hot glue gun + Glue
  • 1 Baking mold with uneven bottom
  • 1 thin piece of card(2-3 millimeters thick)

Procedure/Observations:

Results:

Wax melts slower than ice but at a medium pace, and when air is focused on one section of crayons the other sections splatter. Darker colors melt faster than lighter colors. Wax does not stick to surfaces. Wax melts into each other slightly. In liquid form, it will adapt to its new container’s shape.

Photos:

Future Experiment Possibilities:

  • Do darker colors melt faster than lighter colors?
  • How dense are crayons in liquid form?
  • How can I manipulate crayons while they are in liquid form?

 

Lower School Grade 5 & 6 Sports Day

Last week on Tuesday we had our lower school gr 5 & 6 sports day. Many people eagerly await this day, but to be very honest, I was dreading the day. Grade 6 was on the track first and I did not want to run 400m. I did not want to run 10. But, I went on the track like everyone else and did all my activities the best I could. Surprisingly, I didn’t get last place on either of my runs and I was pretty happy with myself. Halfway through, at lunchtime, I bought a watermelon popsicle that turned out to be too artificial and weird tasting. It did not achieve the desired effect of cooling down with a delicious popsicle. At all. After the popsicle incident, grade 6 switched to track and we played a few assorted games. I messed up in ultimate handball and spent most of the time stumbling around at the back doing random things. After that, we played 2 rounds of capture the flag, both of which we spent the entire time hanging on and trying to defend our “flags”. Then we threw balls for distance. I thew badly, clearing only a short amount of distance, but some of the boys in our class threw so well I thought we might need a larger field! We did a long jump after that, but I barely cleared any distance because I was terrified of getting sand in my shoes. Overall,I’m not a sporty person and I don’t like sports day that much, but we all have to deal with things. So that’s my review!

New years eve

Although we are already well into our new year I just realized I forgot to write about new year’s eve, so I am putting up a late post.

This year on new year’s eve my family planned to have new years eve at home, just having a small private party, but when I learned about the fireworks and shows in Tsim Sha Tsui and Victoria Harbor, my mom and I set off to Tsim Sha Tsui, which was supposed to be the best viewing point. We had planned to take a taxi but due to road closures we had to take the MTR. When disembarked at Tsim Sha Tsui station, we followed the crowd out onto the street and was herded in the direction of the fireworks. After walking for about 10 minutes, the people starting packing into a crowd. After shuffling forward for an hour, we realized that there was no way we were actually going to see the fireworks, so we tried to get out of the crowd, but you couldn’t go forward and you couldn’t go backward, you just stuck. Eventually, we managed to wiggle our way out the side but even then we were not permitted to leave. The only way we got out was after waiting a long time and squeezing through a path backwards. I think that next year the organizers should really put more consideration into organizing the fireworks and creating an overall better experience for many many people. On a personal note, next year I’m staying home!