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Friday, April 10, 2015

First Draft of Book Text

So, I've finished with the first draft of the book text. The four key pieces are represented below (the chart is UML, the lines that start with BigBadWolf.Says and similar are pseudo C, the lines that start with // are English, and the quote below the chart will live in a text bubble). You can see the full first attempt, in all it's flaws, here. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or feedback. I feel like I am doing something off the beaten trail here, so feedback will help me make it functional.

Big Bad Wolf: "Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house down."

bool BigBadWolf.BlowsHouse(Pig LittlePig)
        //The Big Bad Wolf says “Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house down.”
        BigBadWolf.Says(“Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house down.”);
        //The Big Bad Wolf huffs and puffs.
        //The Big Bad blows Little Pig Red’s house.
                //It is true. The Big Bad Wolf blows the straw house down.
                return true;
                return false;

Monday, April 6, 2015

Exploring the art behind the idea.

In order to make sure I had a solid idea, and to really explore the options on what I was thinking about the book (and for an art class last quarter), I completed two projects. The first was exploring the UML side of things, and how to communicate well with ULM and pictures. This also looked more at the "kid" side of the equation. The second is explored more of the "computer" side of the equation, and ended up being just as intriguing to my daughter. Below you can see pictures of some of the things I have done.