G8 E-learning D

Class 28 

In this last class, we will write D3. What improvements can we make to our pho journal based on the results we got from your 3 interviews?

Task D3

You will need to come up with 3-4 improvements that could be made to the photographs, the layout or the poems.

Start by looking at the summary of data you got in D2 to get ideas. Your ideas for improvements need to be supported by what your testers said.

Let’s follow this formula to do your writing:

The (first) improvement I could make is ……. Why-based on what dataHow you would do this change (write-draw a sketch)How will this improvement affect the overall photojournal.

ex. The first improvement I would do is making my pictures lighter, since they are a bit dark according to 3 out of 3 of the people I interviewed. Please see the sketch below on how they are now and how I plan to improve them. Overall the whole photo journal will be lighter and easier to see.

Class 26 (8S 5th June, 8R and 8Q 8th June)

Once you are done with the interviews is time for you to start writing the report on D.

Task D2.1

All your interviews need to be recorded, as proof that they happened. Please upoad the audios to Managebac directly, do not attach them to the file.

In D2.1 you will report back in bulletpoint style, what are the main things they said.

ex. First interview. My mom, Ann Smith.
Main things she said:
– Pictures were happy “looking at these pictures she has hope”
– Liked the color palette


Task D2.2

In this table you are just making sense of the responses you got from the interview, relating it to the table.

Try to be short and to the point.

Task D2.3

Here is where you make sense of the table and you write in paragraph form, the findings of your interviews.

Try to follow this formula:

I met/not met the specification …… based on (results) …. Because …/ what did I learn…

ex. I did not meet the aesthetics specification because 3 out of 3 said I did not show bright colors, because I decided to change my pictures to black and white because they looked better. 

Please remember we will have to write impromemens in D3, so this is not the place to mention these.


There was some misscommunication so while the printer was waiting for B5 files, we were making A5 books. What is the difference? you may say.. well, there is a big difference:

So the first thing we are going to do today is to resize our files manually.

How are we going to do that?

  1. Go to File
  2. Click on the Design menu
  3. Go all the way to the right on the Design menu to Slide Size
  4. This page setup window will appear and you will change the wrong size (21×14.8 cm is an A5) for the right size by entering 25 x 17.6cm

This will make your file BIGGER, so you will have to adjust the elements individually a bit to make it look good. If you are confused and not sure if it looks good, you can call me on Teams and I will help you.

Please remember that since we are making a book that will have a center binding page, this will happen:

So we need to make sure to leave an extra margin, so we don’t lose important information in that binding. That is called the gutter margin:

  • In our design page 1 and 3 have a gutter margin on the LEFT
  • And page 2 and 4 have a guttter margin on the RIGHT

Once you are done you will go to Teams and we will create a PPT all together, it will be called 8x MASTER BOOK. You will need to drag your pages from your file into the comon one. It your text looks blurry, try to move your text as a single element.


Class 23 (8R 21st May, 8S 22nd May, 8Q 25th May)

We won’t have a live session today, so please complete these 2 tasks

Task 3

Please make sure you have made the changes to your layout we talked about last class and you have uploaded it to the Teams folder.

Once you are in Powerpoint go to Files>Export and and click on PDF.

Please make sure to name your file like this “Name-last name-section.pdf”

Task 4

Finish your 12-14 questions in B1 (see instructions in Task 1, below) and copy and paste them on Seesaw, so I can give you comments. Please do not start the interviews until you have gotten comments from me. Once you get the comments you can start interviewing 3 members of the Keystone community, but please make sure to record it.

And that is all for today! See you next class.

Class 22 (8R 19th May, 8S 20th May, 8Q 21st May)

Welcome back. Today we are going to start working on the last part of the unit: we will evaluate the pages of our book. To do so, we will interview 3 members of the Keystone community (our audience), but due to the circumstances we won’t be able to interview the Marketing Department (our client).

Task 1

I will introduce you to the tasksheet for Criteria D and you will start working on creating questions for your interview. Please remember you should be testing your specifications and initial intentions to see if you did a good job.

Today we will work on D1. Coming up with 12-14 questions for your interview. Please find the tasksheet in Managebac under Files.

Task 2

We will have individual meetings. Please have your 4 pages powerpoint document open when I call you. We will look at it together and I will make some  little suggestions on how to improve it.

After you made your changes you will need to export it as PDF document and upload it to the Teams channel, inside the folder I created for you.

Please make sure to name your file like this “Name-last name-section.pdf”