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Time to presentation!

Finally the last week of the module is arriving! Like most of the groups we also have the same problem with lack of time but we will manage it. We already started working on our video and actually it goes pretty good!

First of all,we started from thinking about the type of video. We were considering between filming a video and making a presenation type video. As a group,we decided to make a Prezi presentation because that is the best way to explain the content we have.

Actually, we started making the video just this week but as a well-organised and motivated group, we will take no more than two days to finish it. We try to work all together and share the ideas we have, that is very nice when you are working in a small group. We got a lot of positive feedback about the way we are making this video,so that really motivate us.

The video gives a few really useful ideas for the NGO and explains how to do that.I think our ideas can really help to improve the activity of “PAGE” . It is a simple but at the same time well-developed movie,so I think it will be interesting to watch.
I would say more about the plot and video itself but we will see it next week all together!

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So what I learned

Since we have started working on “Page” I got a lot of new experience. There were some not really clear situations but all in all everything went very well. So, I would like to share what I learned by using online communities and networks in innovative design.

First of all, I think that I changed my opinion and thinking about online communities and networks. I got a lot of information about possibilities online. I didn’t know that it can help you so much or affect your work. I found some nice new stuff like “Google Hangouts”  which I didn’t use before. After that I started looking for more useful stuff connected with Google and then I found much more. 

Working on “Page” I found a lot of useful stuff for non-profit organisation and some nice webpages for different foundation programs. I think that could be useful in future. 

During this course I found  that every thing I learn could be really helpful and useful while doing tasks about the project or other tasks. In future I would like to explore more about networks and get new experience about that because it really helps in this study program and even in daily basis. 

There are so many useful links on Facebook page and every day the number of it is growing , so during the holidays I am planning to spend my time productive!

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It takes two flints to make a fire

The time is flying so fast and week after week we are coming to final class for this module. Every lesson we get some important and interesting information and new experience. This time explored crowdsourcing and crowdfunding,so I would like to share my opinion about that.

First of all,  the difference between those two words is that:

Crowdsourcing is the practice of engaging a ‘crowd’ or group for a common goal — often innovation, problem solving, or efficiency

                                           and

Crowdfunding is a way of raising finance by asking a large number of people each for a small amount of money.  Organisations are using the internet to communicate with a tremendous amount of people. 

In my opinion that are  very  important things when you are trying to achieve your goals. You can easily achieve many things during a short period of time only because you are working not alone on that thing. The more people work on one goal, the easier it gets.

Crowdsouring in design could have a different view. So what are the pros and the cons of crowdsouring in design?

Well, I strongly believe that in every situation crowdsouring could have a positive affect. It is because more people could achieve the main aim faster and prepare a better quality together. On the other hand , people could say that more persons take and more time but I would disagree and say that, if you know how to manage and divide the work in a small groups,the aim can be reached faster. 

Anyway,some designers would like to work individually and go on their way alone. I would suggest them at least sometimes try to become as a part of a group and evaluate their work quality with other people. That is the best way for development!

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Small but very productive!

Working teams- that is the most important thing about this project. Everything depends on how good is your group and I am really happy about mine.

During the first weeks I was thinking why some groups have 7 members and we have only 4 . It looked that we will have to work twice more than others but that was not right. Our group works very well and very productive despite the fact we are only 4 persons. We easily divide tasks and prepare it fast enough. We make group meetings and enjoy working together. We do not have any problems inside the group and every task we get is accomplished really quick and correct.So I could say,that small groups work faster because we know very well our tasks and it is easy to comment some of them among a few persons. 

What is more,  the size of our group helps to keep a good communication with our NGO because Hangouts and other things are much easier to make at one time all together than in a bigger group of people. 

Second thing about our group is culture differences. The thing that all of us are from different countries helps to keep the same communication language. Talking about my past experience, I was working in some projects where more than 2 persons are from the same country and they always prefer to speak in their own language to each other despite the fact you do not understand them. That really decrease the efficiency of group work. So ,different countries and different cultures help us to work better and keep us together as a team.

However, sometimes bigger groups could have some more advantages. A bigger group can find more ideas and give better tips related with their tasks. This is a challenging part of a small group that you have to put much more effort, if you want to participate and achieve best results.

