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Week #4: Dat Tech Guy

Today’s world have this very fast growth speed of technology. Doesn’t matter which direction you will look at, games industry or software, you will see that new versions, fixes and updates of platforms which we use are reaching us more frequently than ever. And I will tell you a fact, not a secret, phase will keep rising up.

Me personally have some software I like, but that mostly depends on how much I’ve worked with it, so whenever there’s is a need of using a different one I don’t get frustrated too much. I just do it.

Of course if you’re working on the team there may be more strict choices made by people who don’t like changing their working environment so much. Well if there is a situation that with certain people a compromise just can’t be reached then at first I wouldn’t like to work with these kind a people. They may be left in management field, but in a design process it would be extremely painful for me to work with them. Although I could, because I am flexible. Anyway, I believe these kind a people rarely get to a creative process so I believe there’s always a room for a group agreement. If still a person has a ‘crush’ on his software of choice then a group just should assign a whole task to that man and hope that he gets it right. Of course feedback and corrections afterwards are a must.

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I was a quite sometimes ‘dat tech guy’ in the group who held the responsibility to gather all the knowledge in digital so we could share it easier within and outside the group. Of course I have preferences like using ‘skype’ for a messenger, but people from different background use different messengers and sometimes skype is the rare one in the group so you got to adjust and find a sweet spot for the group communication. So you take a look for other preferences and even sometimes adjust your own as soon as you find something relevant for yourself. That’s innovation, but just in your tools for working with software. I always try to find better newer software, because some of it becomes outdated and then being overtaken by more advanced technology. In other words to say to be competitive you have to follow trends all the time. Doesn’t it apply for most of today’s competiveness in our world?

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Posted in All Students, Group 9, Marketing Products
This was originally published at strange Behaviour

So this is something I really had to share with you guys because…



So this is something I really had to share with you guys because I think that is almost directly applies to what we are doing at the moment. 

Might wanna check the playlist out that is being spoken about here. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqwJXTyfNqU&feature=g-u-u

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Posted in All Students, Group 8, Work Teams
This was originally published at community word

IT never stops

https://www.ableton.com/en/push/

Just check out that link. 

It is products like that which remind me that the world is constantly revolutionizing. Even when you think that something can no longer evolve, something will change and allow a product, service, action, event, anything to evolve and hopefully improve.

Embrace this, be wacky every now and then and just remember that anything is possible when you are crating something or when you have an idea in mind. It does not have to be a product, it can be anything. Who knows, you might just break the ground and stun the world. 

Go out there, and make you. 

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Posted in All Students, Group 8, Work Teams
This was originally published at community word

It’s a team effort, individually as well

Since I started IDE many things have happend, I learned a great deal. Not only about the course subjects but also about group dynamics, preferences and compromise.

I felt that since I joined the course somewhat later, I couldn’t do anything. My group certainly helped me out of that feeling quickly and I’m glad that they did. We evaluated each others characteristics and used them as best we could.

Returning to what I learned, compromise is not always a bad thing, as long as you don’t lose the essence of what you’re trying to achieve, it a great way to combine different points of you into a singular action (eg answering questions and creating reports)

But compromise can be a bad thing very much so as well, I dislike the fact that we have to compromise because of technology such as google hangouts, at the moment you start trying to solve issue’s technology is creating you’re not solving the problems you tried to solve in the first place, or it severely limits your time to do it. As a result the found solutions are not as optimal as they could have been and most likely stick to being drafts, which is a shame.

Finally writing this makes me wonder about adjusting to technology or other hurdles which might hold up the process of problem solving. I feel as though every hurdle needs a certain adjustment time in order to get all the nooks and crannies out. These hurdles might reoccur depending on how well the group is adjusted to it.

You might like to compare it to domino’s whenever you add another stone in between the last one is less likely to drop. Only when every stone is perfectly placed the entire chain of communication will run smoothly, but if you try to hasten it the next time you might slack at placing one stone and although it worked the last time it might not work the second time. This goes on until you have enough experience to tell if every stone is placed right. 

