Monthly Archives: May 2013


May 31, 2013 at 9:30 pm, by

For our action project in, Street math, we found a mathematical theory to apply to a real world occupation and situation. The theory I chose was similar triangles or in other words, finding the shadow of an object by using a secondary object. I think the hardest thing for me was to try and find a real Read More…

Mapping out Chicago: Statistically

May 31, 2013 at 7:54 pm, by

For my street math final action project, we were asked to create a math problem that connects to everyday life, and solve it. I chose to do a probability/ratio problem. In my situation, city researchers are trying to determine the Loop’s percentage to Chicago, and compare to that of Logan Square and Humboldt Park. I Read More…

Graduation 2013 soundtrack

May 31, 2013 at 7:28 pm, by

The purpose of this project was to create the soundtrack for the graduation. I learned about what type of songs would go into setting the mood for graduation and how to set up the space to get the right sound.     Graduation Vitamin C 5:47 I chose this song because it’s about graduating. The Read More…


May 31, 2013 at 7:10 pm, by

In my 162 course, we investigate the goal of and purpose of an game. We were assigned to choose an humanitarian organization and create an game. The purpose of this action project is to create an game that serves an certain purpose. I enjoyed building our game board and pieces. Below is an written copy Read More…

Street Math: Ratios

May 31, 2013 at 7:07 pm, by

This unit in Street Math we were given the task of creating a slide show on yet another math concept. I chose ratios because I think that they are particularly prevalent to Urban Planning. Please view my slideshow below!

pH Levels-KG

May 31, 2013 at 6:24 pm, by

Photo Credit: KG The purpose of this action project was to test 5 different water samples and determine their pH level. The pH level is what defines whether a solution is acidic or basic. This is determined on a scale of 1-14, 7 being neutral. The purpose of doing this was to see which water Read More…

Hoops for Humanities!

May 31, 2013 at 5:41 pm, by

For our final project in 162 course, we were asked to create a game that will help people learn about specific charities. We have the choice of doing any type of game either a game that exists before or a new productive game that we can make. Me and my partner decided to focus on the NBA cares Read More…

It’s Windy

May 31, 2013 at 1:41 pm, by

For my fourth and final action project in Urban Planning (Math & Science) we were tasked with creating a presentation relating the atmosphere to a mathematical equation.  I did this by looking at wind resistance and figuring out how it changes the time it takes for a plane to travel.  This project was difficult because the equation Read More…

Dev Journal #004 — Defensive Design

May 31, 2013 at 1:30 pm, by

For my fourth and final Dev Journal I read Defensive Design by 37 Signals.  What is defensive design? It’s a way strategy used when creating an app, website, program, etc. that attempts to stop problems before they happen.  A huge thing they talk about in the book is creating a great customer experience, and countering problems. Read More…

The Puzzle of Human Rights

May 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm, by

For our final project in the class 162, we were asked to create a game of some sort. This game could be anything from a physical sport, to a card game. My group chose to make a puzzle. The catch to the game, is that it had to advocate and teach the player about the Read More…