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week 8

Eight weeks ago, I was confused of this course, what the means of four segments are, what the course goal is, how could this course relate to IDE, now I got the answer, designer are not only the product designer but also should understand their clients’ needs and wants, to satisfy the requirements. So we work for our NGO, we try to know more about NGO, find their needs and wants, then go back to look for what can we bring to them. I think our video is product that we designed for clients.

During the process, we have learned a lot of online communitie, the most important thing for me is crowdsourcing and crowdfungding, and these are very useful platform for idea collection and exchange. I had used to find some projects on crowdsourcing platforms, I was not only work for bonus but also training myself, because there are lots of good designers, they posts their design in the platform, I can saw my weakness if I compared with these works, I like the experiences because it really challenge me and improve me. Now I knew crowdfungding, I though in the beginning of a design idea, designer could collect money from this kind of platform, it is also a good way to communicate the design ideas, designer put their project on the platform, the can get many feedback from supporter, more different ideas could make more innovative design.

I thought simplicity principles are important for design, for example, we have learned four segments that we should turn these into our video, but we don’t need to describe all these four thing to our NGO, we believe more simple are better, we divided these four parts by its importance, spend more time to show the most important part in the video, so our video could looks simple but useful to audience.

Useful, I admire Jobs very much, because his ideas are very simplicity and useful that we can look from the advertisements of APPLE company, Apple product are expensive than many other brand, but it popular all over the world, because it easy to use, touch, and useful. I believe a good designer should simplify this world, save people’s time, make product more useful but simple.

This is the last blog for this course, it recorded my experiences in the eight weeks, when I look back, I can see that I am growing up with my team.

Thanks so much!

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week 7#

We almost done our project communities lesson, we are in week 7, and week 8 is the deadline of our works, media presentation. Actually at the beginning of Project Community I was a little bit confused. I have no idea about this class; just introduce Drupal to our NGO? But during the 7weeks, I understand it is not such easy thing, we explored the four segments, what could Drupal support and what our NGO most needed, the end work and the most important work for our group is – put our experience of teamwork, our knowledge of four hands, our technology and design skills into this project, give our NGO the most suitable suggestions as a video.

 

Last week we were meeting on Wednesday, we thought we are going right and pretty ok, we could finish everything before the deadline, but we fund we still have a lot work to do after our tutor’s advice, it was not feeling good of every group member, I remember the meeting start at 3.45 end at 7.45, we made a completed storyboard and divided different tasks to everyone, we made a timeline that could make sure we could finished every work before the deadline. After the meeting, even though we know we got a lot of work to do, but we are in a right way, we could have a well done in the end, we are confidence.

 

So what the best way to meet our NGO’s need is? After we exploring crowdsourcing, teams, and crowdfunding, marketing, I think I got the result, merge those four parts because every part have it unique advantage.

Our NGO needs to have a platform to connect “me, we, network”, to exchange document and knowledge, Solidaridad has 10 regional expertise centers around the globe working together, the intranet platform of internal communications & community are very needed – Drupal commons.

-They can share their documents and learning in this platform, there is a function like Dropbox, -you can download the useful document that uploaded form other member.

-There have an inbox function, you could send message in everywhere and every time.

-They could organize online meeting like Google hangout, it really saving time.

-It has an event timetable that you can check in order to meet the time.

-Everyone has their personal zone, it include personal detail and your personal blog.

Until now, Drupal looks like an internal platform, what we want to do is to improve the level to marketing strategy. We have learned about Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding, how could those thing help Solidaridad’s marketing strategy, a way for the client to gain access to potential users.

People’s power is stingless, why don’t Solidaridad use the power form internet, collect the marketing strategy from crowdsourcing platform? This way is better than just collect the opinion form employee, it is low-cost, and fast, it also builds the relationship with their customers.

In the other hand, Solidaridad could put their marketing strategy in crowdfunding platform, Solidaridad could not only collecting funding but also get more fans of their organization, the contributor would pay more attention to their project, and come up with more idea to the development.

I believe we will have a good ending, not just a belief, we need hardworking now.

CU tomorrow

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WEEK 7 #

We almost done our project communities lessen, we are in week 7, and week 8 is the deadline of our works, media presentation. Actually at the beginning of Project Community I was a little bit confused. I have no idea about this class; just introduce Drupal to our NGO? But during the 7weeks, I understand it is not such easy thing, we explored the four segments, what could Drupal support and what our NGO most needed, the end work and the most important work for our group is – put our experience of teamwork, our knowledge of four hands, our technology and design skills into this project, give our NGO the most suitable suggestions as a video.

