1. What have you learned so far in your work in the Makerspace?
I learned both personal and professional skills through my work in the Makerspace. For example, I learned different programs in which I can interact with my peers easier. I also learned important components needed to be controlled or taken into account for constructing a design. Some components may be the local laws, law codes, community laws, community input, etc.
2. Based on what you have done so far, what do you think is your greatest strength and why?
I believe that my greatest strength is leadership and managing. Although I am not the project manager, I have played the project manager role in many other projects. With this being said, I have the experience to lead my peers through this project in which I have done so far. Furthermore, I assign people specific tasks to be prepared for each meeting as well as I take initiative to get the work done when needed.
3. What skill would you like to develop over the remainder of the program?
There is no specific skill I would like to develop, however, I would like to further strengthen my group work skills. Although I feel like I work great alone, I also need to work with groups and take their opinions and ideas into account. I already do this while working with peers; however, I feel it is one of those skills that can always be improved.
4. How has it been collaborating with your peers on-line?
It has surprisingly been very efficient in regards to the pandemic. We have created several meetings online to discuss as well as a group chat in which we are able to converse about our ideas and clear any confusion. We are all aware of the project and our tasks to complete it, which makes the collaboration process so much easier.
5. How has the feedback you have received from mentors affected your thoughts about your projects?
The feedback I received has affected my overall performance more than my thought process. For example, although our ideas were professional and realistic ,there were still categories on which we could have improved. This was later told to us after our presentation in which we learned that we needed to perform a lot of research. This research would help us through our design process as we would have better reasoning and ideas for the changes. In addition, this is a great opportunity for me as I am getting a glimpse of how to work with a stakeholder. With this being said, I learned how to properly reach out to them and introduce myself while also maintaining punctuality and responsibility in the Makerspace meetings.
6. What are you looking forward to for the rest of the program?
I am looking forward to the possible opportunities that may surface. For example, I would love to visit the site and see the space we are working with in person. This gives a better idea and perspective for what the lot needs during our designing process. Furthermore, I look forward to meeting the stakeholder in person and possibly doing physical work to help beautify the lot.