Day 5

  1. What did you learn today?
    Today, I learned how to better work in groups.
  2. What challenges did you face? How do you plan to overcome them?
    A challenge I faced today was figuring out where everyone was on in terms of progress. I didn’t ask much about how others were doing in terms of progress, and plan on overcoming it by getting more involved.

  3. In what way were you able to help each other?
    We were able to help each other by giving each other feedback on each part of the project we’re working on. Consistently keeping tabs on each other also helped things stay together.

Day 5

What did you learn today?

Today I learned how to coordinate with my group members. I also learned that communication is very important in group projects such as this.

What challenges did you face today and how do you plan or hope to overcome them?

The main challenge we faced today was being able to complete a project in a day. We also had problems with the typeface. But the group members and I figured out how to solve this issue. The power of teamwork!

In what way were you able to help each other?

We were able to help each other by giving comments, critiques, and asking questions about each other’s work. We also helped each other with the tasks that we designated to each other.

Day 5

What did you learn today?

Today we continued to work on our group projects and received some critique on some of the work we had all created so far.  I learned how important it is not to clutter up certain projects with text and to be more aware of where I am leading someones eye.

What challenges did you face? And how did you plan to overcome them?

At first when creating advertisements for the City Tech app we are proposing I used images of an iphone to emphasize that it was an app.¬† However after some critique I realized that there is a much better way to emphasize the experience of the app with out being so literal.¬† Instead I came up with a more personal ad campaign that emphasizes the usage of the ad by using people’s experience through the app.

In what way were you able to help each other?

We really are used to each other now and feel completely comfortable sharing our opinions and reasoning behind a specific piece of this design project.¬† It is super helpful to have a second set of eyes looking at your work since often times you don’t notice some obvious mistakes or changes you could be making.

 

Day 5

What did you learn today?

I learned today how to communicate well with your teammates. We had rethink some of things we discussed. I was being very open suggestions and corrected everything that needed to be done.

What challenge you faced today and how do you plan to overcome them?

I want to improve having better communication skills and find out what other ways we can communicate better and help each other out.

In what way you were able to help each other?

We literally help each other out today a lot and it really help with project when you different views and you tend to make choice out of that. Today it took us time to work on the project because of fonts and last minute changes.

Day 4

  1. What did you learn today?

    Today, I learned about the printing process, creating and sending a print job, and using crop marks in documents to make sure the print is sent properly. I also learned about more of what should be in the app for our group project, after talking to one of the staff.
     

  2. What challenges did you face? How do you plan to overcome them?A challenge I faced today was figuring out what role should take in the group project and sticking with it. The project has many moving parts, and can be overwhelming to stick to one part. I plan on overcoming it by being more vocal in the team to let my concerns be known.
  3. In what way were you able to help each other?

    We were able to help each other by deciding what we should do in each part of the group project, specifically a part of the project that each of us are proficient in.

Day 4

What did you learn today?

Today we went over the layout for printing multiple deliverables on a single sheet.  For example how in which you would lay out bookmarks on a single page in order to print more to a page in order to save paper.  It is important to be very specific in the email to the printer on how many copies you would like, what paper and how it should be cut.

What challenges did you face? And how do you plan to overcome them?

Today we continued on with the group project and the issue I faced today was how in which could our app’s logo depict what the app would be used for.¬† That being said the original idea that we as a group had come up with was a little too “general academic” and not so much tailored specifically for the purpose of the app which is to connect City Tech students.¬† After discussing with the group and looking over various apps we were able to come up with a new direction for the logo and create something simple that communicates well, and works in various sizes.

In what way were you able to help each other?

We are really getting a feel for each other as a group and everyone is super eager to express their feelings and ideas which is what helps make up a strong group atmosphere.  We managed to bounce ideas off each other and end up settling on what we need for the app, as well as colors, theme, and general look and feel.  We are definitely on a roll and starting to fit into our roles that we have come up with.  I think as a whole we are a very strong team as everyone is willing to chip in and lead when necessary.

Day 4

What did you learn today?

I learned today about  how to print book marks with crop marks and save paper. We would have to send a email to reprocenter and how write on email properly and using the right naming conventions.

What challenge you faced today and how do you plan to overcome them?

I want to¬†improve on the having a opinion and not being afraid to share it.¬†Actually I spoke a lot in the¬†group today and it kinda assigned roles for everyone so that we are clear because everyone was shy of telling people but I sort of went for and¬†everybody agreed on that. I hope I wasn’t forcing anyone but maybe next I can have better ways to tell people what needs to be done.

In what way you were able to help each other?

As I said roles were assigned and I will be design the three layout design and how is designing get started page Cerena is designing the layout without the account. Jeremey is doing logos and promotional items. Tarmain is working the protoype and promotional items. We are pretty much helping each other with everything but there are roles which people are assigned.   

Day 4

What did you learn today?

Today I learned about the process of making crop marks on a page. I learned how to use Illustrator’s crop mark feature and then paste it into Indesign. This process will be useful for when we print bookmarks or event cards. I also learned more about my group members and how they generate ideas. Knowing more about the group is great because you can then pick out what roles are best suited for the team.

What challenges did you face today and how do you plan or hope to overcome them?

One of my challenges was being able to see what I should fix in my work. Often I’m so engrossed in my work that I tend to look over its flaws. This problem will eventually resolve itself with time and experience (I hope). Also, having a fresh pair of eyes nearby really helped me figure out what I needed to fix.

In what way were you able to help each other?

We were able to help each other by figuring out what we wanted to implement into our group project. We were able to give ideas and plan out how we wanted the design and the logo to look like.

Day 3

  1. What did you learn today?

    Today, I learned about the previous interns’ group project, and our next project, which is group related. Hearing about what the previous interns worked on before us gave me a head start on potential project ideas.

  2. What challenges did you face? How do you plan to overcome them?

    A challenge I faced today was creating a consistent branding theme for the “This is my stop” project by making sure that the items I presented were relevant and not needless work. I plan overcoming it by creating a more consistent approach to how I come up with new ideas, and reviewing them to make sure they relate to the source material.

  3. In what way were you able to help each other?

    We were able to help each other with our group project in multiple ways by dividing the work required to separate individuals and focusing on different aspects of the project to cover more ground.

Day 3

What did you learn today?

Today we learned a lot of important details regarding printing and what goes into getting specific booklets printed.  It is important to know these details as when we do print booklets there are certain ways in which files need to be sent to the printer in order to be printed properly.

What challenges did you face?

Today we began our group project which is always a daunting task.  Working with a group can tend to be chaotic since you need to understand each others strengths and figure out which goals to tackle first.

How did you plan to overcome them?

By brainstorming together and beginning to do research we began as a group to gather structure on how exactly we should tackle the assignment.  The goal is to redesign the NYCCT APP, and by downloading the app as a group we started to figure out what aspects of the app were important to keep and build off of.

In what way were you able to help each other?
By building off of each others ideas we were able to begin finding a structure and plan on how to actually approach the problem.  We bounced ideas and discussed the important aspects of the app and what we should keep and what could be taken out.  Based on our own experiences using social media we took ideas from preexisting apps that function very smoothly and have clean interfaces that we use personally.