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WISH US LUCK!!

This is the last week of module 1 which we actually started working on our video. Unfortunately, one of our group mates quitted the program and we end up with four people in our group. This actually brought a big challenge to our group to get over with the work and dividing the tasks between four of us instead of five! This week we started making the video and we are still busy and focused on recording and drawing our final video. We also decided on making a new storyboard which would convey our final idea much better to the viewer as our previous storyboard was a bit vague and not clearly showed the message. Our final script which we wrote last week is a big help for us in recording session of the video. These, storyboard and script, actually help us a lot to organize our ideas and put them into a final video indeed. We distributed the tasks for video editing to Daniel and Li jing, Liu does the drawing as he is very talented in drawing, and I am in charge of writing the introduction and the conclusion of our video. I am also going to be the spokesperson and going to voice over the video! I am actually going to tackle this big challenge of speaking as fast as possible while introducing the cure of our idea to our NGO.

our new storyboard!
our new storyboard!

In my opinion, our team work this week was the best. All group members knew their tasks and were busy working on their tasks during project community class. The most important thing is our collaboration while everybody does a different task. We all very appreciate to help each other and make sure none is struggling with his or her tasks. As we were three groups with 3 different ideas for our NGO, we tried to make one storyline out of our 3 ideas and make a report of them to provide to our NGO as well. We are on our way to finishing the video and that means the end of project community. It was a great experience of working in groups, it had ups and downs in teamwork, I think it could have been done a lot better if we have gotten together earlier in previous weeks as well. Also most important group work, decision making, listening to others, tolerating each other, coming up with different ideas and putting it up together and meeting up made this project community a big challenge for me and my groupmates.

In short, wish us LUCK!

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WISH US LUCK!!

This is the last week of module 1 which we actually started working on our video. Unfortunately, one of our group mates quitted the program and we end up with four people in our group. This actually brought a big challenge to our group to get over with the work and dividing the tasks between four of us instead of five! This week we started making the video and we are still busy and focused on recording and drawing our final video. We also decided on making a new storyboard which would convey our final idea much better to the viewer as our previous storyboard was a bit vague and not clearly showed the message. Our final script which we wrote last week is a big help for us in recording session of the video. These, storyboard and script, actually help us a lot to organize our ideas and put them into a final video indeed. We distributed the tasks for video editing to Daniel and Li jing, Liu does the drawing as he is very talented in drawing, and I am in charge of writing the introduction and the conclusion of our video. I am also going to be the spokesperson and going to voice over the video! I am actually going to tackle this big challenge of speaking as fast as possible while introducing the cure of our idea to our NGO.

our new storyboard!
our new storyboard!

In my opinion, our team work this week was the best. All group members knew their tasks and were busy working on their tasks during project community class. The most important thing is our collaboration while everybody does a different task. We all very appreciate to help each other and make sure none is struggling with his or her tasks. As we were three groups with 3 different ideas for our NGO, we tried to make one storyline out of our 3 ideas and make a report of them to provide to our NGO as well. We are on our way to finishing the video and that means the end of project community. It was a great experience of working in groups, it had ups and downs in teamwork, I think it could have been done a lot better if we have gotten together earlier in previous weeks as well. Also most important group work, decision making, listening to others, tolerating each other, coming up with different ideas and putting it up together and meeting up made this project community a big challenge for me and my groupmates.

In short, wish us LUCK!

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Personal Blog Reflection

During the past weeks we have been working with Robotica Educativa to try to help them get all the products they want to those who doesn’t have much money. We have studied different ways in which people could use for the advantage of their business, but what the process with project community has really teach me is how to work in groups.

Initially we worked in a team of 5, unfortunately my communication with my team members in the beginning was not enough, I think this lead us to a misunderstanding point where they thought I didn’t care about the project (maybe not!) while I thought I was being excluded, which is why I worked on my own. I take the experience to learn that groups do not necessary have to be the best friends to carry on a well-done work, sometimes it just requires time to understand how each other work.

