Design Iterations Project

Design Iterations:
I have been given an assignment that is split into two halves, the first part is to produce a proposal for the IOS mobile app I will be creating for the second part of the assignment. I will need to be able to show the processes I have undertaken to reach my final product with relevant conceptualisation, design and planning.

For my first piece of work this year I have been set the following premise:

The year is 2025, you are walking on the beach in Bournemouth with your iPhone 5. Suddenly an alert appears – your phone has triggered a forgotten geocache, which was last updated in 2015. You decide to create a ‘visualisation app’ to extract and display its information

In our seminar today we met at the Beach and were given the following sheet of things to start analysing in order to create the foundation for planning our apps.


I also took along my camera so I could get some visual scopes of the area and start generating an idea of where I might like to contain my geocache:

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Friday – A day of exploring

On Friday I thought I would go and explore the town centre while taking advantage of the fact the BFX festival was taking part inside the BIC. I gathered a few course members and people I thought may be interested and on arrival I was a bit shocked at how small the careers section was and felt that I was too inexperienced to be there. Due to the fact I am a new student I found it hard to understand what these companies were really looking for and offering; however I would recommend anyone who is at a higher level of education with a clear view of what they want to do in the future to pay a visit at future events.

Later that day in relation to the BFX festival there was an amazing show situated in the Lower Gardens in which an array of different sculptures and lanterns are set alight, bringing the whole area to life. Words can’t really describe just  how beautiful this scene was; it was just so mesmerising and made even better by the company of fellow students, my only regret that day was that I didn’t spend longer there .

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The beginning of my journey at Bournemouth University

Over the last few days I have started a new journey as a student, met new people and even completed my first basic project. The week started with various different inductions, by the end of which I was then introduced to my fellow group B members. The project was simple enough, we were set various different locations in which we needed to get a group photograph in front of and then were scored between 1 and 10 depending on the distance we had to travel to get these pictures.

The first photographs were within the University; one in front of Talbot house and the other in front of the entrance to Pool house scoring just one point each which we managed to get done very fast. Then we drove to the Asda to complete the next photograph in front of the Railway station; with a score of 2 points. So far we thought this task was going to be easy as we had already managed to get 3 out of the five photographs done. With this we left the cars and opted to walk for around 20 minutes to get another group photograph by the hot air balloon in the Lower Gardens and also managed to find one of our lost group members along the way! The final photograph however proved to be possibly the most challenging as none of us knew where the ‘Durley Inn pub at Durley Chine’ was. Thank God for Google maps ! after what felt like the longest trek down the beautiful  setting of Bournemouth beach we reached a Harvester. With no other pubs in sight but a clear sign stating we were at Durley Chine we came to the conclusion that the pub no longer existed and was now the Harvester.

Feeling relieved that we had completed stage one of the project with just the finishing touches to complete, we all had a much deserved rest and alcoholic beverage before conquering the long walk back to the car.

Now after completing our first group project, and getting to know my group I can safely say I am very much looking forward to life as a student at Bournemouth University and learning many new skills as well as taking part in as many activities as possible.

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