For this week so far, we started off making clear of our Aims and the Objectives we all sought to meet. I put it to everyone to be specific on team roles and also to give ourselves titles because I felt this is something that could go into our CVs.
Also we looked at our schedule, and the plan that Katie had produced with the help of, that I gave her
DEFINE : Whats the issue? Who is the audience? Urgent? How will it be successful?
RESEARCH : History of issue? Examples of attempts to solve, Project supporters, Investors and critics, Talk to end users, Get leaders opinion
IDEATE : Identify needs and motivations, generate ideas, log sessions, one conversation
PROTOTYPE : Combine, Expand, Refine, Seek Feedback
CHOOSE : Review the objective, select the powerful ideas
IMPLEMENT : Make task descriptors, Plan tasks, Determine resources, Assign tasks.
Which became this,
Project Definition and Initiation
- Site Visit(s)
- Problem definition
- Project exploration
- Project Selection
Research and Planning
- Background research
- Project timescale decided
- Project plan created
- Further research
- Site visit(s)
- Review objectives
- Proposition creation
- Site visits
Monitor and Control
- Review Objectives
- Client Feedback
- End user feedback?
- Project Handover
To start our Ideation process, we brainstormed and produced a mind map of what we had at hand and identified areas to further take on.
Katie and Victoria would be on tasks which revolve round marketing, and promotion. While I and Bogdan would focus on Equipments and the Environment. At this point, I wanted to just keep my eyes on the larger picture, overseeing how each area feeds into the other.