Archive for September, 2010


Software skills checklist and submission guide

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Software Skills Projects

Below is the template for your checklist for all the project work you will undertake for this unit

Software Skills Checklist

Notes for submitting your work.

  • Write the names of files and where they are on your checklist, screen dumps are also accepted.
  • It is your responsibility to keep all the files that you create, for all of the projects, in a safe place.
  • Upload video and audio files to a youTube channel, either your own or unclegeorgetv
  • Upload graphics files directly to your blog.
  • Link your youtube stuff to posts on your blog.
  • Your work should be supported by a summary of the skills covered in each project.
  • You need to follow the brief given for each project, if reasonable attempt is not made to follow it then the project work will not count for assessment evidence.  I f this happens more than twice then you will be judged to have failed the unit.

Assistive Technology

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Matching Users & Technology

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Matching Person and Technology
When matching person and technology, you become an
investigator, a detective. You find out what the
different alternatives are within the constraints.

—From Living in the State of Stuck: How Technology

Impacts the Lives of People with Disabilities
Do you know persons who avoid the use of technologies? Persons who
have abandoned them? Do you want to prevent or minimize this in the future?

Do you worry that you haven’t considered all the important factors affecting
a person’s optimal technology use?

Do you wonder if technology use will really result in an improved situation?

  • Assistive Technologies – products for persons with physical disabilities
    designed to enhance independence and functioning  (examples are wheelchairs,
    adapted utensils, communication devices).
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    Cognitive Psychology – definition

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    Tele Care

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    Telecare Services Association
    The Telecare Services Association (TSA) is the representative body for the telecare industry within the UK

    Our mission: To unlock the potential of telecare and telehealth

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    Assisted Living

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    EAC HousingCare.Org

    Housing-with-care (extra care housing) advice guide and information
    Selected guidance on housing-with-care, extra care housing and assisted living, models of retirement housing offering elderly care services to their residents. We will be updating this section periodically.
    Note: this guidance is targeted at older people, their friends and family, not at a professional audience (for this, search our Library)

    Basic information on housing-with-care, extra care housing, assisted living

    Assisted living, extra care housing or housing-with-care are terms used to described various models of retirement housing for older people who can no longer live completely on their own but do not need 24-hour complex medical supervision.
    In its most developed form, extra care housing is seen as an alternative to residential care (care home). Extra care housing schemes offer a high level of services and facilities, meals and personal care services.
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    Computer Generated Graphics Project

    This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Software Skills Projects

    Generative art refers to art that has been generated, composed, or constructed in an algorithmic manner through the use of systems defined by computer software algorithms, or similar mathematical or mechanical or randomised autonomous processes.

    Project brief

    Investigate and use a range of generative graphics software applications to create a small portfolio of 12 to 15 images that illustrate the results from employing different possible techniques.

    You are not expected to write any code for this, for each appplication there should be some simple parameter that you can change to create your version.

    Screen capture your images and edit them in Photoshop, maximum resolution should be 800 by 600 pixels.  Upload the images to your blog for final presentation.  Make a note about the application you used, what you changed to create your version, and any thoughts you have about what you have created.

    Applications include



    Structure Synth


    Jared Tarbell

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    computation 2004

    sea thing

    invader fractal

    cellular automata worm

    riley stack

    city lines

    gathering line



    monkey tree

    iterative IK

    cellular automata twist

    quarter round mosaic

    spherical magnification

    box fitting

    gobble theory

    text space

    oily stratum

    emotion fractal

    network evolution

    orbiting networks


    panton kurve

    panton geometri' 1

    root gardener
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    Wolfram Demonstrations Project: A 
free resource of interactive visualizations, from elementary education to the frontiers of 
    Browse Demonstrations based on Mathematica 7
    Wolfram Mathematica 7: Now Available for Immediate Download
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    Mandelbulb Crown
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