When I started working with the group more closely I realized that some members of group have incredible individual strengths such as drawing which could help us a lot for the final video. It made me realized that for the next time I work on groups I should give it all the time necessarily to understand each other and to make sure there are no more misunderstanding between us.

Daniel Serrano Martin

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Personal Blog Reflection

During the past weeks we have been working with Robotica Educativa to try to help them get all the products they want to those who doesn’t have much money. We have studied different ways in which people could use for the advantage of their business, but what the process with project community has really teach me is how to work in groups.

Initially we worked in a team of 5, unfortunately my communication with my team members in the beginning was not enough, I think this lead us to a misunderstanding point where they thought I didn’t care about the project (maybe not!) while I thought I was being excluded, which is why I worked on my own. I take the experience to learn that groups do not necessary have to be the best friends to carry on a well-done work, sometimes it just requires time to understand how each other work.

When I started working with the group more closely I realized that some members of group have incredible individual strengths such as drawing which could help us a lot for the final video. It made me realized that for the next time I work on groups I should give it all the time necessarily to understand each other and to make sure there are no more misunderstanding between us.

Daniel Serrano Martin

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Final Touches!!

Hello everyone!

Week 7 has already passed and in my group we had our final touches to our final constructive idea for our NGO ‘Robotica Educativa’. As a solution our group came up with the idea of creating an online platform, more specifically, creating an APP for Robotica Educativa. Our group theme was crowdfunding, kickstarter for instance is a way of crowdfunding, however our idea of creating an app is to create a Game Application in form of robots games which requires donations from people all around the globe in order to be able to play the game. This donation helps robotica to use the money and create robot.

Here is the script about our constructive idea, making an APP:

The main idea of our group is to collaborate with,Tecnologico De Monterrey or Guadalajara University in Mexico, in order to develop a robot game for Robotica Educativa on the App Store. We did an analysis of games which we considered were the most similar ones to what we want to make. Iron Man, which is a very successful game developed by Gameloft company. Because of the real visual effect and excellent game experience, it attracts millions subscribers each year. More than that, the users of this game are required to donate money for their robots, if they want to play further or update the kits. In this way, Gameloft company, makes a huge profit. After all this research we discovered that there is a great potential to get financial benefits out of a game made by Robotica Educativa.

Our design idea draw from this previous experience. We would like to focus on addressing crowd-funding through this game platform. This game is designed in five parts, including, Community Introduction, Robots Design, Personal Account, Game Center, and Exhibition.

The first part, community introduction, is used for giving a brief background introduction of Robotic Educativa. Through widely publicity, the users will have a better understanding about what the arduous challenge Robotica Educativa facing.

When it comes to the Robots Design, It provides several robot roles for the players of all over the world, and it is also an innovation platform we provide for the Mexican kids, they could design any kinds of robot they want in the game as well.

Game Center: The donation is the most important part in the Game Center. The players should pay money for the robot they like, even the small mechanical parts of the robot. They could choose the amount of money they want to donate freely. Once the donation is done the user has the absolute freedom to play games and update their kits. Also the users will see how his/her robots improve while playing. In the meanwhile, each robot has a value evaluation, when enough money has been collected, this amount of money is going to be used for the materials to make the real robot for kids.

Personal Account: Each player needs to create a personal account in order to play. Here the user will be able to see his/her donations. In addition, there will be also space for all the records they would have in the game system.

Exhibition Page: This page is used for exhibiting all of the real robot they make.

It also provides a platform for Robotica Educativa to interact with all of those who are willing to know and help them. They will be able to upload videos and comment on their activities in Mexico, show everyone the facilities they have to produce all their products…

Robotica Educativa will probably need technical support in order to create the real app. therefore we are going to contact Tecnologico De Monterrey or Guadalajara University and ask for their help. A good game will have more fame though, more advantages for Robotica Educativa.

Our visualized team goal!
Our visualized team goal!

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Final Touches!!

