Dissertation. I am so glad I am doing it on something I am passionate about and enjoy as otherwise it would be a nightmare.
Our first planning lecture was today and I got a few more pointers. From now I need to be making a million notes. Every idea, I need to note down (good job I have the iDevices all iOS5’d up…) then review it later.
The main questions I need to keep asking myself are:
what I really want to do is...
what I really want to say is...
I want to find out whether…
I need to keep the dissertation topic relevant to current goings on in the tech world, and I need to K.I.S.S. - Keep It Simple Stupid. Its best to highlight an important issue and let it excite me so my passion for the topic is relayed in the narrative. And most importantly it must be interesting to people in the field. No one wants to read tosh.
Other things to do include; Going to conferences/exhibitions, notes, writing summaries of books I read, notes, critique of other and own work, notes, write in 3rd person (apart from the intro) and manage time wisely with myself and my supervisor.
My Research Questions:
The main question that interests me is:
- How can I get AR used by everyone to aid their everyday life.
What I really want to do is:
- Make AR more accessible and aiding to everyday life.
I really want to say:
- Augmented Reality could simplify so much and there is a need for it - it can be done. People are missing out.
I want to find out whether:
- Certain implementations of AR work better/are more appealing.
But still from this I need to narrow down my idea, and get more specific with my dissertation topic.
Eg: just focusing on smartphone implementation of Augmented Reality.
Now for next monday I need to email Hugo my proposal that must outline the nature of my investigation, what key texts I have read, and where the idea came from.