Final Project Out Now!!!!

What is it About?

I made a general site about me and made the sub category about my traveling to fulfill the needs of my Dgst class. It includes a second episode to my Ty travel vlog as well as the first one. I put a little more emphasis on the intro music and even added some background music because I did not like the staleness of the first episode. I also used a different mic and recording software.

How does this relate to everything we’ve done in class?

Well here’s a break down:

  • Week 1 we learned how to make a blog post- I posted in my blog
  • Week 2 we learned about accessibility- I added alternative text to all of my pictures, provided a transcript of the podcast, and provided a link to a website to find activities to do in Amsterdam
  • Week 4 we created our own blogging platform – I completely designed my website form scratched and added well neat detail to my site
  • Week 5 – we learned about royalty free images – I decorated my site with free canvas images/ minus the umw logo… but that’s to tell you what school I go to.
  • Week 6- we learned how to use VCTr and canvas to create logos and site icons – I Added a custom logo to my site.
  • Week 7 – we learned how to make podcast – My whole project is a podcast with editing… utilizing the definition of a podcast we learned in class.

So In all, my podcast utilizes at least six weeks of skills obtained from this class.

The licensing I gave to my podcast is license that limits adaptations of the work with out giving me the original credit but can be used/ copy/ shared for private purposes. The NC means that you can’t use it commercially. (CC BY.NC 4.0)

Ty travels episode two coming soon….

For my class final project we had quite a few options to finish our domains. One of the options was continuing one of the series we started on the DGST domain. I decided to add on another episode of Ty travels. I loved telling you about five things you should do in Berlin. I want to tel you about the 5 things to do in Amsterdam, even tho I was it was not my favorite place to visit.

Be on the lookout because the episode will be out very soon and be accessible to everyone!

Using Data to Make a Chart!

This week we learned how to make a charts out of data in excel. We were told to pick any of the UMW grade distributions and then create a chart. After we’re supposed to curate a question that the chart can be used to answer. Don’t mind the top image heading saying “fall 2020”, it’s the right link( school must’ve made a mistake). The way all the downloads look, it seems like the chart titles are labeled one year behind what the data is supposed to be. I chose to make a chart about all the A+ of this certain semester.

Picture of the data that I chose from the umw grades distribution site. I chose the fall of 2020 undergrad grades.
Graph including allof the A's + per course in the spring of 2021.

So what question could you answer with this chart?

The question that I created with this graph is “which course has the highest amount of A over 93%?”. This might not be “which is the easiest class?” because even tho math is really low, it might have a small of amount of people taking the class, so the amount of A+’s is limited.. etc…

How did you achieve this graph?

I copy and pasted the Course letters and then the total number of A’s. But I did about an A-‘s (so basically the graph would only show people who got over a 93%).Then I pasted below the Pre-made chart.Highlighted the new data column that I pasted ,then I clicked insert,I then hovered over chart and chose the 2d column/ clustered column. Don’t use total because I made that mistake and it created an outlier that was a lot bigger than the others. You then have your now graphed data.

For more information and practice making your own graph visit the UMW grade distribution website…..

Making Things With Ty

Hey Guys! I made a video to share with you guys, how I make my morning coffee! Before I go into details. The video was supposed to be a minute long, I was under the impression that our personal video could be longer. When I went to reread the the rubric to curate this post, it clearly said 60 seconds. I apologize for it being 2 minutes and I tried to skim it down, but then some of the steps would be cut out. I also felt like if it was shorter, it would give off “very last minutes clutter” type of vibes.

What is this Masterpiece?

In this video, I made a detailed video describing how to make a morning coffee. This is something that I can not leave the house without drinking. The subjects I used in the video was all the ingredients for the coffee, my coffee machine and my roomate.

How did you create this?

I used my iPad to make a quick run down of how I normally make my coffee. I then shot each shot individually and then used Imovie to stitch them together, add music over top, and apply a voice over. I then uploaded to YouTube for a closed caption and full transcript.

Transcript of Video

Welcome to making things with Ty. This week we’re going to make my favorite

thing,morning coffee. For step number one you’re going to want to get your coffee filter and

make sure it’s placed into the coffee pot properly. For step number two you’re

going to grab your measuring tool and measure out three scoops of your

favorite brand of coffee. I like the Trader Joe’s espresso blend. For step number three you’re going to close your machine and prepare to start. Oh we need a Mug. Perfect now you’re going to start with step number three by making sure the settings are correct and then pressing start.

