April 2018 archive

#2 Main Inquiry and Sub Questions

Hello everyone,

One of the main things we have to do in our Capstone projects is research. Our research focuses on one certain thing, a question. Everyone comes up with a question that they would like to research about. My teacher gave us a rubric and it helped us come up with a good question. After we got the base of our question we edited it and made it better. Once we finished that we had to come up with five sub questions based off of the question. I first I had no clue what to do for my question and I got really stressed. Then I came up with a base to my question and I kept revising it and adding on to it to make it better. My final question is, How have the seven elements of interior design made it easier and/or harder for interior designers to do there work and how can it be improved and made easier?

After I was happy with my question I started working on my sub questions. I found that it was really hard to come up with sub questions based off of my question. Some of my friends had questions that were easier to make sub questions out of. After I thought about it for a while I finally came up with all sub questions! I was so relived!

After a little while of researching I found that there weren’t many websites to research about my questions. I met with my teacher and we discussed.  I decided to change my main inquiry question too, How have apps, online design sharing sites, and HGTV affected interior design? I also changed all of my sub questions.I’m so happy I finished coming up with my sub questions and I’m excited to research my topic!


Where I’m From Poem

Hello everyone,

For the past 2-3 weeks I have been working on a where I’m from poem. A where I’m from poem isn’t just about the country, town, continent, or city you are from it’s about the things you like, what you used to play with or still play with, places you’ve been, things that are important to you, etc. I used a guide to help me write mine and to get some ideas, but in the end I added some lines and moved things around. The guide was helpful at the start because if I didn’t have it I wouldn’t be able to think of anything to write. I had fun writing my “where I’m from” and I recommend it to people of any age.

This is a video of my where I’m from poem:

#1 Choosing A Capstone Topic

Hello everyone,

My class just started a project called Capstone. A  Capstone project is where, first you choose a topic and then do a bunch of research, interview someone, and do a site visit. Today I’m going to focus on choosing a topic. My teacher wanted us to keep an open mind about what to do so we don’t just pick something that we think will be easy but we pick something that interests us. To help us choose a good topic she gave us a packet with questions on it like, “what do you collect” and “if you could invent something what would it be?”. I think this packet was helpful because if you can’t think of a topic you can look back at some of your answers and it will help you come up with one.

After thinking about it for a while I think that I’m going to choose interior designing. I want to do interior designing because ever since I was about eight I’ve wanted to be an interior designer. I think that interior designing interests me so much because I like turning an ugly, cluttered space into a beautiful, organized one.

I met with my teacher a couple of times to discuss my topic. We talked about doing something more specific then just interior design. We found this website that had the seven elements of interior design, I wanted to learn more about that specific part of interior design.