Day Nine: “A Sudden Conclusion to a Semester’s Worth of Work”

I cannot believe today is already the closing day to this 3 week long subject. I remember having originally thinking that this subject would consist of dry, straightforward, essay business orientated assessments only a few weeks ago. Instead, to my surprise, it had actually turned out to be quite the stark opposite- an immersive, group induced subject that sparked a lot of questions in regards to how to cater for and design for upcoming, possible, future worlds.

I felt that through the framework of the assignments, I have learnt how to project and create future trends (through a couple of generated drivers of change), also learning how to cater toward these scenarios. I have also discovered a mass of diverse methods in presenting various aspects of future business through the use of a Design Pitch within the constraints of a group, focusing on areas such as; the Business model (finances, how we create value, how we get our product/service out there), as well as using Personas and Scenarios to engage clients on a deeper level of understanding, etc.

Lastly, I’d like to thank Annalise for the tutorials she provided and the manner in which she taught us during our lessons- which was in simple words very easy to grasp and succinct in every way. I’d also like to thank my fellow group members- Zoe Champion, Jake Lennon and Megan Taggart. Working amongst each other was not only interesting and thought provoking, but it actually turned out to be an enjoyable, learning process over these past few weeks (as we were also from different design backgrounds). Our final design pitch felt very successful due to the hard work each of us had collectively put in as a group. I honestly could not have asked for a better group. Thank you.