CyberFair Project ID: 4642

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Interviewing Taipei 101
Category: 3. Business and Community Organizations

School: Taipei Municipal Daan Senior Vocation Iudustrial C
    Taipei City, Taiwan, R.O.C

6 students, ages between 16~18 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 17, 2006. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): none

Classes and Teachers: Bowen Yeah

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Xin Yi Planned District is the only large- scale overall development zone in Taipei that was planned in a short period of time, with Taipei 101 building as the focal point. Access routes to the Xin Yi District include pedestrian walks, cycling routes, major roads for vehicles and motorcycles, The MRT Nankan Line, the MRT Xin Yi Line, public car parks, bus lines, and other commuting facilities still under construction. In addition, nearby parks and distant surrounding mountains attract tourists and people. Xin Yi District is now the most suitable area for business and residential purposes.

2. Summary of Our Project

The theme of the website is based on the Taipei 101 Finance Center. 1.The major purpose of this project is to learn the planning, operations and management of organizations and how to cooperation and growth of an enterprise are established and cultivated. All these details will be recorded into the website of the project. 2. The newly constructed Taipei 101 Office Center will attract large companies that will move into the commercial office center and bring in many commercial activities into the Xin Yi District.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:1

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

The network used is ADSL. As we are night school students, we make use of afternoons and time after school to design our web pages. Fortunately each team member is able to surf the Internet at home, we could make use of personal computers at home to collect data and discuss important web page information with each other in the comfort of our bedrooms. We also email the administration Taipei 101 to inquire about some important issues in the course of designing our web pages. We also visited the public relations officer of Taipei 101 for consultation. The communication and exchange of information over the Internet is now extremely convenient for modern people!

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

1.How to sort the articles. We negotiated during discussions to resolve issues. In other words, we collected the proposals from each member and re-arranged, sorted out and placed the suitable articles into their proper places.

2.The naming of the items in the menu was also finalized by making use of familiar idioms, and homonyms to enhance interest and creativity.

3.Computers tend to frequently. This is probably due to the fact that information inside a Mac Computer is too messy and could result in unpredictable failures that result in recording difficulty. We spent too much time repeating the recordings.

4.The procedure of obtaining information from Taipei 101 was very tedious. It was very hard to get in touch with people from the public relationship department. However, we finally managed to secure the data we needed.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

To giving a complete image of taipei 101 to the people never have the chance to come to taiwan world wide.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

The study in the Research Project of the Internet Expo Activities was helpful in learning the communication of interpersonal relationship and the efficiency in handling works. We also come to learn that people within the organization should tolerate each other and become understanding. There might be many ways in cooperating mutually people eventually still should make use of experience to strength themselves. In terms of management, each individual is a very important role of the company and every one should trust each other and not suspicious of each other. In this way, the company could improve day by day.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

1. Digital Camera for the collection of information, taking photo and video filming. Each person has one camera for himself. They also borrowed a higher level digital camera from their families for better result in taking photo. 2. PC for browsing Internet, typing, editing and drawing pictures, design of web pages, and entertainment. Each person has his PC at home. We also make use of the PC in the school and our teacher’s computer. Mobile Phone for contacting, sending minutes of meeting, recording, taking photo. Each person has his own mobile phone. Scanner to scan the scripting graphics onto the PC. Our teacher provide us with the scanner. Adobe Photoshop CS2- this is the image processing software tool. It can be used for modification or design of many kinds of bit matrices. Provided by the teacher. Adobe ImageReady CS2 - The ImageReady CS2 is used together with Photoshop CS2 and play important role in loading web page functions. As matter of fact, the Photoshop CS2 is for the editing of design and ImageReady CS2 is responsible for dissecting. The software can be used to optimize the design object of web pages. Adobe Illustrator CS2 owns strong two-dimensional graphical capability. We could make use of it for drawing graphics and editing in order to complete beautiful web page scripting. Provided by our teacher. Flash 8 is a strong software for animation design purpose. When used together with ActionScript, many kinds of complicated animation can be designed. As the drawing capability of Flash is not as good, the Illustrator is used together with the vector animation of Flash to design perfect animation. Provided by our Teacher. Dreamweaver 8 – This software is for the design of web page. This software is close to FrontPage and can be used together with Flash. In this way, it is possible to design more systematic web pages. Provided by our Teacher.

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

To play the role of “Ambassador” for introducing 101, we make use of plain text and our own voices as well as pictures to bring the people visiting here the sense of living in the environment.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

The influence of the research project this time is quite different from the previous project of the Xin Yin District. The area was originally a vast empty land, but now has become a place a lot of people want to visit. Originally people will only go to east district, Shimenting area for sightseeing or eating. Now one more place is added (Xin Yin district), and the consuming behavior has also escalated. The impact is that the land price and lease of residential and business area has increased significantly.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

To let people viewing this web page to feel our theme of Taipei 101, we have selected the method of physically experiencing method to personally feel the sense brought by the theme 101. Therefore, we all went to Taipei 101 to record the experience one by one. Same as the interview with the people internal to 101, we use notebook and recording to record our conversation and discussion before compilation. We will also get in touch with the people in the office of Taipei 101 at any time.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

The design of this web site let us found out an important point that a huge organization is formed by slowly accumulating bit by bit. We used to think the method of operation is too simple and hence we have learned our lessons. The time of designing web page must be carefully controlled so that we could complete the project easily. But as we did not control well of the time, we were caught by uncalled for surprises.


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