Hello everyone!

Week 7 has already passed and in my group we had our final touches to our final constructive idea for our NGO ‘Robotica Educativa’. As a solution our group came up with the idea of creating an online platform, more specifically, creating an APP for Robotica Educativa. Our group theme was crowdfunding, kickstarter for instance is a way of crowdfunding, however our idea of creating an app is to create a Game Application in form of robots games which requires donations from people all around the globe in order to be able to play the game. This donation helps robotica to use the money and create robot.

Here is the script about our constructive idea, making an APP:

The main idea of our group is to collaborate with,Tecnologico De Monterrey or Guadalajara University in Mexico, in order to develop a robot game for Robotica Educativa on the App Store. We did an analysis of games which we considered were the most similar ones to what we want to make. Iron Man, which is a very successful game developed by Gameloft company. Because of the real visual effect and excellent game experience, it attracts millions subscribers each year. More than that, the users of this game are required to donate money for their robots, if they want to play further or update the kits. In this way, Gameloft company, makes a huge profit. After all this research we discovered that there is a great potential to get financial benefits out of a game made by Robotica Educativa.

Our design idea draw from this previous experience. We would like to focus on addressing crowd-funding through this game platform. This game is designed in five parts, including, Community Introduction, Robots Design, Personal Account, Game Center, and Exhibition.

The first part, community introduction, is used for giving a brief background introduction of Robotic Educativa. Through widely publicity, the users will have a better understanding about what the arduous challenge Robotica Educativa facing.

When it comes to the Robots Design, It provides several robot roles for the players of all over the world, and it is also an innovation platform we provide for the Mexican kids, they could design any kinds of robot they want in the game as well.

Game Center: The donation is the most important part in the Game Center. The players should pay money for the robot they like, even the small mechanical parts of the robot. They could choose the amount of money they want to donate freely. Once the donation is done the user has the absolute freedom to play games and update their kits. Also the users will see how his/her robots improve while playing. In the meanwhile, each robot has a value evaluation, when enough money has been collected, this amount of money is going to be used for the materials to make the real robot for kids.

Personal Account: Each player needs to create a personal account in order to play. Here the user will be able to see his/her donations. In addition, there will be also space for all the records they would have in the game system.

Exhibition Page: This page is used for exhibiting all of the real robot they make.

It also provides a platform for Robotica Educativa to interact with all of those who are willing to know and help them. They will be able to upload videos and comment on their activities in Mexico, show everyone the facilities they have to produce all their products…

Robotica Educativa will probably need technical support in order to create the real app. therefore we are going to contact Tecnologico De Monterrey or Guadalajara University and ask for their help. A good game will have more fame though, more advantages for Robotica Educativa.

Our visualized team goal!
Our visualized team goal!

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WEEK 6 Analysis Cases of Our Idea LIU

This week we analyzed three games which have similar purpose with our original idea. We expect to provide a stable source of funding for our NGO, Robotica Educativa, by developing an App.

Actually, this App is merely a network robot game, but support realistic design. Subscribers could learn mechanical parts combination and technical knowledge by following the introduction and design robots freely. Better equipments would be offered in order to attract users to top up money for theirs account. What we need is making real robots use this amount of money and providing them to Robotica Educativa.

There are two successful games, one is a poker game called, Poker Star, which is using by millions people every day. While playing, players need pay money for props, which are really cheaper and powerful. That is why, the props could stimulate consumption. More than that, the charity policy improves the rand of this game, because of this, it attracts widespread citizen support also.HIG3913ff_tv_poker_star_logo

The second game is Iron Man. The plot of this game imitates the movie with the same title. Robots in the game could obtain experience and coins by fighting with enemies. Players are required certain amount of money in their account in order to update and renew facilities for their robots. The real fighting sequences and special effects attract millions of consumers              .490x290_1

However, there are still unsuccessful cases, for instance, Family Farm. It is one of a Facebook games and sells props as well. Game developers mention that part of the capital goes to charity. However, because of babyish plot and fund missing, this game does not have a great deal of influence.Family-Farm

These cases bring inspirations for our idea. We hope we can really do the help for our NGO by borrowing the experience from them.

