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THE END

I ve learned a lot from this course.I learned a lot during this course. I discovered a lot for myself for example, work as a team, some social networks, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. Just in real life, I’ve never encountered this, so I was a little confusing with some of the topics, but thanks to my team I understood everything. 

I think that the most important part  are networks of any project, whether it is design. Because that’s where possible to communicate with people, ask them for their advice and opinions. Also you can find people who will invest in you the money or become part of your project. Of course, we used the network in our project group. We have done extensive research on the net. And this course based on networks. I personally learnt  that there is such a huge space of differen knowledge on network and if you will learn how to use and find information there you will get all benefits from using it. 

If I add up all the things I learned on this course together, I’ll highlight 3 important principles in the design.

Working in a team

I have found teamwork to be the most helpful. Group work is the basis on which we make our ideas, planning our work to follow the process.Becomes much easier to complete the project successfully, if there is a group in which all respect each other, trying to help and there is a goal that must be achieved.

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Understandable

Understandable definition: capable of being understood.The content or operation cannot be beyond their understanding.As a designer you need to do a lot of research to study the project or problem from all sides. he should understand this topic.

Simplicity

Brevity is the soul of wit.The main task of the designer is to make life easier for people.

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The most good tip for future student is dont afraid to tell your ideas to your classmates, because sometimes it could be the best idea ever and you miss it.

Thanks for reading my blog posts.

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Oh my God!!! We are almost done!  I believe that each week’s theme was assistance to us to…

Oh my God!!! We are almost done! 

I believe that each week’s theme was assistance to us to reach our goal. The main topics, which we were focusing on this work were:

     Me-We-Network, Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, Marketing

 Our task was to introduse a platform to Solidaridad our NGO. We ve been working on different subjects, exploring new webs. And now we understand how NGOs actually works and what are their needs. So, we recommend to Solidatidad a personal profile on new platform of internal communications because they can exchange their documents by using Dropbox, also they have a personal inbox you could send emails everytime, everybody will have their own profile with own blog, which they can change. Moreover, Solidaridad should use a group space based on this platform, because it could help team memmbers to organize their work or faster communicating with each other.

Also crowdfunding is a very usefull for Solidaridad. As I wrote in a privious post, there are 4 types of crowfunding: Equity (people gives money, so in reward they becom a part of company), Donation (charities),Lending (crowdfunded lending facilitates projects, individuals or businesses to seek loans from the crowd, with members of the crowd taking small chunks of the overall loan) and Reward (contribute to projects and receive non-financial rewards). So, I think, that 2 types, which Solidaridad can use are Donation and Lending. In Equity and Reward Solidaridad nor interested because they cant give anything back.

We are almost finished

We need to work really hard now

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Crowds

In this blog post im going to talk about crowdsursing and crowdfunding

The term “crowdsourcing” was coined by Jeff Howe back in 2006, which described a new way of sourcing people who a willing to help or work on a project. Crowdsourcing is best suited for simple tasks. For example, crowdsourcing is a great option for designers in general to get some usability feedback on their work before making it public. If you are looking for a new name, hiring a professional designer is an option, but if you are a starter and you cannot employ such professional, you can consider placing a competition on the crowdsourcing site to get the product with an affordable price. Access to the biggest amount of people. You can not only to find a feedback about your work, also you can meet and he will help you with investments and some work.

"Crowdfunding" is the use of small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance a new business venture.There are 4 types of crowdfunding:  Equity, donation, lending, and reward. I think it very useful as you interact with people and make people to be aware of the idea. Most of the companies which are not using crowdfunding are the new one, because it has a great risk to lose money.

 

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Group #1

Its been 5 weeks since the group 1 was collected. We have chosen randomly each other from the viewpoint that we are from different countries and have not worked together during first 4 days. It is a big challenge for me to work in a team, where nobody speaks my language. so, it helps me to improve my english. Actually, our group goes fine and gets better every our meeting.

When you work on a project it is really important to give each member of a group their specific roles. Also group members could be devided on a smaller groups, like 2 people do the same work together, just not to waste time. I think this factors will provide a better outcome in the end.

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Big groups are usually consists of 6+. People should devided on a smaller parts, depending on their skills. Each person should have a work to do. At the end of deadline, which group will establish, every group member will share information which they found.

The small groups are consists of 2-5 people. It is better to work in such a small groups because its easier reflect their ideas.

