Rounding up

   Progress & thoughts about moving towards the final project…

  • Through this process of six weeks of learning and interacting with each other we were able to come up with a solid idea which took time and a great amount of discussion. The idea generation development took time and there were many ideas which were eliminated as the cons outweighed the pros. Although finally after reaching week 6 we were able to develop one idea which Shorty liked and was ready to proceed with.
  • The discussion and team work with our group is on track and definitely improving each week. Although, with the other tiny house group there needs to be more progress and more discussion on a daily basis to improve the final output which is the presentation and video.

What did we learn the most from all the past weeks reflection?

  • During all these weeks we learned the importance of each member and how effective it will be if each member is able to carry out their role well.
  • Communication with the community member Shorty and our advisor Nancy helped us keep on track of our main task and understand in which direction we should develop our ideas. Their feedback kept us motivated and helped us comprehend the Tiny House community better.
  • We were able to collaborate together better as the weeks went by and able to utilize our strengths together to achieve maximum output.

Collaborating with Tiny Innovators

  • Our group has already come up with the basis of the story board for the final presentation which is the solid idea of having workshops for community new-comers and enthusiasts by experienced people such as Shorty and other members. They can also earn some amount of money through this concept to help sustain the community and introduce more people to this new lifestyle making it easier to promote the concept. The script of the presentation has been outlined, but the storyboard is still to be improved within the week.
  • We wish to make the final presentation in the form of a video. Our team feels a video has several advantages over animation and it would speak more emotionally to the audience. The other tiny house has a different concept of having an animated version of the presentation. This is the area in which our opinions clash and we are yet to find a compromise.

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Why film a video?

  • Our team ‘Found in Transition” felt that the idea of having a realistic video will be more effective in having an emotional connection with the audience and they will definitely be able to relate more to the idea and concept. This is a much more structured idea.
  • We think a video is relatively easy to make even with rudimentary skills in cinematography, so we could spend more time on detail and quality and it would be easy to correct any mistakes and re-film anything that we got wrong.
  • Making a video would be more of a shared team effort and the work would not have to be left to the only one in the team who knows how to create an animation.
  • With little skill, videos can be made with diverse interesting methods, that can completely change around the mood of the presentation.

We are looking forward to making the final presentation video and collaborating with the other team. We will be in touch.

Sincerely,

Found In Transition

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3 thoughts on “Rounding up”

  1. Hey team, I just got a chance to read this and your last blog post. First, I want to appreciate your reflective practice. Both posts were attentive to both content (WHAT you were working on) and process (HOW you were working.) This is an excellent way to not only learn yourselves, but to give us, your readers (especially those of us so far away) a sense of your progress. The previous post was also quite thoughtful in how you shared your options and ideas.

    I also want to note how I perceived your differences in style with the other Tiny House team –> you clearly showed your opinion in a VERY respectful way. I can’t tell you what an important skill it is to be able to respectfully disagree, to be able to surface and analyze different perspectives. As designers, you will rarely find everyone agreeing. If you try and avoid conflict and differences, your designs risk failing. If you destructively use conflict and difference, you will lose clients and customers. But if you skillfully welcome diversity, and turn conflict into shared learning, you have the “magic sauce” of working in our complex, diverse world.

    THANK YOU!

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  2. Hey Found in transition! After reading your blog I was wondering, why don’t you combine video and animation? On one side of the video you can be talking in the video, on the other side you have an animation playing? You could also take a look in everyones contacts, who know, maybe someone knows a very well video editor! Hope you can use this. Talk a lot with everyone, also from the other team, you’ll find a compromise! 🙂

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  3. I was wondering the same as Esmee, when there’s a will, there’s a way! It could be very usefull but it will indeed ask both teams to stay respectful and work together hard to figure out how this can be done. There are different roles and tasks for just this reason, both teams have had someone look into the possibilities for example.
    The combi between reality and comic can be very very funny and nice to show the advice in a way full of humor. Americans love that!

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