Of the human, by the human, for the human

This is my final blog post about my course. Don’t get me wrong. I will continue this blog, but I finally came out with some thoughts that what I learnt from the whole journey-not the journey about Kingston university, not the journey about my startup, nor my marketing and advertising classes, but about me, Halyn, as a person.

I wrote another blog 2 weeks ago, which is my reflective essay for my design thinking module. In that essay, I mentioned that in the beginning, I found the gap between what I was learning and what I want to do. Today, when I was taking a train back to Kingston, I suddenly realised that what is the most important thing in this course. And I desperately want to write them down.

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Of the human, by the human, for the human

Halyn’s Reflective Essay

This is my reflective essay about what I have experienced in past 8 months. Last April, I was struggling with which university should I go, and now I have already completed over half of my course. Rethinking again the whole journey, I still found it amazing that I have got frustrated, tried, then eventually learnt something. Also, I met so many people with great passion and ambition. In my reflective essay, I will describe what I did and learnt from my course. (Not only design thinking module, since all of them are relevant) I will start with the story of my team, and how I changed my attitude toward my role, then rethink about the influence in my life.

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“A startup is a human institution designed to create a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty” (Ries, 2011) Under the extreme conditions, sometimes we would get an ‘aha moment’ and be inspired by small things. Continue reading “Halyn’s Reflective Essay”

Halyn’s Reflective Essay

How do I see maker movement.  

On 16th December, we had a panel discussion. Our topic is ‘Crowdfunding, crowdsourcing and the maker movement within the creative industries.’

To be honest, I didn’t understand ‘maker movement’ at all at first. Yet after researching, I found it is an extremely interesting trend.

In the past, resources were owned by big enterprises, so people didn’t have enough ability to create their own products. However, handcraft always exists. Which means, humans have the nature to create something which satisfies our individual needs.

Nowadays, the amount of people who prefer creating stuff by hands are increasing. Continue reading “How do I see maker movement.  “

How do I see maker movement.  

Reflection of Dragons’ Den (9th December )

Dragons’ Den is one of the important presentations in the first term. (Well, not the TV show. It’s a presentation without money but honour!) After finding problems, testing assumption with people, and creating prototype, the next step is of course presenting our idea and get the feedbacks!

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Here’s what and how we prepared for such an important event!

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Reflection of Dragons’ Den (9th December )

A short reflection of past few weeks – what did I learn from ‘process’?

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In past few weeks, we tried to come up with new ideas many time in unbelievable short time duration. Here are some facts that I found about team work and prototype. Continue reading “A short reflection of past few weeks – what did I learn from ‘process’?”

A short reflection of past few weeks – what did I learn from ‘process’?

Human and enviornment

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I will record what I experience during my university life in Kingston, and then write an article which is the connected with human itself with some drawing works. In my opinion, we could definitely find out a connection with everything, as we are living in an environment which was built by human.

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Human and enviornment