How to use the Media Hub
Combine Video, Gifs, and Images and text, all in one post!
MAKE A POST
To start a new post, simply click on the box that reads "Create a New Post". Enter in your title.
Notice the three icons below the title.
The first icon is the Media Hub, where you can upload images, videos, and GIFs to add to slides in your posts. .
The second icon is the Text Editor. You can use this tool to add text in your slideshow.
The third icon is the Line Tool, which can be helpful for diagramming.
The Media Hub has four ways to upload media. The Media tab will show all of your content. You can upload images from the desktop by clicking to the right where it says "Upload".
The Camera tab will let you include images from the photo booth.
The Embed tab will let you place a video or image directly into the slide.
The Fetch tab is useful when dropping in images using the url.
ADD VIDEO TO SLIDE
Posts can now include video and image files in the same presentation.
From the Media Hub, simply click the “Upload Media” button to load a .mp4 or movie file. Once it is successfully uploaded, you can play it directly from your slide.
After selecting an image (pink border will show around the image), you can place the selected item(s) to a single slide or multiple slides.
Once it is on the slide, you can freely scale the image by selecting any corner.
Right click on the image to reveal other options.
Click on the bottom of the slide to include a caption in the "Add Caption" box.
UPLOAD MEDIA: FETCH
The Fetch tab is useful for uploading image files directly from your source. It reduces the need for downloading images into your desktop.
As you are browsing the web, simply right click on the image to 'Save Image URL'.
Also, notice the Image Size menu that appears when you select the image. You can crop and resize the image to be at a certain pixel size.
Make sure to cite your sources in the caption.
You can select several images to be placed into a single slide, allowing you to display relevant precedents collectively.
When you have more than three images selected on the slide, a new alignment menu will appear at the top. This will sort the images to align along the same edge.
Clicking on the corner of the image will allow you to scale the image. The background grid is useful for referencing and spacing.
You can group select images on the slide so that they can move together without changing the spacing or alignment.
Clicking on the Text Editor icon will drop a default text box onto your slide.
Double click the box to edit text.
Select the text to open up a text editor menu. Using these options you can easily resize, format, style and align based on your needs.
CREATE SLIDE FROM TEMPLATE
Once you’ve started a post and added your first slide, you will see an option to create slides from different templates.
Locate the thumbnail icon at the bottom left of the slideshow window. When you click on Add Slide From Template, you should see different options to choose from. Type into the text box to replace with your own. Drop in images into the gray boxes by simply clicking on Upload Image.
The Stand Assist:
An assistive device to bring more independence to the elderly by helping them stand up from a sitting position with more ease and comfort.
Modern society does not do enough to assist the elderly and care for their mental health, as much of the elderly population struggles with feelings of helplessness. The Stand Assist is designed to combat these issues and enable the elderly to feel empowered and independent. The Stand Assist was designed for a client named Prisilla, who was severely weakened by a seven month long coma. Due to her weakened muscles, she has extreme difficulty getting up from a chair. It can take her ten tries to fully stand up, as she attempts to build momentum and throw her body forward, catching herself on her walker. The device uses her momentum and then actuates to assist her to rise into the standing position. The design of the device is minimalist and elegant to appeal to a very proper Prisilla, who was reluctant at first to use an assistive device.
Although it was designed with Prisilla in mind, the Stand Assist is an assistive device that can empower many elderly people who struggle getting up. The improved design fits as two knee braces connected across the legs at the knee joint. The motors on the outside of each brace are started by a single switch, which straightens the braces until they are fully extended, pushing the user from a sitting position to a standing position.
Watch Your Back: A skirt and shoulder piece covered in eyes that explores the disconcertingly invasive aspect of social media. The model is aware of but cannot see the eyes they carry with them, much like the way users expose themselves to anonymous spectators when they use sites like Facebook and Instagram.
Watch Your Back is meant to highlight one of the negative sides of social media, namely unwanted attention from online followers. In today's society, people are expected to have an online presence, and may feel pressure even from a young age to make posts about their lives while thinking little about who might be able to see them. The inspiration for this project primarily came from a street mural titled “Follow for Follow” by the artist “I <3”. It features a woman smiling at her phone with an indicator above her head showing that she has two new followers. Two hooded people with unseen faces stand behind her, representing the new followers. Watch Your Back is intended to replicate the message of the chilling mural with a wearable art design. The shoulder piece holds an array of eyes that surrounds and stares at the back of the models head, representing how you don't see all the people who see your posts online. The skirt is a patchwork of eyes that hangs from a nylon belt and held away from a models legs with wooden frames, representing the mental weight of being stalked and how it follows a user wherever they go. Each eye is made with wooden frames glued to colored fabric and paper as pupils, as well as a reflective plastic material called rolex as the eye whites. The hope is that the creepy image of eyes covering and clinging to someone will prompt people to be more thoughtful when posting on social media.
As people decide to ignore the pressing issue of climate change, especially our air quality, it continues to get worse. By 2065, the sea level will rise such that people will have to wade through the Seaport District. It is not a far reach to think most of the water will become homogenized making it dangerous. The air will be so polluted that masks will not be enough. This is where the idea for an esophageal and tracheal implant was born. It is an implant that goes below the opening to the trachea in your esophagus and is attached to the opening of the trachea. The esophageal implant consists of a home-made filter - very fine charcoal and sand with a piece of cloth at the end - to clean water before it reaches the digestive tract. The tracheal implant connects just below the epiglottis (the thing that closes your airway when you eat and drink so that you do not breath in food or water) but stops before the vocal folds. It is a tube that travels up the rest of your throat, splits to go your nasal cavity and your mouth, then pierces through the cheek to connect to a filter on the side of the face.
As climate change increases and air quality on earth deteriorates, by 2035, humans will face great difficulty drinking clean water. In order for humans to have the ability to drink clean water, we have invented an implant that is placed below the opening to the trachea, in the esophagus. This tool connects to the opening of the trachea (the airway). The implant utilizes a filter for taking out pollutants from the water and a piece of cloth and comfort. This filter enables the user’s intake of water to be stripped of pollutants and become clean water. By the time the water reaches the digestive system, it will not have any pollutants mixed in. The tracheal implant connects past the epiglottis and the tube goes past the throat and into the nasal cavity. The tool then goes to the cheek and connects to a filter, resting on the side of the cheek.