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FIN

Hello everyone !

So this is the end, and we are almost done with our project. In my opinion, the most important and common thing I’ve learned from this Project Community class is Teamwork. Working in teams is good and useful not only for innovative design, but for every work. More people - more ideas and more opinions.

Then, back to our group. As Ihsan said : “When every group member knows what he has to do and when the deadline for such a work is, it makes it easier by compleeting every piece of work at every time when we meet and when we all got the work we have to do, this makes the whole process goes gradually and more efficient.”
I completely agree with her. Actually, if you know when your deadline is, you can plan you time in a proper way and not waste it.

Now we are at the point when everyone has to work hard, because this is the end. Everyone has his/her part in a presentation and every part is important, so every group member has to participate. We are communicating online all the time and everything is going in a right way I suppose…

The last thing I want to say is that in my point of view crowdsourcing is a perfect way to get feedback about your innovative idea. Also, crowsourcing can help team gather the information needed. It is a simple way of making your project better and complete.

Rays of Love,
Anastasia

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is it finale ?

Hello everyone !

Only 2 weeks left till the end of our project. We’ve learned a lot of things during these 2 months. But the main thing about this project was teamwork. We understood how to work in a group and how to share out thoughts with each other. We became friends with each other.In my opinion the most important topic, related to our project was crowdsourcing. We asked our tutor , we asked Maarten, we asked people around what do they think about our ideas. They gave us feedback and we improved our work. 

In my point of view , everyone/everything is important during the project. If someone is missing, we can not work in full force. I don’t think that the “Leader” role in a team in that important. At first, we decided that Martin will be the Leader, but then Ihsan shifted all the responsibility. And then Nikita started being superproductive and responsible for the team. Anyway I think that everyone is important and significant.

We have to work hard for the next 2 weeks. We have to work on our presentation. I think that everyone had already imagined in mind how it will look. But then there is a very important next step : materialisation and performing. Here marketing can help a lot. We have to introduce our final idea to Solidaridad and we have to show all at its best, to present all the values of our precious project.

Anyway, teamwork plays the key role in achieving success. 

Rays of Love,

Anastasia

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I need people

Hello everyone !

This week Everything became clear to me, because the topic is actually really good and intresting.
Let’s start my reflection with crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is very cheap and easy way to collect opinions. A lot af volunteers are willing to help companies , scientists etc. But the publicity of a publication/article/post can be bad, because there are a lot of people who do not really care about the subject. They can give stupid feedback or they can simply give you a stupid idea. Anyway, there is an excellent example of crowdsourcing - Wikipedia. Everyone can write an article, everyone can correct it. But there are a lot of “funny” people, who writes jokes there. Anyway, this website is a great succes.

Then, there is crowdfunding. This is amazing ! You share your idea/plan with people on internet, asking them to help and to donate some money into the idea. And people are helping. I used cwordfunding once ! I played in a band, and we collected money via the internet for rent of a hall, to play a concert there. :)
Also this is really useful for designers, they can see who can be intrested in their projects.

I can understand designers , who are working alone. This is a good way to concentrate. But sometimes you really need help, or maybe you have a creative crisis, and then your team can help you.

We were extremly productive this monday, and I think we can still be productive if we work in a smaller groups, like we did.

Rays of love,
Anastasia

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8 is awesome

Hello everyone !

I am so sorry I didn’t attend this monday’s class, ‘cause I feel really bad past couple days… But anyway, now I feel better and I can do homework !

During high school, I didn’t work really a lot in group, there was much more individual work. This is why I like working in a group, where you can share your opinion and 

When I found out on introduction day that we have to work as the same group for a long time, I was glad, because I am not that good at getting along with people. So it is better for me to work in a group of people I know well. 

Our group is not very well organised. We had very few meetings during these 4 weeks. But we communicate a lot in the internet, we are trying to get the work done as soon as possible. 

Our group is very unique. Everyone has his/her own attitude and world outlook. Every meeting we talk a lot , but mostly not on the important topic. This is the challenge: we have to become more productive and concentrated !

Definitely we should have more meetings to improve our productivity, because we have to do a lot of work. 

