Welcome to Term Projects! (Thu Sep 28, lecture 8)

Homework due for today

Legend: : Participation | : Early | : PDF | : Portfolio | : Zipped

  1. Read: Read and come with questions about how the term projects will work.
  2. Shark Tank: Watch 1 episode of “Shark Tank”, a TV show about fake venture capitalists. Deliverable: Submit some reactions and reflections. How did the show make you feel? What surprised you? Did it change your mind?
  3. Term Project Ideation: Work with one other student to develop a more detailed product description. You choose a single partner and spend 1+ hours talking and writing. You can expand on an idea on our our list of ideas, or create a brand new one. Either way, develop it further and write it up with your partner. (You’re welcome to add a new idea to the list now too.) Your write up should not be longer than 1 page. Each student of the pair will submit the same pdf and will get the same mark for the writeup. Points to cover in the product writeup:
    • Product name and one line summary of product
    • Description of the product, the vision, the features
    • What kind of customer(s) is it for? What “job” does it do for a user or customer(s)?
    • Why you think it’s cool
    • Deliverable: More detailed write up of your favorite (so far) term product idea

Term Projects

  • Term Project

  • We will settle on teams and projects today!
  • 4 students per team. No exceptions!
  • Go through all the proposals for a quick critique.
  • Review lists of products for part two of the course.

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