Module 1: Week 10: Agility

When I think about Agile the key things that spring to mind are iterative delivery, focus on value, ability to adapt, and change direction and collaborative working. The thing that I found most interesting about the course content this week was when Belinda Waldron on the Agile Movement and Practice. “You can apply agile inContinue reading “Module 1: Week 10: Agility”

Module 1 : Week 9 : Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice  I have been reflecting on conferences that I have attended in the past and they have largely been internal corporate conferences and networking events. I find networking in a formal setting quite challenging; I prefer to meet people in more informal events like post-conference drinks or beer and pizza evenings as IContinue reading “Module 1 : Week 9 : Communities of Practice”

Module 1 – Week 8 – Research

I enjoyed this week’s course content regarding the importance of research and the ethical implications. The first exercise presented a series of Case Studies where you are placing yourself in the role of an Ethics Review Committee. This exercise demonstrated that there are instances where instinctively one can make a judgement as to whether aContinue reading “Module 1 – Week 8 – Research”

Module 1: Week 7: Version Control

What a version Control System:  A Version Control System (VCS) is a file repository used to store and reconstruct previous versions of a file. Features of a VCS can include: The basics of version control are the ability to save changes made to files whilst retaining the changes from all previous version: – Track changesContinue reading “Module 1: Week 7: Version Control”

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”