During my final semester at FSU, I took an advanced web applications class. In this class we used Flex (Flash) to design and code a variety of projects. Despite Flex already being a somewhat outdated language, I was able to produce some programs I am pleased with and get a basic understanding of what goes into programming.
Unfortunately WordPress won’t allow for the embedding of Flash projects so clicking on the following images will take you to a page where they are viewable and playable for now. (I am not sure how long my webspace at FSU remains active.)
Big Ten Air App
After a few preliminary apps we designed, we were then given an assignment to create a downloadable app that used XML for the data. There was to be a home page, a list of teams tab showing wins and losses, game schedule, and team rosters.
This past fall I completed my Master’s coursework at Florida State University. I began my application process to get in just over three years ago. While I have worked on projects like Nerd Lunch: The Web Series and Rambabe, it has been my schooling that has consumed a majority of my free time. That would explain the real lack of updating here about projects that I have been working on.
I enrolled in the Library and Information Studies program in the Fall of 2009. FSU’s program entails 36 credit hours which worked out to be 12 courses. I focused my studies on information architecture and also received an information architecture certificate in addition to my degree.
Some I have talked to wonder what “information architecture” even means. So to those wondering, information systems, such as websites and mobile apps (just to name two of many), are more useful when they are planned out from the get-go. The word architecture should give it away. Just as a builder needs a blueprint to build something, a similar blueprint should be built for information systems. Without a good plan in place, users of the finished system may encounter issues.
There’s much more to librarianship than shushing people and stamping books. Librarians forge the way for information organization, access to information, and are an incredible personal resource for locating answers to questions and problems. With this step behind me, I am looking forward to where things go from here.
Over the next few posts I’ll be summarizing the work I’ve done for school over the past couple of years. I’ll be posting snippets of papers, screenshots of my designs, videos summarizing my projects, and links to Flash-based web applications.