sometimes, simple isn’t best
The morning of our class manual critique, the binding on my book started to fall apart and I had to reprint and rebind using a less than ideal, but efficient method. This was a good reminder that no matter how organized and on schedule I can be with my process, there will always be last minute things that you simply cannot plan for.
As for the manual itself, I am happy with the finished product but I think I could’ve pushed myself further in how I presented the work. Our crit was a “science fair” style classroom where guests walked around to look at different manuals. Since my book was a simple, black journal, it did not stand out against some of the more interactive manuals. I could’ve improved the overall viewing experience by creating an artifact outside of the book that engaged the audience (such as a big poster of the list of activities or “activity” cards.)