Newfound love of post its

 


The last of the 2012 candidate's weekends is coming to an end--it's been a quick and extremely exciting journey.  Snow has finally fallen, and spring break is only two weeks away.  Classes have certainly vamped up, and projects have taken up a huge slot in my life.  I'm excited about all three of them, which I promise to talk about at various points in the future.  My to-do list is ever-growing, but I thought I'd take this moment to tell you a bit about my UOCD team.

 

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This past week was our first UOCD design review.  We decided to take a group photo =].  My team consists of Sarah, Brendan, Josh (all Olin'14), and Ben (Babson '15).  We all think differently, and have a great time working with one another.  Plus, we make really elaborate analogies about things that you probably wouldn't associate with UOCD, and have a great time.

 


working_in_uocdland.jpgYou may have read Brett's earlier entry about his bike ride into Boston.  My team is focusing on people who are in wheelchairs and play sports [specifically basketball].  We quickly narrowed our focus to this within the first week, and I am absolutely thrilled.  The individuals we have interacted with are beyond amazing, and their stories are incredibly inspirational.  In terms of our working habits, we like to leave and sit outside, enjoying the light in the hallway. 

 

aLll_the_postits.JPGPeople often associate UOCD with post-its, and with good reason.  This image is our space with most of our work on the wall [a few things are missing].  As you can see, there's a lot going on.  From user portraits, to word mood cards and frameworks, the space is ever-growing [not physically, but still].  Now, imagine walking into an entire room of this, times three.  UOCD is nothing like any class I've taken before.  We are pushed to think and share our thoughts visually, through varied methods of visualization.  It's been an amazing experience, and we still have two more phases of the three to go!

There you have it, a brief summary of my UOCD team and what's happening!  I'll be writing about my favorite thing next week [hint: it involves purple].

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