What about the Culture? We never had any problem with that, we like to discuss in breaktime our differences. For example, yestarday we were talk abou food in different countries. We talk on universal language, which everybody knows.

I think that we havent got big problems in our group, all of us are motivated because, everybody want a good mark. Maybe we have to write a plan in the beggining of our meeting. But we already start improve that on the meeting on Wednesday.

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Me and Online Spaces

Nowadays almost every single person in the world have an internet connection.image

Number of internet users in 2012

Source: International Telecommunications Union

I’m using social networks since I was a little girl. But in early ages I was not really care about which social networks are suits me or which one is really useful. I signed up just because it was fashionable to be in this network. But now, when I grew up, I realized the importance of the online world. It is much easier to communicate and interact with people. In general I use online spaces as an individual to post photos or information, which I like. Of course I met a lot of new people, knowledge and other different stuff. And the main reason why am I using online spaces is to share with people. It doesn’t matter what.

I am in a variety of private groups. The most of them consist from my friends or group mates. Because there are a lot of situations when you have to sign in a group. A good example of it is our Project Community group, where people share by their ideas and thoughts. Such groups will help you not to lose information. They make your life easier just because you don’t need to write or send the same letter to everybody, just put it on the wall in your group and everybody will see it.

I most often use twitter, just because I can see what people are thinking and worry about. But when I moved to Europe, I started to use Facebook. But i simply use it, like, not so active in posting and reading information from this network. The most comfortable is twitter and instagram. These online spaces are a bit similar; they have one purpose, to show what’s happening to you. Twitter is a platform of text communication and Instagram – of posting images. Also these kinds of social networks haven’t got such a lot of rubbish as Facebook have.

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Me and technology

Any information about you on the Internet is a digital identification. .A digital identity is an online or networked identity adopted or claimed in cyberspace by an individual, organization or electronic device. You can just write your name in google and find a lot of things, which you or other people post.

I believe I have not enough versed in technology to our generation. But our teachers are contrary in this regard are very advanced, it makes us think that it’s our generation, we need to better understand new technology. I’m trying to change it to myself, learning new programs and technologies. Also I began to notice that im change my phone or computer not when it become old but simply because the company has produced and presented a new model of them. Every day I use a variety of technologies that help me communicate and stay online all the time

It is not so difficult to deal with the new program for me, because I’m always open to something new.Now I’m trying to learn how to use Photoshop with videos that I find on the Internet. That is why I’m a bit excited in learning such new social networks as google+ hangouts and meetingwords.

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I can work with a variety of social networks such as tumblr, twitter, Facebook, VK. Also I know how to use such programs as Word, powepoint, excel. And of course I will help my groupmates with this programs if they will have questions or stucks.

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I think that my technical skills are progressing position. And finally if we understand how to use all of new software and technology it will help us to further explore the design and engineering.

 

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To begin with, I think that this course is a good way to learn how to work in a team, how to…

To begin with, I think that this course is a good way to learn how to work in a team, how to organize your project and team project.

community project is a term applied to any community-based project. This covers a wide variety of different areas within a group of networking entities.

According to Dennis D. McDonald (2008), community has a more complex and subtle meaning that refers not only to group members, who are sharing a common goal but also to their internalization of the community’s goals at a more fundamental level than just a simple agreement or disagreement. 

Сommunity project is an integral concept that shows not only how people work together as a team, but as a project organized, how relationship between group members influence on the project, and how the work is actually performed. The success of the work is to ensure that all people in the group were involved in its creation.

Motivation playes an important role in comminity project. People should feel pashionate to the project because, that the more committed one is to a project’s success, the more likely the project will be a success. (Filev, 2009) From the very beginning it is necessary to determine which advantages and disadvantages people have. Also people should define which roles they play in their community (Team leader, coordinator, designer, creator and others). Maximum productivity of the team will lead to successful implementation of any job for any period of time. All project participants need to understand the what exactly they do which will help communities understand the role of project.image

After that, we have to write a plan of our work. What are we going to do first, second and third. We have to do a lot of research about the subject.

And of course we will use social networks, this is a simple way to communicate with eachother. It is very good to share your ideas with your group members when they are far away from you and of course, when they read it, they will better understand what you are exactly mean. There are a lot of different usefull websites, which can help you to communicate faster with eachother, like meetingwords or google+

Also I think that this blogs will be really usefull to understand your groupmates better and faster.

 

 

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