Project Week 5 Reflection

Although I would consider communication one of my strengths I have found myself struggling with how to communicate and effectively explain ideas and concepts that are incomplete and beyond my skill set.

Paul has helped us with this idea and really it comes back to the old rhyme, ‘how do you eat and elephant? one bite at a time’. I know understand that its ok to not have my ideas set in stone and realisation before presenting them. In fact sometimes the only way we can actually make and construct or plans is when we share them and we involve other people and their expertise.

So in trying to communicate our ambitious project concept I have broken it down into ‘bite’ sizes in the way of story boarding.

The images below are draft plans of a slide presentation of our project concept to be presented on the 1st of September. Our group has chosen to collaborate via google docs (this can be seen here: http://bit.ly/2bvtbFh )

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After making this story board I then decided to film the interactive website the block as a visual illustration of our inspiration. I time lapsed it and the video will be embedded to our presentation but is also shown here:

 

After reading through the history of Everleigh street (the setting of the block – stories from a meeting place) I found this amazing quote about the producers motivation which is almost exactly the same as our intentions and written in a beautiful way.

“For decades, the Block has been plagued by stories of drugs, crime and tragedy, but there have been other, richer stories as well. The goal of this production was to capture the heart and spirit of a place that cannot be summed up by one story or one narrative, but many.”

The Block is an amazing interactive web resource that Dan showed us and has given our group a large amount of inspiration. You can find this resource here: http://www.sbs.com.au/theblock/#

I found these images to add to our collaborate slides and am pleased with the progress so far.Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 3.33.53 PMScreen Shot 2016-08-29 at 3.34.03 PM

I have also been collaborating my group team members presentation notes and collaborating them into a documents to be used as a hand out for our presentation assessors. I thought this would be a good idea as it shows we are passionate, organised and willing to put effort into our projects completion. The assessors handout is a tangible extension of our google slide presentation and may suffice the accessors different learning styles e.g. Aural, visual, and verbal.

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I found it very helpful and a release of stress to be able to learn how to visually communicate my ideas so people can better comprehend them and also get involved themselves.

It is imperative for our project group to communicate our plans as our concept is beyond our current skill set, however, we believe our kiosk could be a great asset and attraction to the Kroad business association.

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