Research for designing a skiing app

Level 5 Multimedia and Games Design students undertook research for a Ski App they are developing as part of their studies. To help understand what skiing is all about they had a Ski lesson on the dry slope in Gloucester. Grasping the pain that skiers go through every time they put their ski boots on was an important part of the day.

Great weather for our research trip to establish the ergonomic issues with mobile devices and skiing!

After we’d taken off those agonising ski-boots we all looked quite cheerful, even poor Chris with the ice-pack after a contretemps with the ski-tow! Nina remembered that she goes skiing regularly – every 20 years!

The tutors, Nina, Paul & Lewis, joined in by taking part in the activity as well! The best Ski App’s will be displayed at COMX14 on 1st May 2014. See http://comx.glos.ac.uk for more details.

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Games and multimedia students with Dr Nina Reeves, Course Leader for Multimedia Web Design

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Lewis Payne, Games Tutor, has an unconventional way to ride a ski lift!

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Getting ready to ascend the mountain

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Max Bear’s new website

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Bryan Panks has been helping Level 4 to release their inner creativity in sketching for characters and storyboards. He’s finally entered the “dark side” of technology and created a website for his hero..Max Bear lives on the web!

Need some ideas for easy meals? Try Max’s rotoscoped cooking animations with Tom Baker’s voiceover – YES, the real Dr Who!

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Raspberry Pi Event @Bristol Boot Camp 15th June 2013

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Hurry! The slots are filling in fast! http://pibootcampjune2013-epop.eventbrite.com/

The BCS is collaborating with @Bristol and Bristol University to bring you the Raspberry Pi Bootcamp. This day will involve a range of activities to help the beginner to get going and the expert to share ideas with others.

Note that the event amd workshops are now open to ALL ages.  Michael Johnson from JA will demo his  Citizen Space Exploration and the Personal Space Age project, which uses Arduino – the details are http://www.pmstudio.co.uk/news/2012/10/24/exploration-and-personal-space-age-lunchtime-talk-write-up

Both BCS Members and Non Members are welcome. If you require any more information please contact me on simon.thorp@bcs.org

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Help Gloucester’s Chinese Community to create multimedia (and get paid!)

Xiaoling Hu has an interesting project involving working with younger members of the Chinese Community in Gloucester to create multimedia with their phones – sounds a breeze and would add to your employability as you find out how to create and facilitate fun activities. They want to run 10 x 1hr sessions at £10 an hour.

Email: xhu@glos.ac.uk

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