Which ends this analogy and brings me back to teamwork, if everyone takes responsibility for only one part they are less likely to make a small mistake and the chain will probably run smoother. 

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Posted in All Students, Group 6, Idea Networks
This was originally published at Nout Hogesteeger

Tools

Now a days, we have many choices for online communities, and attached to them we have a lot of tools, so it is really hard to get to know all of them, everyone uses at least one or two online communities, but one or two is not enough to know about all the tools and different ways to communicate. For example in my case I only use Facebook (that includes direct messages, wall posts, sharing pictures, groups, events, applications, etc.) or Twitter ( that has hashtags, private messages, followers, twits, etc). But what about kickstarter or google +? or the rest of the online communities? 

For my own experience, I chose those options because, my preferences are to get close and be connected to all the people around me, and they are always using facebook and twitter, more than other online communities, so I am always posting comments or pictures in facebook, and for twitter, I am always tagging friends and putting hashtags that I am interested with. But if I had the necessity of using other tools in other online communities, I would learn them. Even though I am not good with technology, I don’t consider myself a technology steward, because I am really new at it and it is really hard for me to understand them.

If you are working on a team, there might be people with other preferences, in consequence you need to have communication and to be open for other options, so you can find a balance between all the group members with one of the many tools that you have. An important point of this is that you can learn a lot from others experiences and preferences, because they might use different tools, so they can help you to be a technology steward. 

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Posted in All Students, Group 6, Idea Networks
This was originally published at Michelle Franken

A New Face of Community

What changes the definition of community?

  • The definition of community has developed from offline transferring it into the online world.

What it was before was constructed as a group-base forum from a single particular area. If you dwell from the referred area, you automatically become a part of that community -This definition is obsolete. In the online world, social interactions are no longer confined by physical presence. This makes them more mobile and flexible, growing parallel with technology innovation and the rapid transformation of society -This leads to a next level of demand towards simplicity, having your networks at your finger tips, which channels opportunities for the new breed of open innovator designers to devise sustainable format of online platforms and values that are future proof (this is what I’m hoping to learn from this Project Community course).

- I did a small research about what online community most of indonesian students, those who are currently studying at THUAS, use as a social media for exchanging thoughts and getting connected:

  • http://www.kaskus.co.id -The Largest Indonesian Community; this forum helps the students to keep updated of discussions for whatever’s happening in Indonesia and all over the Globe.
  • https://www.facebook.com -One of the Largest Social Networking in the World; since they’re studying abroad, this platform not only helps them keeping in touch with their families and friends but also a media for sharing their lists of personal interests, contact information and other personal information to get attached with others who have something in common stated on their profile.
  • https://www.twitter.com -An Online Social Networking Service and Microblogging Service; mostly used for pointless babble, conversational, pass-along valueself-promotion, spam, news.
  • http://www.youtube.com -A Video Sharing Website; when things get dull and boring or feeling lonely, they know just the resource to look for :p

Happy weekend!

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Posted in All Students, Customer Communities, Group 5
This was originally published at Ayesha Nabila

First day with Nancy White

Today was my first “Projects community” class, and to be honest, I have never experienced a class like this. And I like it.

Next to the fact that I like, but have to get used to, the style in which the class is given, it is a whole new experience, and that is something I strive for. To get as many experiences as possible, in the end all that you go through and experience is part of who you are and slowly build you as a person.

One of the aspects I really like about this class is that we are using the technology which has been developed over the past few years in an educative setting. And I feel like it is important to do so, you have to develop along with the world, go with the flow, it is not always easy, and you do not always know what you are doing, but you will (should) learn from it. And I feel like doing this using education opens the door for someone to do so in their own lives without really feeling obligated to do so, but just curious as to where it will lead them.

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Posted in All Students, Group 8, Work Teams
This was originally published at community word