Time goes fast, this is the final week of project community. In this 8 weeks I have learned a lot about how to be a successful designer and how to work as a group member in teamwork.
During 8 weeks study, the most important thing I have learn about using online communities and networks in innovative design is crowdfunding. Crowd funding is the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money, usually via the internet to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. In fact, crowd funding is not only for the money. In our NGo’s case, we design to crow fund more human resources, money and more reputation. With the crow funding we can attract more people with same passion, knowledge and technology to help Solidaridad. Meanwhile, for the companies and countries who invest Solidaridad. They would have an stable support of sugarcane for award. On the other hand,
if we use public media to disseminate our crowd funding before we launch it. Not only Solidaridad, all the people who involved in this project are going to have a favourable comment from society.
Therefore, crowd funding is not only a activity collect cash. It is also a platform for the people who have same purpose and passion to communicate. Personally I believe crowd founding is the most important thing I have learned to improve the communities and network.
For the class in next year, I suggest to have 1 more workshop classes for each week. Because we have to finish the design and project by teamwork. When we were working together, sometimes we got stuck, sometimes we have different ideas. Therefore,we must share our troubles and ideas. Make sure everyone can understand each other and must be involved in the teamwork. However, it will take so much time.So once a week for the meeting is not far enough. If we decide to meet after classes or in the holiday, no one can make sure that everyone can attend. For the reason, I think 1 more workshop class for each week will be much better.