WEEK TWO, (Kathmandu camping project)

This second week of the project so far has been stressful, as this is our last opportunity in terms of doing group work for the first three phases of the design process.

Monday morning will be the presentation, as the last aspect towards the contribution of group work.

It was a great help that one of the group team members took initiative and made a Facebook group page, were we could all post ideas and research on the page and get every team members in put straight forward and immediately.

Some thing that I believe was a simple and easy decision to make was narrowing down to the type of storage of direction we wanted to work towards in terms of storage ideas. I saw this as an opportunity since this field was such a broad field to approach at the start.

And I’m quite happy with the continence of food storage as a design statement for Kathmandu. Were this company could truly focus more towards and a great simple but effective solution that cant be solved with some creative ideas for campers.

Overall as a group if I had to comment on some thing would be the time skill, in terms of showing up late to the teams meetings is a huge key issue and lack from the team members, this week.

So far at the moment I’m not too confident about the portfolio layout, as I feel like were still uncertain about the standard body pages or colour scheme.

Even though we haven’t completed all the draft paper work and typed it up and published it on the Facebook group to read and make refinements, it still hasn’t ended up on the portfolio set up as a hand in material.

So therefore as a group we have decided to come together on Sunday afternoon to double check the finished portfolio and combine it as a final PDF file before hand in the next morning and also gives everyone a chance to look at the final portfolio as a group, which meant for me to organise a day off from work during the weekend or swap shifts.

Some thing that effected group working during the week was, not having access to my laptop for half the day, as it was installing windows and solid works.

Which I felt was inconvenient in this case. But with in that time frame, I was able too do some field research and look at existing products in the stores that are available to the consumers in the market and also look at other competitors, with what they had available.

With the time we had to complete the phases, we had thought of splitting the group into peers and locating some tasks but also working as a team for some parts of the work, so we where able to complete twice the work in the amount of time available as a group that was allocated on the days.

Also the group had collected a great number of interviews to give a good insight towards camping from regular campers.

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Well overall I’m looking forward to the presentations on Monday morning to Sheena on Skype and getting started on the ideate phase in terms of food storage. 

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