In the US or LS checker, I had coded it so that people under the age of 11 is in the LS and people about 11 is in the US. I first made 3 components, a text field, a label, and finally, a button. I first connected the two components (the label and the text field) to the view controller and then dragged the button about 3 lines below it, as an action. Then, in the brackets of the button, I did:  if(age <=11) {   and added divisionLabel.text – “You are in the LS” to tell swift that if the age is below 11, then the person that is inserting their name is in the LS, and the program will say: You are in the LS. After that, I did } else { and divisionLabel.text = “You are in the US” which tell the machine if you enter your age is above 11, then the program will display: “You are in the US”.

Paper Airplane


In our design class for US (upper school), we were given a task that requires us to build the “best” paper airplane as the instruction said. In this task, most of the students either interpreted building the best paper airplane as making the designs on the paper airplane the most impressive, to make the airplane the most colorful, or as to make the paper airplane glide the fastest or the farthest. From this assignment, I learned that each student’s airplane has its own purposes and goals, and there for can’t compete against another. For, example, if the student was aiming to have the most decorative airplane, it would be different from another student’s goal if that student was aiming to have the airplane that will go the farthest.

What this taught me about the design circle

In my project with the paper airplanes, I defined our task at folding the “best” airplane as making the airplane glide the farthest rather than making the most colorful airplane or making the design of the airplane the best looking. With that idea, I researched how to make a long, slender, and sharp airplane. The reason I wanted the airplane’s shape to have a sharp tip, a long and a slender shape is so that when the airplane is thrown, the air will pass the airplane instead of colliding with the edges of the airplane, which will cause the speed to abate. After I had researched the airplane with the sturdy build, I decided to add a slight bend to the wings of my airplane to reduce the wingtip vortex so that the airplane won’t flip or crash. Finally, I went out to the hall and tested the paper airplane. The airplane I built was successful at its goal to glide the farthest, which glided to the end of the hall. The paper airplane could have improved if I knew what the best refers to, if the goal was to build the best-looking airplane or another target.

Similar looking images of my paper airplane but without the winglets