Had some constructive work earlier today, it lasted a couple hours, but pleased I got some work started.
Blogged about it on my Project Blog here;
I am actually excited about my project. Something I have never managed to keep throughout the duration of the project, so we will see what happens. But being able to pick your own project, is so far working in my favour. Picking my own agenda, working on my own, doing what I want to do, and finally learning in areas that I have always struggled in that have been easy to push past or give to someone else to complete.
Before I came to uni, I had always said to myself I prefer working on my own, for those reasons stated above. Then I started my course, and seen the huge gaps in my knowledge that I needed to do well in my course. I began to see the plus side in groups. But unfortunately, apart from one group (Microsoft project, where we won and flew to Seattle) I have been very unlucky with groups. I’m a person who likes to get work started straight away, plan what needs to be done, and do it. I’m aware that some people do not work like this, and I accept that, but why do I have to negotiate my work ethic around others who do not change their work ethic when in groups? I couldn’t count how many times one of my groups have been working right to the end, and I have had the same feeling. It’s not good enough, I tried my hardest to get it done, but my knowledge lets me down, and I have to rely on others to complete tasks that I do not have time to learn and do myself. One thing I should do, is to tell my group that I am not comfortable working this close up to the deadline. I know I once touched this subject, but I doubt it would make any huge difference in the group anyway.
So, going back to my final year project, I am excited to work by myself again, and I am making the time to learn flash, which will be used in my project, so it does not jeopardise my overall design which has happened in the past. I know if I do encounter problems I have friends who will help me, but I really want to learn and develop my ideas myself. To feel like I am learning something myself, without relying on people helping me. I know I have learnt lots at uni, but whenever someone asks me I draw a blank. At least, after this project, I will hopefully be able to say, “I learned how to design and code Flash.”