we spend the whole morning in EAT to discuss our final show. Everyone attended which means more ideas. We decided how we gonna present then we went out door and do the video project. Cannot upload video to weebly so i just upload some pictures for the ‘ring’ project. Today’s out door work was done quite quickly. The next thing to do was to go back home and edit the videos. So we called it a day.
Why is this the worst presentation to me? Because i didn't know who the audience could be. At the beginning of the class, i heard that our groups would be merged. And i would talk to another team and another tutor as well. I heard that Lorna doesn't like PPT which is a bad news to me because that's what i was prepared. I didn't know the time limitation was so strict that i couldn't even finish the sentence. FIVE MINUTES IS FIVE MINUTES. I only talked through the most boring part before i reached the conclusion and developments. It ended!
I felt sad but i really believed it was a good thing. At least, i learnt something in it. First, Being the first one talking would be risky.(Don't know the time restriction) Second, always have a plan B. (If i were not the first one to talk, then i can have a plan to express what i left off).
I think i was presenting the most boring research because i didn't reach the fun part.
As for Lorna's idea on PPT. I'm not all agree with it. She said that a the PPT is only prepared for yourself to remind you what to talk about that we should use physical paper to show our ideas. Seriously? This is digital age, PPT is designed to replace the paper the board that are not efficient to use. I knew about the western's way to presenting the design process which they use in order to enroll in BA course. I believe digital data is more convenient for us nowadays that i can reach every time i need, everywhere i have electricity. So i think we shouldn't be always influenced by our tutor. Everybody have their paranoid ideas.
Like what Richard said last week: The best way to understand something is to change it. I also think that IDEO shopping cart is not applicable anymore nowadays because it is 2015 now. IDEO can predict some of the design trend in 10 years but not all of the future. They didn't predict that everyone is taking their iPhone with them in the supermarket. So i redesigned a shopping cart based on IDEO’s research and the key issues they focused on and some point they didn't design perfectly. I’m not going to talk a lot on what i designed because this is not a design project but this is what i learnt from IDEO’s design process.
Yesterday i joined a lecture called Critical thinking. While in the process of critical thinking, ideas should be reasoned and well thought out/judged. Then i thought about this shopping cart and the question Richie left for us on Monday: Can the reference you fond can be truly trusted?
Using the critical thinking i asked myself:
Is the IDEO shopping cart a success or a failure?
Can the design methodology still be used today?
Is this a good design?
What is the future of shopping cart?
Can Applied Imagination students be a team like IDEO from different discipline redesign a new shopping cart?
Wednesday’s night lectures are fun. After the two big bosses’s talk, our sandwich mood class begun. This time some CCC students stayed and joined us. Applying our imagination. What does it mean? Sometimes i feel that our lectures are like Chicken Soup for the Soul, they were just inputing some inspiring thought into your mind. But the most important thing is what you get after that. This time i learned that it doesn't matter to go in a wrong direction, who knows what the outcome would be? For instant, today our team went on the journey set from Shakespeare’s Globe to the Shard then to London bridge. We were discussing on the face book how can we record the journey and we had some really good ideas. But then we suggested that if we go there with nothing prepared, what would happen? I think this is a double bladed sword. But anyways, no one knows we are right or wrong still we do this. And the outcome seems pretty positive that everyone has a new feeling of London now. We have permission to get lost. To let go of our preconceptions about the out come. Map or maze it’s a question.We tried not to think about outcome because we can't be critical and creative at the same time.
Bone, M., and Johnson, K. (2009). I miss my pencil: a design exploration. San Francisco, Calif.: Chronicle.
Today we had a tutorial with Ritchie talking about our Project 1. At the first session we talked about how to ask a good question. What kind of question can you ask about a pen?He told us to think as crazy as we can and push ourselves to unpredictable.
ABC Nightline (1999, February 2). Innovative design to improve the shopping cart. [Television broadcast]. New York: American Broadcasting Company (ABC News Home Video N 990209-01).