Problem 1: PB&J Sandwich
The problem for my group was to follow the designer drawings given to make the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich while remembering to not surpass the $20 budget. My group was focused on how the sandwich looked and how the plate and knives looked as well. At first we thought about getting a tablecloth but we realized the designer drawings never commented on the table cloth and it wasn’t necessary to buy or think about anymore. It was hard to find 6” diameter plates and I even asked Rudy if I can see the prop plates that are already in stock. I found 6” diameter plates but they each had flower designs on them and Charles immediately said “yeah, that’s not going to work.” Luckily, Charles had a chance to borrow a white 6” plate from a show he was working on and he also provided the knives. Sadly, one of our team members dropped the class and I took his job which was making the drafting drawings. I made 2 drawings of the same sandwich and did not give instructions, but I had labeled parts of my drawings, like which side was the peanut butter on and gave notes that the sandwich should have the peanut butter and jelly oozing out. On the other hand I helped Montana which store sales and showed her the prices of peanut butter and jelly in different stores.
When the day of presentations came, it was only Montana and I there to represent our group. Charles could not make it to class because he was working on the show he was a part of but he still helped us a lot and made a big contribution to the group. Mike looked at my drawings and made a call that costs us 20cents. He was confused with the two drawings, did not know it if it was the same sandwich, and asked which drawing plate should he follow. I chose drawing plate 1 which did not have the drawing of the sandwich on an actual plate. Therefore, it resulted in Mike leaving the sandwich on top of the table instead of the plate that was provided. I realized after, that I should have told Mike to use both drawings of the sandwich since that was the purpose of making the drawings in the first place, to follow what they both say to do.
In a real world situation, lots of miscommunication can occur if instructions are not given or clear. Also, if there is someone who leaves or doesn’t cooperate then we’ll need to be prepared for the outcome and extra work. This is also what I learned from the project; to be prepared and to communicate better, which is also a great lesson to remember for future projects and/or jobs.