I felt really nervous coming into this week trying to figure out how the project would work as a team assisted individual project as I was already not confident in my skills for this course. Adding to that, my teammates had all wanted to build something I felt was not the most practical but they were confident in. The report backs started of badly for me as well as I found out another teammate had dropped the course, leaving 3 of us.
However, the group discussion later with Lorna really helped in figuring out which direction to explore the concept in. Since my other 2 teammates were housemates, it meant they could easily work on the main project, while I would then use what they built and adapt it to a multiplayer setting, where each household functions as one team, competing against different households.
Moving forward this week is mainly going to be researching how this would work for me, as I still largely have no idea how to accomplish this.
For now, our focus is still howver on writing the report, conducting background research into the problem space specific to housework, existing technologies, the Internet of things, and pong, as well as preliminary surveys and user testings to narrow down the field. I would also like to fully flesh out and plan the specifics of the game - if an app is used to connect each thing, how would it look like, what are the rules, what are the interactions a user goes through, site map, and the specific gameplay of each chore as mentioned in my previous journal, among others
I guess to avoid feeling overwhelmed I intend to just take each challenge as it comes and focus on the immediate plans to complete this week. I intend to use the next week as well as Mid sem break to improve my technhical skills in Arduino as well as going more in depth into the specifics of the problem space and learning about that