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Group Project part.2 11.24.2012


David Alvarado

Alexis Shuffler


The idea:

So for this project with the theme of hurricane sandy in mind, we decided to come up with a video game based on the event.


The Game:

If you’ve ever played the computer game: “Oregon Trail”, this will seem very similar. You play as the father of a family of two kids. The hurricane has hit and there wont be any help for about a month. The goal of the game is to make it to the end of the month with everyone alive and well. To do this, you start off with a set amount of money to buy supplies for preparation, then the hurricane hits. You need to make your supplies last while dealing with the natural conditions. This can include the cold and lack of food. As you survive, you’ll have neighbors as well that you can choose  to help or not. Helping them isn’t required but it can give you very good bonuses in the future, such as extra supplies. A score system will be implemented to tally how well you do at the end. Low scores result from poor care of your family while high score are a result of the opposite. One social aspect of the game we are hoping to include is cooperative play between two people.





These three images are supposed to represent the UI for the game. The little window on the lower right will switch menus for the status of your supplies, family and the neighborhood itself.


Final Project

Big Bang – (Ian, Rosa)

1. Virtual Civic notifier
2. Online census registration or renewal
3. Instead of the government ‘s antiquated system of registration and renewal for mandatory census audits. The new virtual system would
alleviate the burden of cost by individuals (costs of stamps) as well embody the going green current social accepted mentality by saving
paper and tree.


Upon initial contact from the government to fulfill your civic duties, they will get a letter informing them to log on to the website and fill out the questionnaire. A new requirement in the questionnaire will be the addition personal email address. This is important because now it alleviate previous problems with tracking a person’s current address with their name. With the new system, your identity by your email address instead of your address. With the old system, often times, when a person moves they don’t report the move. So the census application was sent to their previous address instead of the current. With the new system, your email address will always stay the same unless you  change it, or if you don’t response to the email and/or submit your online application, you will be mailed a paper copy of the questionnaire and failure notice of compliance. Once census is complete, you would get email confirmation and access to whatever is allowed for public view in regards to that year’s census. Another advantage to the email questionnaire will be, not only the ability to update your information but to also applied for selected service, employee to census, where you are able to submit your temporary employment application. The site can also be used as a segway to view other links to where public information is accessible. The site is another way to be notified for jury selection. You can register to vote.


The social contribution to this site would be to encourage and repair civilians participation in civic duties. It also embraces communication between government bodies and society as to alleviate disconnection and for the public  to engage in the democratic process, by providing easy access and accountability. The process aids the government by increasing the accuracy of the flow and retention of information gathered. For example with the census, increasing the accuracy will a lot for government spending to be disbursed in areas that need it the most. With the accessibility of new technologies we are not only able to cut cost, but also speed up the response time involved in gathering information accurately. The internet is proving itself to be an invaluable tool in increasing communication between government bodies and the public.


1. Photoshop

2. Dreamweaver

3. Illustrator

4. Web hosting/ secure domain

5. Paper/Pencil for prototype

6. Internet



Final cost-$0 to create





HW #4 Tufte

The image that I caught my attention is Edmonds Halley’s 1686 chart showing trade winds and Monsoons on a world map. I’m personally a visual learner therefore I’m all for maps and graphs. This image provides a lot of important information, especially given the time that it was created. With the new technology and new information that we have learned since 1686, certainly there is information that can be added.

If I was to add anything, I would add maybe the frequency of these storms; maybe by seasons according to the location. I do question the accuracy of the information provided. The design is simple and I feel that it only display what is needed.

Ahmad Woods, Phillip Zak, Michael Perez Game Project: Initialize!

Title of game
We don’t have a named settled but what were going to be working with is Trigger-nometry.

Game Concept

A third person action game with an over the top western motif.

Core Mechanic

You engage enemies primarily by shooting them with the main character’s revolver. The player can take cover behind constructs suitable for such throughout the environment to keep put of the line of fire. However enemy AI is very aggressive; they too can hide behind cover, they outnumber and outgun the player, and they consistently flank the player which makes hiding behind cover long periods of time a detriment. Thus dealing with enemies in a straight forward manner, how you would typically approach them in other games, can spell the player’s doom. To turn the tides in the players favor they’re gifted with a grappling hook that traverses the environment vertically allowing the player to reach high places quickly (within a limited range) which literally gives the player an upper hand on enemies. Taking advantage of angles that render enemies choice of cover useless is generally how the player will take out enemies and this can be achieved consistently through using the grappling hook to latch on to high places.

