Since working with the Willman Research group last summer, I mark my productivity by the number of physical things that I can show at the end of the day. Using this success scale, I deem today as SUCCESSFUL. Here’s what I have to show:
Like I mentioned a few days ago, we’re developing a board game that teaches kids ages 6-7 about light. After meeting with Stephanie and Pedro yesterday about preliminary ideas, we agreed on the above concept. Each player travels as a photon of light from the sun along the board, with the end goal of reaching the Earth (HST is a small shortcut!). However, you have to stop and collect points first from getting to the color spaces. Each color will have you do an activity (simple trivia, rhymes, songs, etc.) The goal is that it will be interactive, informative, and most of all, FUN! So, I spent the day designing the board (I had the original idea hand-drawn, so it was pretty fun translating it to a computer design). This is still in a VERY preliminary stage, but hopefully tomorrow afternoon the team will actually play, and see what it’s like!
My second accomplishment is smaller, but I was asked to write a short news release for the website, (I’ll post it once it’s made public in the next week!). I’m so glad that I’m actually writing and producing things in my internship here! Not really knowing what I was getting into when I signed up for this job, I could have easily just been making copies and coffee as an “intern.”
A non-displayable success — I can now bike it to work and back without making any mistakes! I think that’s step 1 in learning my way around town. Although, I must say, every time I’ve gotten “lost,” it’s been very easy to get back on the right track using sings/landmarks I know and eventually run into.
And that’s all for now! I’m playing ultimate in a few hours — After playing on Tuesday, I got invited to the team’s practice!