Reflection of the week
As for last week things have changed. We began with two potentially good ideas for our NGO, that could substantially provide a new and fresh start, however these advices came with no instructions, and as a group we constructed an awkward atmosphere of “Sort it out yourself” assuming our NGO would know exactly how to handle our advice. However for Twitch this was the complete opposite, Julie had never heard of the platform. We took the advice our guru Satish gave in class, he mentioned “What you have suggested is just an idea and its not clear how Constru Casa will apply it or get on this bandwagon”. Our final video presentation should be above all understandable even for an outsider that has never heard of our project community. A presentation Constru Casa can also use as evidence of the wide community they work with, apart of themselves, to reach a common goal. Therefore, we changed the orientation. Englobing a more “Step-by-Step” plan, and this will be our strategy.
3 storyboard drafts later we finally received Satish approval and were ready to go! Our client services (Thomas) started builiding a bridge for communication between us, The Split United and our fellow colleagues, The Ducks in the making of both introduction and final closing words for the final presentations. The way the class developed helped us visualise the way we want out video to look. Storyboards seem child-like sometimes, but they have definitely helped us in planning what goes where and for how long, because we need to work within the a limit. We recorded our teams initial and approved storyboard plans.
This week was definitely very entertaining. There’s nothing more fulfilling that hearing a “Go ahead!” from our tutor. Wooohooo!
Now we are finding a common ground with the other team.
If we could do anything differently it would be having worked with the other group in an earlier stage. Now that the deadline is getting closer we have realised how separate we’ve been and this affects our communication. We still think, individually as separate groups, and assume our ideas will be agreed when in reality then hold a lot of discussion. Another inconvenient with our team work is the unfortunate drop-off of one of the members in The Ducks which leaves them without a Technology Steward, making this final steps tougher and tougher. Nevertheless The Ducks have solved the problem quickly and efficiently dividing the tasks that didn’t have an owner. I think we should have done more activities together during the course, easing our team work from the beginning.
That’s it for today folks!
Enjoy the holidays
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