Working in a team isn't easy. Compromise is a word everyone should think about 24/7, because let's be honest, four people are never going to agree on everything. Different backgrounds, characters, personalities, cultures, languages... All of these and many more create very different contexts for each of us, which all of a sudden have to … Continue reading Teamwork – storm,norm, move on. And always enjoy.
So, we managed to get our idea together, we created assumptions for our product and our problem. Great. Now the (for me anyway) most dreaded part of the whole process. Going out and talking to complete strangers about our idea, asking questions and overall having an interaction outside of our little university bubble. In the … Continue reading They’re just people – or how NOT to have a mental breakdown when talking to strangers.
Coming up with ideas is hard. I knew it was. I am naturally NOT that person to come up with ideas and as soon as I found out about this whole design thinking module - start up project - shenanigan, I had several freak outs about where and how on earth I was going to … Continue reading Coming up with ideas – or it’s been done!
Day 2 of our Unlimited Lab employment took place at Fablab London. This is a makerspace in the centre of Bank area, offering technology (3D printing, laser cutting, various types of workshops and materials) to independent makers and creatives in London. This was the perfect environment to "get our hands dirty" and try our ideas … Continue reading Prototyping 102 -or how playing with cardboard can win you a prize.
Enrichment week came faster than we expected and the often-mentioned rapid prototyping was upon us. Excitement mixed with anxiety was filling up my days. I’ve never been a very good “maker”. I understood what we were talking about in design thinking sessions about putting ideas into something physical, so we could see, touch and feel, … Continue reading Prototyping 101 – or create your MVP in half an hour.
From day one of the design thinking module the word empathy has been repeated to us over and over again. As Tim Brown from Ideo says in his article, “empathy is at the heart of design”. If we don’t understand peoples’ feelings and experience, the design becomes difficult and pointless. The oxford dictionary describes empathy as: “The … Continue reading .Empathy.
Starting this course wasn’t the easiest and the most comfortable decision I’ve ever made. But I knew it was necessary for me to explore new areas of the creative industries and challenge myself in new ways. I have never considered myself to be a very creative person, or not in the traditional understanding of the … Continue reading Confidently Creative – ish.