Comparing smaller and bigger groups, anyway, I would stay in the same 4 persons group because we complete our tasks very well and get a good feedback ,which means that we do not need to change anything and we are small but very productive group! 

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We,Me,Networks

Could you imagine yourself without an online networks in these days? Probably not. Me neither. I think we could describe it as a part of our daily routine. I am used to face these things every day, so I would like to tell you more about that. 

Despite the fact I am used with social media I do not use a big variation of online networks. I think it is because I realize that, If I would start using more, I spent all my time there, so I have just a few of them and I am going to tell you more about that.

The most popular which I use is Facebook. I like it because it keeps me in a contact with my friends through the whole world. I can follow their recently posts and feel a part of my friends life. I would say that is the most comfortable communicating platform for me. I think it it because of the reason that  Facebook is really handy and everything I need I can find in one place

The second is Skype. This program helps me to make a group calls with my friends from different countries and take a conversations with a webcam like in a real face to face communication or a Whatsaap which is a replacement of Sms messages and also it is free, so I would call these as the most valuable for me.

In a daily basis I use Youtube;Instagram and a few more not so popular Online Tools but that’s all. These Network tools give me enough space to be a part of handy groups and participate in different topics because it is really important to keep a good relationships with your friends or colleagues,nevertheless they are from a different country. How I said strong relationships are very important in these days and online networks are the key to it!

 

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Knowledge about technology

I remember the time when I was younger and  always thought that people who doesn’t know a lot about the latest technologies and popular web sites are old-fashioned because they have to know about that.  Well, after the last two weeks I’m a little bit worried about myself. I found so many new things,which I didn’t know before,so does it means I’m already old?  Hope not! 

I started thinking why it happened and realized that it’s because I spent so much time on Facebook and thought that it is totally enough for me. Now I understand that I was wrong. Just listening quietly and gathering information from one page isn’t enough you always have to move further. 

Due to this fact, I understand that I couldn’t be a really  good teacher at the moment and teach something new my fellow students  because there are so many people who knows much more than I do but I could be a really exemplary student and would love to learn that!

That’s why my project group makes me so happy because I can learn so many new things about networking from them. I think that would be even better if every group member had different preferences because it means that we can share our knowledge among the group members,this way increasing the view about networking tools.

From this moment I will start exploring new online tools because these tools open endless possibilities in my future and possibility to increase my group productivity ( that’s what I would like to do).

 

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: Corner of my minds

Knowledge about technology

I remember the time when I was younger and  always thought that people who doesn’t know a lot about the latest technologies and popular web sites are old-fashioned because they have to know about that.  Well, after the last two weeks I’m a little bit worried about myself. I found so many new things,which I didn’t know before,so does it means I’m already old?  Hope not! 

I started thinking why it happened and realized that it’s because I spent so much time on Facebook and thought that it is totally enough for me. Now I understand that I was wrong. Just listening quietly and gathering information from one page isn’t enough you always have to move further. 

Due to this fact, I understand that I couldn’t be a really  good teacher at the moment and teach something new my fellow students  because there are so many people who knows much more than I do but I could be a really exemplary student and would love to learn that!

That’s why my project group makes me so happy because I can learn so many new things about networking from them. I think that would be even better if every group member had different preferences because it means that we can share our knowledge among the group members,this way increasing the view about networking tools.

From this moment I will start exploring new online tools because these tools open endless possibilities in my future and possibility to increase my group productivity ( that’s what I would like to do).

 

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Starting from the bottom

After my first Project Communities class I realized that online there are so many unknown things for me. Do I need to worry about that? Of course- not! I love to face new experiences and try to take  it as much as possible because that is my biggest goal!

Working on this project I would like to expand my outlook about online communities and get useful experience, that I could use it as a designer in my future life.

In second place,as a team member, I would like to do efficient team work  together with my team members and help each other to do that. I hope that together we can achieve best results and learn new things which we can use in the future works. 

And eventually, in case to achieve the best results for our team, I am ready to put all my effort in this project and help my group members because

We Are The Team!

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