 

Last week we were meeting on Wednesday, we thought we are going right and pretty ok, we could finish everything before the deadline, but we fund we still have a lot work to do after our tutor’s advice, it was not feeling good of every group member, I remember the meeting start at 3.45 end at 7.45, we made a completed storyboard and divided different tasks to everyone, we made a timeline that could make sure we could finished every work before the deadline. After the meeting, even though we know we got a lot of work to do, but we are in a right way, we could have a well done in the end, we are confident.

 

So what the best way to meet our NGO’s need is? After we exploring crowdsourcing, teams, and crowdfunding, marketing, I think I got the result, merge those four parts because every part have it unique advantage.

Our NGO needs to have a platform to connect “me, we, network”, to exchange document and knowledge, Solidaridad has 10 regional expertise centers around the globe working together, the intranet platform of internal communications & community are very needed – Drupal commons.

-They can share their documents and learning in this platform, there is a function like Dropbox, -you can download the useful document that uploaded form other member.

-There have an inbox function, you could send message in everywhere and every time.

-They could organize online meeting like Google hangout, it really saving time.

-It has an event timetable that you can check in order to meet the time.

-Everyone has their personal zone, it include personal detail and your personal blog.

Until now, Drupal looks like an internal platform, what we want to do is to improve the level to marketing strategy. We have learned about Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding, how could those thing help Solidaridad’s marketing strategy, a way for the client to gain access to potential users.

People’s power is stingless, why don’t Solidaridad use the power form internet, collect the marketing strategy from crowdsourcing platform? This way is better than just collect the opinion form employee, it is low-cost, and fast, it also builds the relationship with their customers.

In the other hand, Solidaridad could put their marketing strategy in crowdfunding platform, Solidaridad could not only collecting funding but also get more fans of their organization, the contributor would pay more attention to their project, and come up with more idea to the development.

I believe we will have a good ending, not just a belief, we need hardworking now.

CU tomorrow

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Crowd sourcing & funding

Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing looks like two similar words, they both spell start with “Crowd”, so in some extent there are same, it a platform for demander and contributor to fulfill their requirement or get their bones. The different between these two things is the demander’s need, what requirement of the demander of crowdfunding is? It’s funding. And the demander of crowdsourcing need ideas and design product.

 

This week we learned about Crowdfunding, in my view it is a good way for a small company beginning to develop, because lack of funding are usually the hardest problem for development. In this platform, the company could not only collecting funding but also get more fans of their product, the contributor would pay more attention to their project, and come up with more idea to the company’s development. However, the problem I think about is if they did not reached their funding goal, during my research, every platform site has the charge fee, for example, Indiegogo’s charge fee is 4% but if the project are not success, they will charge more than 9%, time is limited, so that is a risk.

 

In my own crowdsourcing experience, Chinese crowdsourcing are very good choice for the project presenter, even if the bonus are not very attractive, there are still many contributor work for you, why, because there are so many Chinese designer looking for this kind of work, and the presenter could really get verity and fantastic works, it always have a suitable one for you. In another hand, I thought it is a waste of labor, because there are so many contributor but just one could get the bonus, for me is ok because I only use my free time to do it, just test myself, if I can’t get the bonus I won’t be sad, I really like the experience. It free for every contributor, you can choose do it or not, and you have to accept the ending.

 

We all know we will introduce crowdfunding and crowdsourcing to our NGO in the end video, and everyone had their insight of it already, I believe our NOG will very interesting in it, they said they won’t spend too much of the Drupal thing, but crowdfunding is about collecting funding, crowdsourcing is about collecting ideas and product, both low-cost and low-risks.

See you tomorrow!

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Crowd funding &sourcing

Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing looks like two similar words, they both spell start with “Crowd”, so in some extent there are same, it a platform for demander and contributor to fulfill their requirement or get their bones. The different between these two things is the demander’s need, what requirement of the demander of crowdfunding is? It’s funding. And the demander of crowdsourcing need ideas and design product. In my view, there both have pros and cons. I am going to explain to you below.

The pros of Crowdfunding:

1. Collect funding

If you have new idea, you don’t need to get loan from bank, you can start from a crowdfungding platform.

