Final Major Project (FMP)

 

My Ideas for Final Major Project (FMP)

this is a mind map I made so I can list what I can do for my final major project.

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  1. Magazine/Newspaper

The first idea I had was a do a magazine about the most recent festival that is happening in Birmingham or a festival that is coming soon. Another idea was to do a magazine about the most popular apps in Birmingham or how we adapted to technology in today’s society and how much we use it every day and I will also be listing some popular technology that we use like a laptop,phone,computer and tablet in Birmingham or a newspaper article promoting a healthy lifestyle in Birmingham or raising awareness about something in Birmingham or a magazine about the top 5 movies in Birmingham.

  1. Website/Blog

The second idea I had for my FMP was to create a website about all the interesting to do when your in Birmingham or a website about all the best places to check when you are in Birmingham or a blog about the history of Birmingham.

I decided to do a magazine for my Final Major Project since I am most familiar with the magazine and it is a better to create a magazine since I already done a project on a magazine. I am creating a magazine about how we adapted to technology in this day and age in society and how we use it everyday in our lives so whether we use it to stay close with family or use it to watch a movie or to do work and I will also be talking about the technology that we use everyday so I will be talking about the laptop, computer, phone and tablet and I will also be talking about big technology company and the technology they created and how it helps society or how it hurts or damages society also i will be talking about the pro’s and cons of technology. Also the audience of my magazine is 16-25 since its young people who use technology more than adults.

Mood Board

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This is the Mood board I created and it has everything that is related to my magazine and the audience of my magazine who are 16-25 year old who are into technology that why in my mood board I got a pictures of a phone and some pictures of apps and also a pictures that contains a phone, laptop, tablet and camera and also I got some logo picture of some phone companies.

WIRED Magazine front cover & Double page spread Analysis

After I created my mood board I decided to analysis a magazine front cover so it can help me In my research on magazine so I decided to analysis a magazine known as WIRED and it is a technology magazine which is similar to the magazine I’m going to do so I decided to analysis to see the features and the content it has and also analysed the double page spread of the magazine to see the feature so I can do something similar for my front cover and double page spread on my magazine.

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Presentation Video

This  is my presentation video where I presented my idea of what am doing for my Final Major Project and I will be evaluating on what was good about my presentation what was bad about my presentation and what I can improve on so my future presentations are better.

Positives:

  • Wasn’t nervous 
  • Spoke very clearly 
  • Clearly gave my point across to my peers  
  • Maintained eye contact 
  • Maintained a professional state 

Negatives:

  • Was very quick with the presentation 
  • Didn’t get to say everything that was supposed to be said 
  • Didn’t ask questions to the peers
  • The slides didn’t have enough information 
  • Didn’t answer every question that was asked by my peers

Improvements:

  • More information on the presentation slides 
  • Ask questions 
  • Be more confident 
  • Answer every question that was asked 
  • Take time to explain everything that was on the slides and that was asked
  • Take my time with the presentation so I don’t rush it

Camera Angles

This pictures show some of the camera angles I will be using in my magazine. some of the camera angles I will be using in my magazine are low lighting shot an aerial shot and a close up shot I might do some other camera angles but these are the camera angles I will be using of now.

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These are the reviews that are going in the magazine they are reviews about three phones.

Top three phones review

SAMSUNG GALAXY 8

Pros:

The new S8 is super fast it is frustration free and you can use it every day the design is beautiful and is quality build.

Cons:

The light is extremely low the camera performance needs improving the iris scanner need improvements the AI is incomplete.

True, the Galaxy S8 isn’t the first handset to have a near bezel-free front, nor is it the first with a rounded display, a virtual home button, or a super-thin frame. But it is the first to fuse those elements together in a way that’s as easy on the eye as it is practical.

The S8 is water resistant. It has a camera that’s up there with the iPhone 7 plus and Google pixel XL. Battery life is good for a phone of this size. The audio performance is impressive. The display stretched over a uniquely wide 18.5:9 aspect ratio to 5.8-inches on the S8 and 6.2-inches on the S8+, is undeniably beautiful and it’s lightning fast and there is a headphone jack.

The Galaxy S8 is hard to resist when once seen by the public the chunky top and the bottom bezel are gone also the oblong home button and gaudy Samsung logo are also gone instead there is a taller screen that stretches over the screen and it is coupled with curved glass along the edges.

The only downsize to the S8 is the AI known as Bixby which is incomplete and take on the other AI like IPhones Siri and Amazons Alexa. The camera on the S8 hasn’t changed that much and it is pretty much the same as the S7.

What makes the S8 better than its competitions are the little things it did like the curved glass and how it meet the panel the ways its water resistance and the design.

iPhone 7 plus review.

Pros:

The iPhone 7 plus has a fantastic battery life and it is great for watching videos.

Cons:

The handset for the iPhone 7 plus is expansive and had very little updates.

The iPhone 7 Plus is lighter than the 6S Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus, by comparison, is thinner and lighter than both at 6.9mm (compared to 7.1mm) and 129g. Both the iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone 7 Plus have 12MP rear-facing cameras but the iPhone 7 Plus’s front-facing camera has been upgraded from a 5MP to a 7MP sensor.

There is no headphone jack on the iPhone 7 plus as there is a lighting port which Apple say is better for audio and improves the quality the phone colour is available in matte black, jet black, gold, rose gold and silver.

The 7 plus apps are embracing Apples 3d touch and the feature will feel more natural when you are used the pressure sensitive home button. With the headphone jack removed there is a room for a larger battery and a taptic engine, which means that the home button is replaced by a touch sensor, which responds with vibration when somebody touches the touch sensor.

