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Project Log 1: New Topic Proposal

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For our individual project, I want to create a children’s book. I plan to write a short story about a character who goes around Clemson. I will have to write the story, but several years ago I made a children’s book about important places in my home town, so I could use the same format and just insert information for Clemson. As the character goes through the book, it will arrive at around our university. I have talked with my peers and have made a list of several historical, student life, and sporting events that really standout for students when they think about Clemson.

9.18.12 - Project Log

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Initially, I was unsure whether to create a cookbook or a portfolio. In the feedback I've received from my peers, my concern with either option is the audience. The cookbook would be more of a proof-of-concept, while the portfolio would only seem relevant for prospective jobs. The other issue with the portfolio is whether employers/interviewers would have access to iPads in order to access my book. After speaking with Dr. Blakesley about these issues, he suggested that I could also create an epub version of my portfolio to ensure it is accessible on multiple platforms.

Project Log 1: Revised Topic Proposal

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After reading the comments on my original topic proposal, I want to stick with my idea and take the concept further. I really liked the suggestion to integrate trip advisor links and reviews into my epub. I used trip advisor and several other sites like it through out my travels to find my way around different cities. I also really liked the idea of integrating my sketches into the book and having the user trace along or draw their own based on pictures and panoramic that I include.

Project Log Week 5: CYOA Develops Ideas

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My individual project will be a create your own adventure story that builds off of a short story I have previously written. I considered using a public domain work but after research into the possible short stories I could edit (I did not want to attempt a book), I decided that in order to do what I want, it would be best to shape a book to match this form.

Project Log for Week 4: Turkey Takes Shape

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The peer review comments were extremely helpful in devising a format for my ebook “An Interactive Guide to Turkey Hunting.” The fact that everyone in the class knows so little about the sport gave me some terrific ideas that I had never thought of. The best idea I read was the quiz at the beginning of the book. This quiz could act as a starting point for the reader. Based on the knowledge of the reader, the quiz will then take them to the section that they should begin on.

Individual Project Log 1: Topic Proposal

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Based on the comments from the other members of the class, I have decided to make enhanced versions of 2 to 4 short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. These enhanced short stories are intended for young people (10-18), who may not have an interest or even know about Poe outside of required reading in school. I hope that by making a more immersive experience, young readers will want to try out this kind of fiction, which hopefully will then develop into an interest in similar stories and authors.

Revised Topic Proposal

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I'm going to stick with much of my original idea, a children's book that I wrote a while ago about a raindrop going through the water cycle for the first time. I really liked one of the comments that directed me to an app that is created specifically for creating largely picture-oriented content like children's books. I'm going to look into that for sure. As far as the content goes, I want to include a lot of sound and visual effects such as the sound of rainfall and wind when appropriate, dialogue being made available to listen to, and ripples where the raindrops meet the water surface.

Topic Proposal

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For my Individual Project, I would like to produce an electronic book that will serve as the prototype for future works that have the potential to reinvigorate the age-old tradition of the chapbook. To do this I propose that the chap book be tailored to the art form of spoken word poetry so that the performance, crowd participation, and literary aspects of this art form are properly highlighted in a textual product. I think that the best way to accomplish this would involve placing the literary, or print version, of an artist’s poem side-by-side with the performance version of the piece.

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