February 26th, 2009

IDES 322: Instructables Part 2

Alex Gilbert
Co-Founder





We are looking forward to hearing everyone's plans for the Instructables project. This week we will be focusing on the project proposals, helping people refine their ideas and preparing them for documentation. We will also be furthering the discussion of intellectual property as you are now becoming contributors to this community of idea sharing.

Your assignment is to produce the finished documentation of your instructable by the next class. Next week we will be critiquing this documentation before you actually submit any of it to the Instructables site.

Feel free to comment here, email us or find us in the Campfire chat room if you have any questions or need any further help. Week 5 CREATE:
  • Execute your instructable idea and have the finished product ready to bring in to the next class.
  • Write a project abstract and create step by step instructions on how to build your instructable.
  • Your project abstract should state the problem you chose to solve (i.e. the danger of cyclists being invisible to drivers at night), why that problem was interesting to you, your proposed solution to that problem, the process by which you reached a solution, and an in-depth description of your final product.
COMMENT:
  • Post the abstract and instructions to your own blogs. Include photos and video!
Alex Gilbert
Co-Founder

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