‘Could you be a soldier?’-A visit to National Army Museum

P1230875As a history and museum lover, National Army Museum is a place you shouldn’t miss!

I haven’t written the reviews for a while since I’m mainly working on my dissertation currently. Last week, I finally had time to visit National Army Museum, which just reopened in March this year after the 3-year rebuilding programme. Continue reading “‘Could you be a soldier?’-A visit to National Army Museum”

‘Could you be a soldier?’-A visit to National Army Museum

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.

Continue reading “Of the human, by the human, for the human”

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.

Team up and early steps

“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

Experiences of attending social networking events

In order to build more connection with startupers and people from industries, I attended some social networking event. In the beginning, I didn’t like to attend this kind of event, and didn’t feel comfortable to use social media, such as LinkedIn, Blog and Twitter.

I feel comfortable to meet new people and make friends. However, obviously, I thought attending the social event is always having a purpose, especially people who are in business area. I would prefer to treat people as ‘friend’ rather than ‘Contact’. In this course (especially design thinking for start-up), we are encouraged to challenge many new things that we have never done before. Meeting people on networking event is also one of them.

After many times, I found attending these kinds of events is actually interesting and it does help me to build our start-up company. Continue reading “Experiences of attending social networking events”

Experiences of attending social networking events

Exhibition Review-South Africa: the Art of a Nation

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My ticket and BMW Art Car No.12, 1991 (Esther Mahlangu)

I sometimes ask myself: ‘Why I see this exhibition?’

So far, what I thought was improving knowledge, widen my horizons and seeing how curators create exhibitions. Yet I’ve got another answer today──’seeing things from different perspective’ Continue reading “Exhibition Review-South Africa: the Art of a Nation”

Exhibition Review-South Africa: the Art of a Nation

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’?