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Final presentation.

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The final presentation we had to do consisted of 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide. I carried on my presentation from the last one I did, giving everything a summary still. The overall feedback I got at the end was extremely positive. It was emphasised how I have used the research from my dissertation and applied it to all of my other projects since doing it. Another good point was that all of my projects show a link between each other, that no project stood out on its own. Judging from all of this, I feel I have managed to accomplish a lot throughout this year, and apply a lot of what I have learnt into my projects as I went along. I feel I couldn’t have done much more to everything in my work, and from the positive feedback I have got from everyone, it is evident I have put in a lot of hard work and effort to hopefully get the grades I have worked hard to get.

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Good design? Evaluation.

PDF Presented to Prepworld

PDF Presented to Prepworld

The presentation that I had delivered to Prepworld was successful in terms of grabbing their attention and making them think. Having asked them a question from the start about what they have done in the past that was memorable, it set a good scene for my presentation. From my presentation, I was able to explain the important topic of how good my design would be, and how it would benefit the company.

Throughout my project prior to the presentation, I had constantly thought about how sustainable the project would be, and whether it would be something that is memorable enough for the employees to consistently understand the message and feel more motivated in their workplace. My outcome for this objective was the mosaic story would show them how important sustaining fruit is, as well as how important they are with this process also.

Because a lot of the employees most likely would not speak in another language other than their own, which would cause lack of communication. The idea of getting them together to create a mosaic piece would enhance this communication in other ways than verbal. By working as a team, they can connect with what would appear to be a work of art, which they can take full responsibility for.

The feedback I had got from the presentation explained how the employees may not feel inclined to want to create a mosaic piece, or that the mosaic pieces to buy would be cheap. Throughout the project I had thought about these two complications that I understood that Prepworld would also face. They had suggested getting someone from outside to make it, however I felt that could defeat the object of the design piece.

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In response to this, I proposed how you can buy mosaic tiles cheap, as well as the materials to build it. I also suggested using other forms of materials that may not be mosaic pieces. Other materials could be coloured materials that could be recycled into mosaic pieces such as bottle caps, paper, fabrics; anything to help prevent waste. Moreover, the emphasis on the words pride and teamwork that I had addressed to them would play a major role in my final outcome(s).

This project was extremely difficult to come up with an idea that is different and meets all of the requirements, such as hygiene, ethical precautions, cost and how much it would help reduce fruit waste. I had been forced to think more outside of the box and think more creatively on how I can get the employees together to do something, which is why I had come up with the theme interaction and therefore coming up with the idea of a mosaic; a fun and simple piece of artwork that conveys a message.

Overall, I was extremely pleased with my feedback, as I have addressed in this evaluation. The complication I have had to face with this project, following from the feedback, was trying to show Prepworld how teamwork from the employees could make a massive difference. Moreover, I would love to have had the opinions directly from the employees if they would be interested in participating in doing a mosaic piece, and seeing how they get on. I feel that I have met the expectations of a socially conscious designer, as there is evidence I have carefully thought through some of the more difficult precautions, and I have tried to avoid the more complicated issue of no verbal communication with the employees. Moreover, I feel I have met the criteria in good design by considering my theme of Be Fruitful throughout the entire project.

Feedback.

We were given the opportunity to present what we had done so far in our projects to a group of people. Despite not having finished the product, anything we still had to do, we had to explain what our next steps were.

I was really pleased with how my presentation went; although I had to cut a lot of information out, people appeared to understand the concept of my design, and how I got there. The feedback I got I was able to construct well with also. I agreed with all of the advice, and I had taken them on board. For example, I tried to explain well how my design is different to anything else in my PDF’s.

I had looked at some app designs, but this was not presented in the presentation as I did not have enough room, and therefore that was risky in helping people to understand by development of research. I did like the idea of presenting a tutorial, and I had written a paragraph explaining this in one of my previous blog posts, to show people how to work the app.

The photography aspect I had not yet done when presenting my project. And although I took on board what one of the feedback suggestions was saying, I felt it was still appropriate to use a clear background to present my product at its best.