My first day of the trip! I can’t believe finally
got everything packed and ready to go. Because
I’m on a Segway, I wasn’t able to bring a whole
lot with me: cellphone, iPod, digital camera, and
a protein bar. Just the essentials. As Lao Tzu
would have said, “A journey of a thousand miles
begins with one Segway.”
June 2, 2005
I saw some Burma Shave style signs on the side of
the road today: “Passing cars, When you can’t see,
May get you, A glimpse, Of eternity”. I definitely
won’t be passing any cars!
July 14, 2005
Documenting my trip around the US on my
very own Segway!
August 20, 2005
Well I made it 1200 miles already, and I passed
through some interesting places on the way: Walla Walla,
WA, Magic City, ID, Bountiful, UT, Last Chance, CO,
Why, AZ and Truth or Consequences, NM.
Tony’s journal looks a lot like a Web page; all we need to do to
create the design sketch is to get all his entries on one page and
map out the general organization. It looks like, for each day
that Tony creates an entry, he has a date heading, an optional
picture, and a description of what happened that day. Let’s
look at the sketch...
Tony gave his journal a title,
“Segway’n USA”, so let’s get that
right at the top as a heading.
He also gave his journal a description.
We’ll capture that here as a small
paragraph at the top.
Each day, Tony creates an entry that includes
the date, usually a picture, and a description
of the day’s adventures. So, that’s a heading,
an image, and another paragraph of text.
The rough design sketch
Sometimes he doesn’t include a picture. In this
entry he just has a heading (the date) and a
description of the day’s events.
Unlike Tony’s paper journal, our page length isn’t
limited, so we can fit many entries on one Web page.
His friends and family can just use the scroll bar to
scroll through his entries...
However, notice that we reversed the order of
the journal entries from newest to oldest. That
way the most recent entries appear at the top
where users can see them without scrolling.
The third entry should look just
like the first one: a heading, an
image, and a paragraph.
making a rough sketch