Today I received approval for my project idea. The next thing to do is start my research phase of the project and tighten up the tasks and furthur orgnise the work flow. The next milestone is next Monday, 1st February when a research report is due.
Next week there is a ‘dead’ day on the 3rd February so this will throw the overall project out by a week unless the instructors are willing to see us in lieu on Tuesday or Thursday.
I had a brief chat about my second idea but that was discarded for my first original idea. My final project will be a space to have downtime within working hours. This will be monitored by issuing virtual tokens. After a period of time a company could analyse each participant to see if this extra downtime has a positive impact or not on productivity. The users will be able to choose avatars and choose from a panel of engaging or not activities. One constraint is that employees will not be able to use this downtime to do or run personal errands. The idea is to promote switching off by doing yoga or a game and to see if this impact is worthwhile for companies.
After deciding what to do for my final year project – I got a great idea I did not ask for. A great idea for a changing world. Poetry for teenagers – a dojo for poetry and words if you will. A place where teens could visit and safely meet others with a similar interest and creatively explore the English Language. Although some would say poetry is in decline there is a strong presence of its growth on the internet as this article from The Telegraph suggests: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/3560735/Poetrys-popularity-soars-online.html
English and use of language is ever changing as it is in use everyday – speaking, texting, posting to media sites. But what if there was a way to improve communication and grow a language, organize some new skills? After viewing a video yesterday I was inspired by a statistic that stated that there are 540,000 words in the English language. About 5 times as many words as there were in Shakspeare’s time!
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I started this blog last week here on: GitHub:Link to First Post on Git Hub
However, I have decided that GitHub is better for uploading and sharing code: Click here to view code on GitHub
This will be used to track my project and post all aspects of the project I am working on to date. This project was started on 20th January 2016 & will be finishing on 13th April 2016.