Teaching Pause and Online learning

Jen Wei Sin - Wed 25 March 2020, 11:17 am
Modified: Fri 12 June 2020, 4:31 pm

Feels a little weird to be studying physical computing -online. During the week I had the change to have a good think about how this impact would translate to the work we will produce by the end of the semester.

  • How would be able to collaborate?
  • How is user testing going to be conducted?
  • Will I be disadvantaged if I do not have tools/materials at home?

I am still on the fence about staying enrolled in this course as I was most excited to work collaboratively and participating in the final exhibition. Having to learn this course online might defeat the core purpose and aim of this course and I’m not too sure if I’m keen for that. Additionally, there is still a lot of uncertainty with how the course will be conducted, I predict that we won't have much access to workshop and UQ innovate tools which I have already had to spend time getting inducted for. For now, as a team, we have heavily relied on slack and zoom to conduct team meetings and have conversations on how we will move forward to a more individual-based project, from splitting up the project into smaller components.

Regarding individual projects, I am concern as to how well I can produce a physical prototype with my current skillset. As I am more familiar with web dev and information system, it would be quite a challenge for me to translate my skills into ideating a concept to producing it. Lorna mentioned that we are still able to work as a team but I’m not too sure how my teammates feel about this in regards to social distancing guidelines. Going back to the team to discuss our approach to the concept and its execution would be a good place to start in the next studio session.