While that’s Brewing we can go ahead and start on our cold foam. Grab your vanilla sweet cream and pour it into a glass then use the frother on the side of the coffee machine to make a

nice foamy consistency. Grab your finished coffee from the coffee pot and slowly pour the vanilla cold foam over top of the coffee. Oh, that’s a little too fast but it’ll be okay. And there you have it,a perfect cup of coffee. Let’s see how my roommate likes it. He loves it. Woo!!!!

Ty Went to Berlin!

I went to Berlin the past week and instead of boring you with a traditional blog post. I made a one minute podcast episode about 5 things to do in Berlin. This includes the a Digital art museum, the Berlin TV tower, parties, the Berlin Wall , and Berlin’s favorite fast food. Due to this having to be one minute, I did has to talk a little bit faster than usual, but after listening to it over and over I still redeem it comprehendible.

How did you create such a masterpiece?!!

I free typed out on a word document about the places I found really cool in Berlin. I wrote down a very short intro, and then wrote one to two sentences about the 5 places I wanted to talk about. I then went to the recording booth at my school and recorded on logic pro. I then took the clip, exported into sound trap and clipped out the silent parts of my audio. I then added free intro and outdo music called “Soothe Triumph r&b” from song starter. I put short clips of the song at the beginning and end and faded them in with my intro and ending. I also had to turn the volume down on the music and turn the volume up on my clip. After about 15 minutes of edit, I generated this masterpiece!

The Podcast

Transcript of the Podcast

Welcome to Thai Travels. This week we talked about 5 things to do in Berlin, a city

home to a large techno scene in a place rich in history. One there’s a digital Art Museum called Black Hole that has breathtaking exhibits. 2GO and check out the remains of the Berlin Wall and you can buy pieces of it at a gift shop. 3 Go and take pictures in front of the Berlin TV Tower. This is the control station of several radio and

TV stations throughout Germany. 4. Go to a club that is suitable for you. Although

Berlin is known for their techno and sex positive scenes, there are so many other kinds

of parties. Bergheim is the world’s largest techno club and one of the hardest to get into, so dress accordingly 5 Don’t leave Berlin without trying a donor The Turkish treat that hits the spot just right. It’s a kebab that is traditionally made with lamour veil, but has adapted to be made in ways like chicken or even vegan. I hope you enjoy your trip and remember to explore. That’s all we have this week on Thai Travels.

I used get your guide to find these cool place. I booked my tickets and then confirmed that the site was legit. To see information and even more spots to check out visit the Get your Guide Website.


What’s the difference?

I am a digital studies major and no matter what I am always using my computer. Even Im using my iPad to graphically design things, I am clicking on things. So I feel like the clicker icon represents me. I incorporated the clicker into both the site icon and in the header.

What did you do to the icon?

When designing my icon (figure 1), I wanted something simple and minimalistic to match my website theme but I also wanted to add a touch of personalization. The software that I used was Vectr. I took a black clicker shape and made it a little bit more transparent to where it almost appears gray. I then added my the website name to the up corner. I love the color blue and wanted almost a tech blue incorporated. I made the the name blue and added the gradient for added coolness.

What did you do to the header image?

I went to the main setting on the site and found out what dimensions the header needed to be. I then went to the website Canva and started a blank canvas of that size with a gray gradient background. I then typed out my websites name, just to be a starting point. I made it into a cool font to draw the eye straight to it. I made it a cool blue color to match the icon and then incorporated the clicker pattern. I positioned the clicker to make it look like it was clicking on the “T” of the name. I then also added a sub heading to describe the current subdomain, and then to future ones I want to add to the website.

I Hope you all enjoy this new update!

mouse clicker icon with " T Y W H TN " inside
The new site icon. Clicker with the site name inside.
The new site header. Gradient background with a clicker to incorporate the sites icon. I also added below the title, highlights of what I will be using the website for.

New Update with Photos added to the Blog

I decided to add new photos to the heading/ opening slideshow of my blog. I chose these two because one show a person working a laptop, which is an activity that I do a lot in this class. The second photo is a desk with a laptop and tools to work and I feel like that was very aesthetic.

Image Number 1

Image number 2

Wood desk with. pen pad, mug of coffee and laptop and phone.
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Welcome All!

My name is Ty Wheaton and what you have here is a blog created by me to display some of my Digital studies Accomplishments. Throughout the year, I am going to post assignments, thoughts about the class, and articles that I think tie in very well with this course. All of my post are open and I highly encourage others commenting their feedback. Thank you so much for visiting my site!

Why the name Tywhtn?

I chose Tywhtn because it’s my username on all platforms. So whenever someone finds one of my public social media, they are able to find the others more easily. I originally got Tywhtn from using my nickname and then Diemvoweling my last name.

For more understanding on disemvowelling visit the word’s Wikipedia Page.

student studying out of a text book with laptop in front of him.