2. Low-cost

Some sites just charge a little fee from your project. For example, Razoo charges fee is 2.9%, Indiegogo is 4%.

3. Test idea

There are many contributors, but if your idea did not attract them, or they don’t agree that is a great idea, they will not support you. So that is a good way to verify your idea good or not.

The cons of Crowdfunding

1. Time limit

Maybe your idea is good and it could be reached more funding, but the time that the platform provided you are not enough.

2. Miss the reach goal

In many times, there are just 30% or 40% of a project. So the demander did not meet their goal.

3. Higher charge fee of unsuccessful project

For example, if you fail your project, the charge will be more than 9 % in Indiegogo.

The pros of Crowdsourcing

1. Multiple choice

As a presenter, you have the right to choose the best one from all projects.

2. Low-cost

The bonus that you provide is fixed, it won’t be change or higher in the end.

3. Closer relationship

Through cooperating, get a closer relationship between organization, builder and clients.      

The cons of Crowdsourcing

1. Risks  

The source is not always trustable, lacking of bonus, less participant, low quality work, raise the risk of the project.

2. Waste of labor

As a contributor, spent long time and energy to finish the work, but your work are not the best for the demander, you get no bonus.

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We are one

When we were collected as a team in the introduction week, we did not know this is a group that will working together through the whole term, but we shows our teamwork ability in the first week, I still remember we running to got or change ball to made our necklace, we were the first group that finished all the games in the afternoon. As a team leader, Anne keeping her organizing ability until now, and Miriam just like a second leader, she is very smart and she contribute a lot.

In the beginning we confused a little, sometimes we done some works but we don’t know what next step is, we communicated with our tutor Janneke, she point us a lot, for example, what are the other group process and how they work, she give us a lot of suggestions. Now we are better, we know what we should do now; we divided different tasks to 7 group member, when everyone finished their work, post on Facebook group. I have to say that our Facebook group is very useful; actually I did not know any others phone number but we connect with each other very well, in that group, we can exchange ideas, documents, and websites and discuss.

We came from different countries, The Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Russia and China, we respect our diversity cultural, and we often talk about our cultural, something is very different and new for other member. We get along very pleasant, I think that a reason we do our work more and more well. I believe that is a good environment to improve my English, some time I cannot organize my idea as languages, but I can write down and show to others, I really want to contribute our group.

In the upcoming weeks, I believe that we could more efficient because we understand what the most efficient way of teamwork is, clear division of work. Maybe 7 group members are not the most efficient size, but we have more idea, we sharing a same work that are easier than less members. My suggestion to our group is preview the next week syllabus before new week coming, then we know what we will do in advanced and we could prepare in advanced, I really want to start study video editing, but firstly we need to come up with creative idea and the content of the video.

 

I felt really luck to be a member of group 1, we are solidarity.

See you tomorrow.

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week 4 assignment

In China, we are not allowed browsing abroad website; before I went to Holland I had never used Facebook and YouTube, which is very limited of internet using in such a huge country.

According to statistics, China has 546000000 internet users in the end of 2012, so we also have many kind of website and online spaces.

Baidu bbs

This is the most popular platform of text communication and information exchange, it is made up by many different theme bbs blocks, such as “student block”,” Beijing block”,” lady gaga block”. It like our Facebook group” new open innovator”, but we do not know each other and we never use our true name to login, we share our opinion and experiences because we have the same interest theme in one block, you can look others article and response your opinion, as well as you could also post your article, it quite like our blog.

You could say anything in this area because we do not know each other, maybe your response will infuriate other or maybe you could find some new friends who have the same opinions with you. So I feel very comfortable in this online space, and I believe it is most valuable to me, there are many intersect between members, I also got many knowledge from here, for example, when I want to study English, I join the “English block”, there are many study approach shared by members, I find a lot of useful information about English study.

This week we talk about crowdsourcing, in China there are also some agency of crowdsourcing, one of the most famous websites called “Zhubajie”, it provide a platform for demanders and suppler. Sometimes I would do some design works to earn a little money in my free time, I think that is a good way to understand the consumer’s needs and wants and improve my own designing skills, I can keep touching with consumer, different demander have different requirements, even though in the most times, my work did not be accepted, the value of experience are more expensive than the reward for me.

I really like to look the news from friends on Facebook, something is very interesting, and on Facebook we also have different groups to communication and exchange documents.

I think internet for me is not only entertainment but also information and knowledge, that cannot learned from text book and real life.

