Module 1: Week 6: End of the Rapid Ideation

Making the Prototype:  The login screens were easy to construct. I downloaded other applications and went through the login process to gain an idea of what was required. I used the Student ID and Tutor ID to link accounts to both a tutor and an educational institution. When creating a new project, the user wouldContinue reading “Module 1: Week 6: End of the Rapid Ideation”

Module 1: Week 6: Reading Week

Reading Week The reading week is a welcome pause for me as I have had a major issue in my personal life that has meant I have not been well enough to priorities my studies. I am planning to use this week to catch up so that I have all my blogs published and upContinue reading “Module 1: Week 6: Reading Week”

Module 1: Week 5: Challenge Brief

This week is about critical reflection and deliberate practice. It is an opportunity to reflect on both my practice and Critical Reflective Journal. I feel slightly anxious about this highlighting my shortcomings but eager to see how I can apply reflection to improve as I progress through the course.  Challenge Brief:  Step 1 The firstContinue reading “Module 1: Week 5: Challenge Brief”

Module 1: Week 4: Rapid Ideation Kick-Off

Rapid Ideation Session 1 Kick-Off The Theme The theme is derived from two parts: a surrealist image from the board game Dixit and a news article headline. I chose the headline Boston Dynamics “Robot Dog is Now Armed in the Name of Art” taken from the Wired website. I selected the article title because IContinue reading “Module 1: Week 4: Rapid Ideation Kick-Off”

Module 1: Week 3: Rapid Ideation

The brief  “Select one or two of the prototyping methods outlined this week and build quick prototypal representations of your chosen artefact. Note down any interesting characteristics of the artefact. Perhaps, you notice the colour palette is used in a certain way or the layout follows a standard grid system. Depending on your chosen artefact,Continue reading “Module 1: Week 3: Rapid Ideation”

Module 1: Week 2: The Creative Challenge

Rapid Ideation Techniques The fist technique I applied was to create a mind map. I found this a useful way to order my thoughts. However, I used an online tool Miro for the first time and as I wasn’t used to the software I think it slowed down my flow. I will need to setContinue reading “Module 1: Week 2: The Creative Challenge”

Module 1: Week 2: UX and AI

The Brief: “do some quick research into how AI is being used within your own specialism”.  I wanted to understand how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently used to enhance the User Experience (UX). I found a very informative online Stamford Lecture that I have tried to summarise in this post with some additional information from otherContinue reading “Module 1: Week 2: UX and AI”

Module 1: Week 1: Time Management and Agile Development

I have been quite apprehensive about this blog post. I have decided to apply the Agile philosophy of Fail Fast so that I can employ continuous improvement to my learning and practice.  During my career, I have experienced a few different delivery methodologies and practices including Prince II, Waterfall, Scrum, SAFE, and a hybrid model. Continue reading “Module 1: Week 1: Time Management and Agile Development”

Module 1: Week 1 Creative Challenge

The brief for the Creative Challenge for the first week of the course was to: “Use objects from around your home to create a custom avatar of yourself. The objects selected should not be random: they must tell a story or mean something to you. There are no other rules and you are encouraged toContinue reading “Module 1: Week 1 Creative Challenge”