The iPhone 7 plus is water resistant not waterproof but the tests have shown that it can hold it own when it is submerged in water and can be better than Apple suggested.

The good side to the iPhone 7 plus is a great phone that has a great battery life it is water resistant the phone is very light the camera has been upgraded so it is good for taking pictures but the downside is that the phone is massive it isn’t comfortable to hold it one handed and the weight increase to the phone will ache people wrist if they hold it more than 10-20 minute.

Google Pixel XL Review

Pros:

Brilliant battery life it also has great Google assistant and the phone is also lightweight.

Con:

The hardware feels cheaper than what they are worth.

The Google Pixel XL is the first phone to be design and manufactured by Google. The screen of the Pixel XL is impressive the colours look bright and the attention to detail is appreciated when looking at photos, playing games and watching videos. When the brightness is switched to full the pixel outshines the IPhone 7 and the 7 plus in terms of depth and vibrancy the icons on the phone stood out and the background and the wallpapers looked good. The bezel o the pixel are thinner the ones an IPhone which makes the display stand out and it also makes the phone feel smaller and lighter in the hands.

The Pixel has kept the headset jack just like the S8 and it still manage to produce a phone that is thinner than the IPhone 7 with a better battery.

The software that the Pixel runs on is Android Nougat the only change is the addition of Google Assistant the Android Nougat is an improvement and let the user run two apps side by side so it end the flipping back and forth between apps the switching between the two full screen apps has also been made easier by double tapping the overview button.

All the improvements of the Android Nougat have got nothing against Google’s Assistant and this feature alone is a good enough reason to buy the Pixel. The Google Assistant uses a smart reply feature and it also learns how you reply in order to make the responses more personal and it also has more option in the predictive text replies and making more spoken replies for the future.

The battery life on the Pixel XL can last up to 130 hour this is very accurate as Google tested it. Also charging the phone for 15 minutes can give the person 7 hours of battery life so that way they don’t have to wait very long for their phones to charge. The only bad thing about the battery is that the phone becomes hot when charging.

Fan of Android phones will love the Pixel XL They bring good quality features and some nice touches, the battery life is good and gives the iPhone 7 plus a run for its money. The Google Assistant elevates the Android Nougat so this phone is perfect for any Android fans.

My Final Project Evaluation

For My Final Major project I had a list of choices to do for the last project but I decided to do a magazine because I already done a project on a magazine and I enjoyed it so I decide that I should do it again since I learnt a little bit more after the last project and that I can do better magazine this time around.

So after I picked that I wanted to do a magazine for my final major project the first thing I had to do was figure out what I wanted my magazine to be about so I decided to do some research the first thing I wanted to do was a movie review but I decide that I didn’t want do a movie review as none of the movies that came out interested me. The next thing I had researched was any upcoming festivals in Birmingham so I can make a magazine about all the best acts but there wasn’t any festival coming up so the last thing I had decide to research about was technology and I decide that I should do a magazine about technology as the topic interested me and wanted to see what I can find out about it.

After I decided that my magazine was going to be technology I didn’t know if I wanted my magazine to be a review on technology like reviewing a new phone or a computer or if it is a magazine talking about how society adapted to technology and how we use it in our everyday life so I decide to do a review for my magazine so I can do a review about the new technology that came out like a phone or a computer.

After I decided what my magazine was going to be about the next thing I had to do was a mood board for my magazine so I had to get pictures that is related to my topic so everything that is related to my magazine and the audience of my magazine who are teens and young adult between the ages of 16 to 25 year old who are into technology that why in my mood board I got a pictures of a phone and some pictures of apps and also a pictures that contains a phone, laptop, tablet and camera and also I got some logo picture of some phone companies.

After I created my mood board I had to do research about my topic and to make a presentation on why I picked magazine and why I picked to talk about technology so I did a little research looked at the pros and cons of technology and did a presentation in front of my peers and I after I done the presentation I had to evaluate on how well I thought the presentation went and to also look at the negative thing and how I can improve on it in the future.

So after the presentation the real research for my magazine started so the first thing decide to look at was the front cover and the double page spread of a technology magazine known as WIRED and I decided to analyze the magazine so I can see the feature I can add to my own magazine and I also looked at all the new products that came out and all I saw was that three new phones came out and I decide to do a research on it and also to do a review of my own.

First I done a research on the new Samsung Galaxy 8 and after that I done a review then I done a review on the iPhone 7 Plus and a review on the new Pixel XL. After I done a review on the phones I had to get the images of the phones for my magazine so I took a camera and I went a phone shop known as Carphone warehouse and I got the three pictures of the phones.

After I got my picture for my magazine I had to start creating the magazine so the thing I had to do first was create the front cover of my magazine which took me a while as I didn’t know what picture I wanted on my front cover so I tried experimenting with a couple of images but they weren’t good enough so in the end I found a picture which was similar to the Samsung galaxy background so I used that picture as my background and then I had create a name for my magazine so I picked the name Technologic since my magazine was going to be about technology.

So after I created my front cover for my magazine I had to create the double page spread and it was going to be hard since I had to create three since I done a review on three phones so the first thing I had to do was get a background for all three double page spread which wasn’t as hard as I thought as I knew what pictures I needed after that all I had to do was add my review of the phones on my magazine and add the images I took from Carphone Warehouse after that I was done with my magazine I had created my front cover and my three double page spread.

 

My Front Cover

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My Double Page Spread:

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