See u ~

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Week 3 assignment

Hello guys, I would like to introduce some interesting and useful online tools to you, wish those tools could help you a lot in life and work.

  1. QQ

Almost everyone in my life circle are using QQ, it is the most popular personal communications app in history: over one billion registered users across 80+ countries.

QQ is an app that has so many functions: free voice chats, video calls, rich texting, blog, music, free movies, and games.

China is one of the regional expertise centers of Solidaridad network, so I believe they already used QQ as their contact tools.

I think you guys will very interest in QQ,if you want to make Chinese friends and know about Chinese culture or contact with your Chinese partners, download it and you will love it. This is the websites address to download international QQ( http://www.imqq.com/download/),it is all in English.

 

 2. SketchUp

It is 3D modeling software that’s easy to learn and incredibly fun to use.

As IDE student, the third year’s student told me that we will use it very frequently in our design assignment, and I already start to learn it, it is a free software and very easy to use.

This summer break, my father asked me to design the interior trim of our new home, this software really easy  for new users.

 3. SAI

It is a software for Wacom board drawing, there are many friend of me are using Wacom board but they always use Photoshop to drawing, I think SAI is specialized focus on drawing, easy to select color, many kind of pen and paper.

 4. Photoshop

It is a very useful software for designing and making poster.  

I don’t really good at Ps but it will to be our tool to using in our assignment, I am going to satudy it.

5. AotuCAD

AutoCAD is a software application for 2D and 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting, I think it won’t very useful in our program.

6. Keynote

It is an APP of IOS system, very useful for me, there are many different style of form board of PowerPoint, next year I did many presentation, it made my preparing work easily.

7. Class table

This is an app about weekly plan, you can add everything that you want to finished in this week, for example: get up 7:30am,finish blog before Tuesday evening.. it will alarm you before the due time.

 

For our project, I am going to learn video editing software, I knew Miriam are good at it, I will study from her and I really interesting in it. I also want to learn Google hangouts and Google +, it will use in every weeks in this term, it’s a very good way of distance meeting.

Hope my share is useful for you and our project!

See you next week!

Jianyi Wang

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Week 2 assignment.

How do you understand our class goals?

I think our goal is to understand communities and networks as a team, how communities and networks can support innovative design. I believe through the process of teamwork, we will have new insight of designing because we sharing our idea to group member, we listen to each other and compare our ideas, then we get the most practical idea to do our work , we can learn many ideas from others as well as many technology design skill.

What do you need and want to learn as you/we explore the different themes from application of online communities and networks to open innovation design?

I want to learn Google Hangout like yesterday during the lesson, it is very useful and interest, and we put our question on Meetingword in different color by different group, everything are very new for me, now I am using Tumblr to write blog and it will shows on our group page, there are many thing I need to learn and I am very interesting in every new online technology tools.

What would you like the outcome of your team’s project to look like?

I expect our project can be remembered by everyone who looks at our work. It would not only look like a finished project but also a perfect surprise. Our project will include creativity and innovative.

What “specialty quality” will you bring and contribute?

I am not good at manage a team and some designing work, but I will comply with team leader and never lazy. I was major in IBMS program, I know many research methods and marketing things and I am good at drawing, I will do my best to contribute our project.

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week 2 assignment

 

1.       How do you understand our class goals?

I think our goal is to understand communities and networks as a team, how communities and networks can support innovative design. I believe through the process of teamwork, we will have new insight of designing because we sharing our idea to group member, we listen to each other and compare our ideas, then we get the most practical idea to do our work , we can learn many ideas from others as well as many technology design skill.

 

2.       What do you need and want to learn as you/we explore the different themes from application of online communities and networks to open innovation design?

I want to learn Google Hangout like yesterday during the lesson, it is very useful and interest, and we put our question on Meetingword in different color by different group, everything are very new for me, now I am using Tumblr to write blog and it will shows on our group page, there are many thing I need to learn and I am very interesting in every new online technology tools.

 

3.       What would you like the outcome of your team’s project to look like?

I expect our project can be remembered by everyone who looks at our work. It would not only look like a finished project but also a perfect surprise. Our project will include creativity and innovative.

 

4.       What “specialty quality” will you bring and contribute?

I am not good at manage a team and some designing work, but I will comply with team leader and never lazy. I was major in IBMS program, I know many research methods and marketing things and I am good at drawing, I will do my best to contribute our project.

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