Paper Prototyping 

Big Bang Theory Game Group

Group members: Ian, Yoonshik, Rosa

The game we came up with is called Connectic. The game is a combination of connect four and tic tac toe. The person playing the game will need to figure out each move to connect the required amount of consecutive X’s or O’s on each board. As you advance to higher levels, there will be mystery bombs appearing to destroy your moves.

Game group


David Alvarado

Johnathan Alicea

Alexis Shuffler

Justin Seda



So for our game idea, we had decided to make a sort of puzzle game. It does not have a name at the moment. So the idea is that you’re a player in an underground abandoned facility and the motivation for progressing is that you have a device strapped to you that determines whether you live or die. To progress, you move up floors. Within these floors are rooms, each has a puzzle. You must solve puzzles to progress to the exit. There are multiple exits but each one is harder to reach as the next. Depending on the exit you take, the puzzles for the next floor becomes less or more difficult. We also took pictures so those will be linked shortly once this is posted.

Unnamed group (Gabby, Remy, Rich) post 1: Starting out

Alright, here’s the stuff we did! Me Gabby and Rich. Map drawn by Gabby, characters and buttons by Rich, crate and circle by me. Also, here’s our design document:

I’m ecited!

Yoonshik, Bluestar, Rich – Survey Report

Survey Questions :

1. What kind of devices would you like to plug into this?
2. How often do you figure using a charger like this would be preferred or effective?
3. how much would a charger like this cost in your opinion? Is it really worth that price?
4. What would you like to add on to it?
5. What would you like to remove from?
6. Is using this cumbersome or time consuming?
7. How does it look or feel?
8. What would make this more comfortable?
9. Would you prefer another form of power source?
10. How would you describe this to someone else?
First Answer
1. My phone and ipad, maybe even laptop
2. As of ten as I am out. Not often
3. $40
4. Does it have USB?
5. No
6. No
7. Looks fine
8. Some sort of mechanism to attach to things a clip
9. Water
10. It’s a portable battery that you don’t have to plug in to charge
Second Answer
1. Cell phone, camera, battery charger, gps
2. 7/10(often)
3. $50-80
4. A way to know how charged my devices are from one screen
5. No
6. No
7. No
8. Ability to change screen brightness
9. No
10. A multi-source natural energy providing thing(generator)
Third Answer
1. Cell phone
2. I would probably use it every time I ride my bike
3. $60
4. No
5. No
6. No
7. It seems like it wouldn’t be too much of a problem
8. Change position of the solar panel
9. No
10. A portable charger

QPQ – Surveys

We created the QPQ Questionnaire, which we had four users complete for us.


  1. No
  2. Yes
  3. Yes
  4. 9
  5. 8
  6. 1
  7. No
  8. Clear, clean. White and blue.
  9. Simple, but not enough info/details.
  10. More info/details on buyers and give feedback on other people so they can be trusted.
  11. No.
  12. Yes.


  1. No
  2. Yes
  3. Yes
  4. 8
  5. 8
  6. 2
  7. Yes
  8. Color scheme, ease of use, easy to read
  9. Add menu/home button
  10. Yes


  1. No
  2. No
  3. Maybe if I had more stuff to trade. In which case some.
  4. 6 seems easy, don’t actually know
  5. 10
  6. 1
  7. Yes
  8. Red and black. That’s just me though.
  9. I have a wishlist!
  10. Make it work.
  11. Derp.
  12. Yes.


  1. No
  2. No – bank transfers on phone
  3. Yes if it is secure, but I love free stuff
  4. Looks easy, 9
  5. Yes, maybe more ways to link between screens, 9
  6. Ungiven
  7. Try different tints, it will work
  8. -^
  9. Free stuff!
  10. Explain profiles better
  11. Nope!
  12. YES!

Noitatidem group (Ian, Remy, Rosa) post 4: Documentation

our questionaires!

our doc!


our video was corrupted. Sad day.