1. What have you learned so far in your work in the Makerspace?
As an employee working for WHSAD Makerspace, I learned how important it is to work in groups. Working in groups allows you to communicate, generate ideas, and build relationships with fellow employees. I also learned that planning is important because it keeps you on track with whatever project you’re working on. Currently my group and I have developed a slide presentation of “The Information Kiosk”. The presentation includes our ideas and plans for the kiosk. By having this it keeps us on track with everything because we will need to refer to those slides when designing a potential kiosk for Snug Harbor.
2. Based on what you have done so far, what do you think is your greatest strength and why?
Based on what I`ve done so far, I don’t think that I have any greatest strength. But what I feel that I’ve been doing well is working great with my peers. My group members and I have been able to work well when it comes to presenting and working on our slides for the Information Kiosk project. However, I believe that as time progresses I will eventually be able to further develop the necessary skills in the workplace.
3. What skill would you like to develop over the remainder of the program?
The skills that I would like to develop over the remainder of the program is better communication. The reason why I feel that these skills need to be further improved is because at times my shyness can get the best of me which prevents me from communicating . The activities that would help me develop these skills would be more presentations because it involves me speaking to others and sharing ideas.
4. How has it been collaborating with your peers on-line?
It’s been good collaborating with my peers. I’ve been able to work well with them and also contribute to the team by helping out with the development of the Information Kiosk Project.
5. How has the feedback you have received from mentors affected your thoughts about your projects?
When receiving feedback from mentors, it helped me think about how me and my group can improve the Information Kiosk so that it can be a comfortable space for clients to go to whenever they need direction. One piece of feedback that I received was that I was told to think more about the electrical aspect of the kiosk. Instead of using a simple pole light switch for the kiosk, I should try considering something different. From then on, I’ve begun to search for different light switch wirings.
6. What are you looking forward to for the rest of the program?
I’m looking forward to developing my skills as an individual and also working with my peers so that we can improve the Information Kiosk.