The first thing I thought when I was heading home to my family in Småland was that I finally could get some rest. But nay, I have school work that needs to be done (that I haven’t really worked on), the need to train on the piano, and another thing which I won’t mention here All these things were constantly in my mind, so I couldn’t relax thoroughly. But at least I’ve met a lot of old friends, and I will meet more on New Year’s Eve . So not everything is bad, and hell I can actually play Valse d’Amélie quite good although I haven’t trained that much. However tomorrow I have a “free” day then I can work as much as I want with the school project
Oh not to forget, I’ve gotten two massage sessions in one week and that was really nice.
That’s all for my status update this time.
Last Sunday I was one of those who played at the Piano Christmas Concert that my piano teacher had arranged for her students, and herself; although she only played two pieces. I played four pieces,1) Amelie from Montmartre – Comptine d’un autre ètè; 2) Schubert – Military March; 3) Chopin – Raindrop Prelude; and 4) Final Fantasy VII – Terra’s Theme. I didn’t have enough time to prepare for the Military March so I didn’t play that piece that good, not compared to the others. In the other pieces I just made some minor mistakes like accelerating in the difficult part of Amelie and some notes were played softer or louder than they should have been. But overall I’m satisfied with the whole concert
Of to school, there has been a lot of things to do lately, 2 assignment, 1 project, 1 piano concert and I was stressed the whole week. Actually I was too stressed one day to do anything, or at least I played some piano But now both assignments are done so I only have to focus on the project.
Anyway about the assignments; we were supposed to study a software system and identify breakdowns when a user interacts with it. We (me and my partner) chose Google Docs. We used an ethnographic approach to find out the breakdowns, more specific we used contextual inquiry and a kind of semi-informal interviews.
To make things short, we gave the four users in groups of two a scenario (a document that was printed out) and let them collaborate to recreate the document. We then asked some questions (semi-informal interview).
Our conclusion was that the users had a hard time finding and using features they never or rarely used. Some of these include: headings (which is a really good feature, use this if you are using Google Docs), table of contents, and footnote.
Well, that’s all from me, maybe I’ll do some updating during the Christmas holidays.