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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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Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing – The first solution which came into our mind!!

This blog is going to focus on crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, which we had mentioned it in our previous blogs as well. This is not our final idea/solution yet, but can actually be another solution to be provided to our NGO. In terms of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, there are some essential points which are really necessary for our NGO, such as:

  • Join social media to help with funding
  • Reach media
  • Create ways to promote the NGO by creating a video to bring awareness and get more volunteers

In this case, our NGO really needs more volunteers by promoting their NGO through different ways.

“”Crowdfunding””

When talking about crowdfunding you are basically allowing the crowd to come in and support you. The first thing you need is a platform, for instance ‘Kickstarter’, then you need as much people you can to donate money to your organization. According to the research I have done, in my opinion crowdfunding can be very helpful as it can:

  • Allow your organization to grow even further
  • Reduce risks when trying to build a new company by the money you get

However, there are also some limitations in crowdfunding, one would be that it consumes a lot of time when trying to gain as much funds as possible and also you always have to prove your company is real and it is not some fraud, sometimes it is very hard to build people’s trust for something.

“”Crowdsourcing””

Just like crowdfunding, in crowdsourcing you are also inviting the crowd to come and take part in whatever you are doing. According to my research, crowdsourcing is all about allowing people to guide you or give you ideas over a particular subject. This particular subject could be very specific like designing a logo, where a group of people together will come up with a design. Crowdsourcing is also very helpful as:

  • Something better can be created as there will be more ideas by each person put together as one
  • It saves time

However, the limitations for crowdsourcing would be that it can only be done if the company has a lot of volunteers. Along with that the volunteers might be unreliable so you have to find the right people for your organization which can be hard and time consuming.

In case of our NGO, both crowdsourcing and crowdfunding are very beneficial to allow the NGO to grow. The NGO needs a big amount of funds from people to establish. First what it needs is a firm platform and permanent donators which is also where the part ‘promotion’ comes in. However, our NGO has very few people working for it so it requires many volunteers and this can only be done by promoting themselves, at the moment our NGO has in no way done any effort in promoting so they really need to work on this. When they will have a lot of volunteers such as students they will be able to carry out to say ‘crowdsourcing’ in a proper way.

Keep Calm and Crowd fund it! Goodluck everyone!

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Week 5 – Networks, Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing

This week we worked on networkors, online social structures, crowdfunding and crowdsourcing.

A social network is a website that brings people together to talk, share ideas and to make new friends. Through the group research we found out that there are 6 big social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, linked in, blog and YouTube, and that they could be use for the benefit of our NGO. This social networks help millions of companies to get closer to people, it is the easies possible way of advertising and for almost free, and billions of people have access to it all around the world. Robotica Educativa has only a Facebook page from all the big social networks, Facebook is good for showing photos or sharing them although it would be helpful for the aim to have some others because other websites such as Twitter, is good for making new contacts and to develop new business relationships. To have a blog would be good too as Robotica Educativa would be able to provide the content and also it is very easy to control it. YouTube is probably the most different one of all as it provides visual information through videos, it would be great to see videos of everything involve in the project.

When we started working on crowdfunding and crowdsourcing we knew that they were possible solutions for the end of the project. They work by the collaboration of many people together to get things done. Crowdsourcing is great to diverse ideas in different ways and to get critical thinking about your work as you are getting all this new ideas from knowledge of many different people. Crowdfunding is when a large number of people gives (usually) small amounts of money to fund a project.

This week we learned that groups and networking are clearly ways that Robotica Educativa could use to get closer to more people and show the world what they are trying to do. Both crowdfunding and crowdsourcing together with networks would work fantastic to increase the number of people who knows about Robotica Educativa, the social networks would do the job of getting closer to people, and once people know about what they want to do is more than likely that a large number of people would be interesting in helping them anyhow they can.

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Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing – The first solution which came into our mind!!

This blog is going to focus on crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, which we had mentioned it in our previous blogs as well. This is not our final idea/solution yet, but can actually be another solution to be provided to our NGO. In terms of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, there are some essential points which are really necessary for our NGO, such as:

  • Join social media to help with funding
  • Reach media
  • Create ways to promote the NGO by creating a video to bring awareness and get more volunteers

In this case, our NGO really needs more volunteers by promoting their NGO through different ways.

“”Crowdfunding””

When talking about crowdfunding you are basically allowing the crowd to come in and support you. The first thing you need is a platform, for instance ‘Kickstarter’, then you need as much people you can to donate money to your organization. According to the research I have done, in my opinion crowdfunding can be very helpful as it can:

  • Allow your organization to grow even further
  • Reduce risks when trying to build a new company by the money you get

However, there are also some limitations in crowdfunding, one would be that it consumes a lot of time when trying to gain as much funds as possible and also you always have to prove your company is real and it is not some fraud, sometimes it is very hard to build people’s trust for something.

“”Crowdsourcing””

Just like crowdfunding, in crowdsourcing you are also inviting the crowd to come and take part in whatever you are doing. According to my research, crowdsourcing is all about allowing people to guide you or give you ideas over a particular subject. This particular subject could be very specific like designing a logo, where a group of people together will come up with a design. Crowdsourcing is also very helpful as:

  • Something better can be created as there will be more ideas by each person put together as one
  • It saves time

However, the limitations for crowdsourcing would be that it can only be done if the company has a lot of volunteers. Along with that the volunteers might be unreliable so you have to find the right people for your organization which can be hard and time consuming.

In case of our NGO, both crowdsourcing and crowdfunding are very beneficial to allow the NGO to grow. The NGO needs a big amount of funds from people to establish. First what it needs is a firm platform and permanent donators which is also where the part ‘promotion’ comes in. However, our NGO has very few people working for it so it requires many volunteers and this can only be done by promoting themselves, at the moment our NGO has in no way done any effort in promoting so they really need to work on this. When they will have a lot of volunteers such as students they will be able to carry out to say ‘crowdsourcing’ in a proper way.

Keep Calm and Crowd fund it! Goodluck everyone!

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