I can not say a lot about group sizes. Our group has 7 members. I can’t say that our group is large, but we are more organised, when we work in group of 3s or 4s. This means something, isn’t it?

Rays of love,

Anastasia .

And here is a Serious Martin photo.

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Addiction

Hello everyone !

I’m addicted to internet. The first thing which I did when I arrived to Holland , I went to T-mobile shop and connected my phone to internet. Also, I remember the first day, when I discovered internet for the first time. I was 8 or 7 years old and my older brother showed me how to use internet.  

I use a lot of social networks. Here they are, below. There are A LOT of them. I use most of them to stay connected with my friends. Also, I like just to be there. For example, in VK (russian facebook)  I search for news, interesting articles, pictures etc. In twitter, foursquare and instagram, pinterest I can see what is happening and I can also post my thoughts and photos there.

I am a member of my groups. But most I do not participate in meetings and brainstorming, I just watch what is happening. Is it okay?

A good example of a private group is our IDE group. Everyone can share his/her thoughts. Everyone can join and discuss. Team work, you know…

Anyway, In my point of view most of the people can not imagine their lives without internet. A lot of people work in the Internet. Internet connects people from all over the world.

I am really glad that my group becomes more and more productive every day. ^_^

Rays of love,

Anastasia.

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Am I right ?

Hello everyone ! 

I know that I am not really deep in my thoughts. I just can not write big texts, I don’t know why. :( I am sorry about that !

I have read some posts here, and was a little bit surprised. Everyone is so interested in modern technology ! I am not that advanced…

I don’t really get what the word “tool" means in this context, but I assume that I it is all about different services and applications, which help you to make your life better. Am I right? 

Anyway, to be honest, I do not have any outstanding skills in any extraordinary program. I use tools like everyone uses.

I don’t spend most of my time near computer, I use IPhone most time. So I can tell you, I do a lot in photo editing on IPhone. These are the apps I use mostly :

  • Afterlight - awesome photo editor ! It has tons of filters, textures and frames, and also you can cut the picture anyway you want.
  • Frametastic and Diptic - these apps are for combinig pictures in one. In Diptic you can make the weirdest pics ever using spirals and other crazy stuff.
  • Typic and InstaQuote - these are for texts on photos. You can choose different fonts, colours… What I like about Typic is that you can type the text in and then blur the image, so it looks awesome.
  • Photo Cut-Out - this app is perfect for making collages ! Here is one made in this app.

That was about photo editing. I also use a lot of other apps, social apps such as Facebook, VK, twitter, foursquare, Instagram, what’s app…  

But anyway. Talking about computer tools. I am not that good ay Photoshop as I think probably. I just got a new laptop and I haven’t downloaded Photoshop yet, so I used it last time long time ago. Then, I am good at Microsoft Office stuff, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel… Everyone can use them, right?

Anyway. I think I am the only one in our group who can use Final Cut ! I did some short films in high school, but that was no serious, so I don’t know if my skill is serious.

Then, I want to type some words about digital identity. Digital Identity is the profile of yourself, which you create. Everyone can take a look at it and understand who you are. In other words, it is all information about you in Internet. I hope I understand the “Digital Identity” in a right way…

Rays of love ,

Anastasia :3

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SPIDERGRAM



SPIDERGRAM

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Hello again *0*

So finally I have wi-fi at home, and I can write a normal post here. By the way, I didn’t mention my name before, so this is Anastasia Petrova. *0*

I am writing a blog post for the first time, so I may not as good at writing as you expect.

Anyway, I want to write about our very first Project Community class. In my opinion, the main idea of this course is to make students work as a team, to co-operate.

I like my group 8, we are all very different, everyone has his own opinion, but still we can come up with awesome ideas/questions/answers.
Moreover, now we have a plan, and the goal is to do this project, and we have to follow the plan, so this skill will be useful.

In conclusion, I want to say that I hope in our future classes we will be more productive and successful.

Rays of Love,

Anastasia.

P.S. Here is a photo of Moscow ^_^

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Well hello there

Here am I having a blog for the first time !

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