The past two weeks I’ve been engaging in a module based around building and design technology. I’ve gained a plethora of skills and I’ve been able to learn a variety of things, including: wood-working, soldering, staining, coding, and more. The first few days I designed a corn hole with my group. Beginning the project we … More Maker Adventures
This week on ScienceDaily.com I watched a video that discussed a new discovery in Lagos, a slum in Nigeria. This slum is home to around 1000 residents, mostly fishermen, who live on stilted-houses. Due to this lifestyle, they use canoes as they main mode of transportation. Recently, Makoko Floating School was built. A new, innovative … More How Floating Schools can Affect the Lives of Many…
Two weeks ago I was given the extraordinary experience to visit Stanford University in San Fransisco, California. Our two cohorts were given the opportunity to work alongside their graduate students for a week. We were divided into groups and set out to solve for a current issue in the community. How Might We build friendships … More Our Stanford Experience
This past month in Innovation Diploma, we began a module centered around a website called Strengths Quest on Gallop Finder. Strengths Quest is an online test to discover your passions, as well as your weaknesses. Our cohort all carved out 30 minutes to complete the test. Once you finish the test you are given five primary … More A Story… The Eyris
1) What did this talk teach you in terms of “brand” and design? 2) What types of things would be on your flag (or billboard, or logo)? How might we make known what drives us and what we are passionate about? 3) Respond to the notion that an outward symbol or mark can represent inward … More Brand&Design TedTalk Refl.
This past semester has been a whirlwind. I spent the first few months diving into the Innovation Diploma 4-year program, and while I still have so much to learn, I quickly adapted and accomplished several things. I recently finished a product design module, where we were given the prompt to create an item to better … More Reflection
Two days ago I watched two videos encompassing thoughts and ideas around technology and efficiency. The first video touched on the idea of how everything is a copy. They said- “Nobody starts of original”, and it leads me to wonder- Why do we learn from copying? What would happen if we didn’t copy. Children … More Modern Ideals & Values of Copying