We will be graded in comparison to our peers.
Hearing the grading system of our first Flash project made me think of one thing: law school. Up to this point, we’ve had weekly assignments. Our assignments are expected to meet specific criteria and if so, we pass. However, my classmates and I are now faced with our first competitive Flash project.
The project leaves room for creative interpretation. Our only stipulation is to create an “Interactive Infographic-Interactive Timeline”. We learned the basic mechanics, but aesthetics are now up to us. Execution of original thought is necessary.
After getting this project description, I was overwhelmed. We will be evaluated by our peers, and receive grades based on where out projects fall in the pack. This led my thoughts to law school grading as it means two of us will receive an H, three will receive a P+, five will receive a P, etc.
But once I got past this, I realized the excitement of challenge. I don’t have an art background, but this gives me the power to create. With three weeks, I have some time for planning. This is something which has not really gone into my past Flash creations. With limited time and other classes, my focus has been on learning Flash mechanics.
Time enables planning, and it will also hopefully lead to innovation. I’m ready to see what I’m capable of doing with Adobe Flash.