Friday, July 28, 2006

The Prototype: A Visual Conceptual Model for Students and Commuters on the KCRC West Rail Line





  • Students: An understanding of the relationships between distance and time on a public transport.
  • Commuters: A journey planner on the estimated time of arrivals.

(a) A Step-by-Step Guide to Making it Work

  1. Select a station from the 2 lines
  2. Click on “Let's Go!”
  3. Choose the time and date of travel
  4. Information of the results

(b) What More Needs to be Done

  1. Display the stations exactly the same as selected
  2. Adjust the information of results accordingly
  3. Distances between stations to be included in the information of results
  4. Fine tune on the user interface

6 Comments:

At Sat Jul 29, 11:33:00 AM 2006, Blogger Peon Cheung said...

I am curious about the making of the digital calendar in the prototype. It is so magical to me.

As a viewer, I find the digital calendar is a little bit small. Therefore, I would like to suggest that the interface of the distance and time calculation, on the right text box with its font size can be made a bit smaller so that it can leave more space for a bigger digital calendar with other calculation stuffs on the left box. Anyway, the layout of the interface is thoughtful and user-friendly. It is a good LO.

 
At Tue Aug 01, 10:11:00 AM 2006, Blogger Chris said...

Wow! a very high-tec interactive system, look forward to trying it out...

 
At Sat Aug 05, 05:28:00 PM 2006, Blogger Beryl said...

This learning object involves lots of wonderful high-tech designs. As a mathematics teacher, I think it is useful to show the distance between two stations and the speed of the train so that students can work out the relation among distance, time and speed.

This learning object helped me to recall a question from the topic Probability in Form 3 mathematics using a similar scenario. For example, there will be a train arriving in every 5 minutes and the train door will be open for 1 minute for passengers to go in and out. Students have to work out the probability for a passenger to catch a train immediately when he steps on the plateform. I think your learning object can help me in more than one area.

 
At Mon Aug 07, 01:44:00 PM 2006, Blogger Mr. Chan CB said...

Thanks very much for the commments, guys!

I'll speak with my partner about all this and see how we can make this work.

 
At Thu Aug 17, 04:52:00 PM 2006, Blogger Terence Chow said...

Dear Alan,

From your phototype, I have learnt a lot of information about the western railway of Tuen Mun/Nam Cheong line.

BTW, it shows that there is a lot of internal calculation from your work.

Cheers,
Terence

 
At Fri Aug 18, 12:00:00 AM 2006, Blogger Amy Kan said...

It is really interactive. Great! But, the digital calendar is really a bit small. Maybe in your final product, it will be improved. Look forward to seeing your final representation.

 

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