Exercise 1 : Stop Motion Animation
For this video, we wanted to create a mashup of classical racing games with stop motion graphics. Thus creating this video. We spent quite a bit of time editing it, but had loads of fun doing it. Thoroughly enjoyed this exercise.
If you would like to check out all the raw images, make sure to check out all our pictures! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3Z7gRwMpAzha1hnbUIyelZObFU?usp=sharing
Exercise 2: Viral Content
Drugs, it kills.
Drug abuse is not an issue to be scoffed at. Especially if your friends are involved with it too. Tell me, does this situation sound Familiar? You’re minding your own business, doing your school assignments in your dorm, and your roommate just barges in and says he just got a bong. He wants you to join in, but you don’t want to. He pressures you, begging you to join him, saying that ‘it’ll only be a bit.’ So, out of guilt you do it.
Peer pressure and getting involved with friends that abuses drugs can lead to situations as mentioned. This is why anti-drug abuse is something that everyone should be aware of. Being informed about the effects of drugs can reduce the consummerage of these substances. But more than that, preventing it from happening by building a clearer sense of one’s self and a realisation that you don’t need it to begin with would prove to be the best of deterrents.
But there’s something deeper that needs to be understood. Why do people abuse drugs? The answer is many. Some because of depression, because they don’t feel good about themselves, they needed to ‘get away’ from the issues that’s plaguing their minds. And issues such as this often leads to a dependence on drugs, and eventually abusing it, especially because it makes them feel better, a temporal sense of relief that is often easily obtained. They build such a reliance on it that they would eventually suffer from withdrawals if they haven’t had any. Much like why a smoker couldn’t quit outright, their brains are hardwired to constantly process these drugs in order to help them get through, so quitting outright can prove to be self destructive. A slow rehabilitation is required for these issues. So to tackle the issues of drug abuse, it needs to be tackled at its root, the human mind and understanding it. As much as each and every person is unique, viewing it statistically eventually reveals a pattern, a correlation that could be taken advantaged off by a psychiatrist. This raises a question, if it’s as easy as i typed it to be, why is drug abuse still a thing? Because research is expensive, getting a good psychiatrist is expensive, and most of these people turn towards drugs because it’s a cheaper alternative, an easier way out, they don't have the monetary capabilities to see a specialist.
Alcohol is also a form of gateway drug to something harder, such as methamphetamine. And what’s scary is that alcohol is widely available. You go to any part of the world, and so long as you are above 18, you can easily get your hand on a drink. Few would consider alcohol as a ‘drug,’ But it definitely falls as a rather strong substance that could easily be misused. And similarly, as stated before, most misuse alcohol because they needed to feel ‘less’ and to ‘get away’ from their issues. And eventually, when alcohol isn’t strong enough anymore, and becomes more expensive as it requires them to drink more as tolerance does build up, they would seek for something much, much stronger. To drink warily is important, especially because a lot of people drink and drive nowadays, which is almost certainly a death sentence.
This is why anti-drug campaigns are important. Without awareness, the likelihood of abusing substances are very high. And although it is true, we couldn’t outright remove drugs altogether in the world as that would be close to impossible, especially with the drug world being very large, we could at least reduce it. How much we can reduce it depends on how responsive people are. To provide more beneficial alternatives such as exercise, therapy, and bonding sessions would have a greater impact. Thus why rehabilitation centers are relatively effective.
So do yourself a favor, don't look to drugs for companionship, seek genuine help and live a healthier life.
Exercise 3: Infographics
For this Info graphic, I didn't make the design too complex. I wanted it to be simple with some modern pop culture reference. Which is why I referred to Heisenberg (Walter White) from Breaking Bad. In keeping in line with the theme, I focused on crystal meth, which is the main drug used in Breaking Bad. I focused on the main points and interesting facts of crystal meths, and added visual aid to help visualize the information.
I have included the link to view it from canva, should you want to get a closer look.
Exercise 4: Mobile App
For this exercise, we had to create a mobile app using the Ibuild website. We had to choose an inspiration to our design. So because both me and Mukmin love food, we decided to go with Dah Makan as well as Yelp. Both are great services, and both have very good, simple and clean functioning apps. So me and Mukmin decided to analyze Yelp first to have a vague idea on what to include.
After analyzing it, we wanted to add a hint of our own originality to our overall App design. We decided to go with Midnight food specialists, where we focus on providing food for hungry people in the middle of the night. Thus, we came out with the name "Treat Nights", a little treat, for all the night owls out there in Malaysia. The concept of treat nights is that we don't just deliver food, but we make them as well. And everyday our Today's special changes, as well as occasionally having discounts here and there. But with this app, due to the constant change in menu, it encourages people to come back to this app and use it in the future so they can stay up to date with the new menu.
Without further delay, here's the App that me and Mukmin created.
I had fun making this app, But I must add though, it would be better to use a different app instead of Ibuild, it lacks many things that limits our creativity. But it is great as a beginner app as it does prepare for other app builders out there.