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WEEK 6 Analysis Cases of Our Idea LIU

This week we analyzed three games which have similar purpose with our original idea. We expect to provide a stable source of funding for our NGO, Robotica Educativa, by developing an App.

Actually, this App is merely a network robot game, but support realistic design. Subscribers could learn mechanical parts combination and technical knowledge by following the introduction and design robots freely. Better equipments would be offered in order to attract users to top up money for theirs account. What we need is making real robots use this amount of money and providing them to Robotica Educativa.

There are two successful games, one is a poker game called, Poker Star, which is using by millions people every day. While playing, players need pay money for props, which are really cheaper and powerful. That is why, the props could stimulate consumption. More than that, the charity policy improves the rand of this game, because of this, it attracts widespread citizen support also.HIG3913ff_tv_poker_star_logo

The second game is Iron Man. The plot of this game imitates the movie with the same title. Robots in the game could obtain experience and coins by fighting with enemies. Players are required certain amount of money in their account in order to update and renew facilities for their robots. The real fighting sequences and special effects attract millions of consumers              .490x290_1

However, there are still unsuccessful cases, for instance, Family Farm. It is one of a Facebook games and sells props as well. Game developers mention that part of the capital goes to charity. However, because of babyish plot and fund missing, this game does not have a great deal of influence.Family-Farm

These cases bring inspirations for our idea. We hope we can really do the help for our NGO by borrowing the experience from them.

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Week 6 – Finalizing our work!!

Hello everyone!

Up to now, our group is actually working good every week we make progress sometimes little and sometimes big, we had some problems in team work with our 5 group members at the beginning of project community, but as we started planning to meet up as friends in our free time to get to know each other better we managed to collaboratively move forward. Every week everyone is following his or her task properly, in my opinion there are two key things that is helping us to move forward as a group:

  1. We are a group of five creative thinkers
  2. Each of us has different cultural backgrounds so this always allows each one of us to present ideas in different ways and maybe relate to our experiences in the past. This is an advantage because each one of us has unique points of view, knowledge and opinions to contribute to our team.

*As I mentioned we had some small problems at the beginning so this left us a little bit behind. However, speeding up and having a better group communication resulted in better teamwork and interaction between each of us. As a group, we came up with a good understanding of our NGO’s main issue, we came up with clear directions and agreements so everyone had a good understanding of the project.

Online Communities/Networks in innovative design

According to what I have researched so far, there are many platforms and the online community is increasing rapidly. An online community can be based on a specific topic or reason or just something completely vague, the video game online community can be an example of this. As an innovator designer, what I have learnt about online communities/networks is that when you are promoting your company it is costless and also you would be able to get exposure to different communities around the world and therefore create more networks. Regarding our NGO, joining online communities and building up networks is very important for the NGO to make its voice reach people all around the globe. Also talking about crowdfunding and crowdsourcing in this case, they need a source of income for better affordable kits and generate awareness about Robotica Educativa.

Principles for designing online communities/networks:

According to our group findings and our experience so far in this course and this project, it is all about how to approach the client and the essential principles as we think are:

  1. It is all about the client’s needs
  2. Set up target group, what kind of target do you want? Would it be useful?
  3. Dare to ask people for feedback and learn from each other
  4. Value proposition/formulate the value proposition of your client. How to work for our client?what can we learn from the user feedback and customer support? What is it that our client wants or what can they handle?
  5. It is all about researching

What we want to learn more?

Not knowing much about marketing. It is hard to believe that we actually know things related to this now and also feel kind of interested towards it. In the case of Robotica Educativa, how are we going to make the Robotica Educativa known around the world and raise awareness in order to help them? As a group, we have put all the knowledge we have got from the researches into a constructive advice. We are trying to go more into depth and finalizing our constructive advice for our client.

