Charlie’s Showcase Development Reflection

Collaborative Process:

The process was very collaborative as a class and in peer groups. As a class we often discussed the progress of are Showcase Environment and were shown by Mr. Lea the showcase environments of previous classes. This all helped in the development process. I have also been showing my showcase environment to my peers for peer review, there critiquing has helped me to refine my ideas during this class.

Idea Development Process:

My idea development process was painfully slow, but so are most effective showcases. I started with a bunch of ideas in a on padlet and slowly refined them to a good attainable goal environment. This goal environment was a entry room leading to a circular tower in which all of the photo’s I had of previous projects would be stored. This idea soon became unreachable because of the circular walls and the flat square photo’s. Because of this development I had to make my tower a 3D rectangle.

Technical Process:

The technical process was at the beginning intense and confusing, but as time went on I grew accustomed to the buttons. Of course the Technical Process was confusing as to make my showcase environment unique I had to develop skills that were branched away from what we talked about in Class. Even so by the end of thee development of my showcase environment I understood what I was doing to a intermediate level.


I am semi-concerned about problems with viewing the photos and screenshots that I have taken of my Tech 3D projects. I have also had problems in the past with glass becoming non-transparent when screenshots are taken of it or it is changed from its file form as a .dae. Other than that I am only worried that in that I have presented my photos they will seem a little bit unorganised and random.


I am celebrating because I have had success in sticking with my original idea and have not had to make serious changes to my showcase environment. What I mean by this is the most drastic change I had to make to my environment was changing the shape of the tower. Some of my peers had to change there whole ideas.

What Knowledge can I transfer:

Over the course of this semester long course I have learned I lot of skills in both Photoshop and Sketch up. Under the overall title of 3D design. All of the skills I have learned throughout this course, will be highly applicable during my high school experience, college experience, and really for the rest of my life. The knowledge that I have transferred is intermediate to expert level photoshop skills and intermediate sketch up skills.


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This shows the overall shape of the museum. As you can see there is the entrance hall (More specific descriptions below). And the Tower (More specific descriptions below).

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This is a Top down view of the Tower. As you can see, inside the tower there are photographs showing stages of development for other projects such as the prompt.


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This shows the entrance to the tower from the entrance hall.


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This shows the entrance hall.


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This is a top down view of the entrance hall. As you can see there are two projects shown in here. My staircase, which was my first sketch up project. And my blog header which was my first photoshop project. Although there are alternating blog headers on the steps, one is updated.

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These are all photos/images from the that are shown inside the tower. These include the Prompt, the hut, 315B Room redesign, and me representation. All of these were the focus of the class and helped me and my peers develop a deeper understanding of the skills we were using