Finally, this week we managed to put all the information together and finalized our final advice into a script. We also drew a storyboard to visualize our constructive advice. We are towards the end of our course and I hope we succeed with our goal in helping the NGO now that we have had our meeting with Cinthia again we know more about what are the needs of the NGO what can be done to fulfil the needs.

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Our group storyboard (visualizing the idea of creating an online network in order to help Robotica Educativa)
Analysis of a successful online network/communities (IRON MAN)
Analysis of a successful online network/communities (IRON MAN)
Analysis of an unsuccessful online network/community case (Family Farm)
Analysis of an unsuccessful online network/community (Family Farm)
Analysis of a successful online network/community (Poker Star)
Analysis of a successful online network/community (Poker Star)

GoodLuck everyone!

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Week 6 – Finalizing our work!!

Hello everyone!

Up to now, our group is actually working good every week we make progress sometimes little and sometimes big, we had some problems in team work with our 5 group members at the beginning of project community, but as we started planning to meet up as friends in our free time to get to know each other better we managed to collaboratively move forward. Every week everyone is following his or her task properly, in my opinion there are two key things that is helping us to move forward as a group:

  1. We are a group of five creative thinkers
  2. Each of us has different cultural backgrounds so this always allows each one of us to present ideas in different ways and maybe relate to our experiences in the past. This is an advantage because each one of us has unique points of view, knowledge and opinions to contribute to our team.

*As I mentioned we had some small problems at the beginning so this left us a little bit behind. However, speeding up and having a better group communication resulted in better teamwork and interaction between each of us. As a group, we came up with a good understanding of our NGO’s main issue, we came up with clear directions and agreements so everyone had a good understanding of the project.

Online Communities/Networks in innovative design

According to what I have researched so far, there are many platforms and the online community is increasing rapidly. An online community can be based on a specific topic or reason or just something completely vague, the video game online community can be an example of this. As an innovator designer, what I have learnt about online communities/networks is that when you are promoting your company it is costless and also you would be able to get exposure to different communities around the world and therefore create more networks. Regarding our NGO, joining online communities and building up networks is very important for the NGO to make its voice reach people all around the globe. Also talking about crowdfunding and crowdsourcing in this case, they need a source of income for better affordable kits and generate awareness about Robotica Educativa.

Principles for designing online communities/networks:

According to our group findings and our experience so far in this course and this project, it is all about how to approach the client and the essential principles as we think are:

  1. It is all about the client’s needs
  2. Set up target group, what kind of target do you want? Would it be useful?
  3. Dare to ask people for feedback and learn from each other
  4. Value proposition/formulate the value proposition of your client. How to work for our client?what can we learn from the user feedback and customer support? What is it that our client wants or what can they handle?
  5. It is all about researching

What we want to learn more?

Not knowing much about marketing. It is hard to believe that we actually know things related to this now and also feel kind of interested towards it. In the case of Robotica Educativa, how are we going to make the Robotica Educativa known around the world and raise awareness in order to help them? As a group, we have put all the knowledge we have got from the researches into a constructive advice. We are trying to go more into depth and finalizing our constructive advice for our client.

Finally, this week we managed to put all the information together and finalized our final advice into a script. We also drew a storyboard to visualize our constructive advice. We are towards the end of our course and I hope we succeed with our goal in helping the NGO now that we have had our meeting with Cinthia again we know more about what are the needs of the NGO what can be done to fulfil the needs.

12092725_536253726525720_1813441182_n
Our group storyboard (visualizing the idea of creating an online network in order to help Robotica Educativa)
Analysis of a successful online network/communities (IRON MAN)
Analysis of a successful online network/communities (IRON MAN)
Analysis of an unsuccessful online network/community case (Family Farm)
Analysis of an unsuccessful online network/community (Family Farm)
Analysis of a successful online network/community (Poker Star)
Analysis of a successful online network/community (Poker Star)

GoodLuck everyone!

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