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David Pierce, Ph.D.: “Alright guys, so we got two classes left, right? And then we’ve got the final presentation.”
So the Monumental Marathon tasked my Applied Research Methods class with doing a extensive participant profile study.
“So we really need to get organized and start communicating really well. So what we’re going to do to start off class today is I need everyone to give me a status report on where you are on your part of the presentation.”
Jaspreet Singh: I’m going to present my new design today. It’s a methodology visualization, which I have, I am going to show Dr. Pierce and we are going to decide whether he likes that.
“So I have modified the methodology as per your instructions and also made the timeline.”
Nate Fulton: Yeah, so we started presenting today and it went really well. We did have a little bit of a snag when Jaspreet started presenting his timeline.
“Is there any way you could give it to me in a different file other than a PDF?”
Singh: “If you’re trying to modify this one, it’s hard because the reason is once you are done with the Canva it only gives you the option to download in PDF.”
Fulton: And on top of that, the colors didn’t match because we’re working with Beyond Monumental for the Monumental Marathon, so we need the colors to fit the organization and the same scheme that they have and it did not match. It was different colors so there was a little bit of a miscommunication there.
Mariah Saturday: “It’s like it’s got to flow with like colors and we’re trying to do more like Beyond Monumental like colors.”
Singh: “I did it in this way like you’re trying to get a print out of it so that when you’re getting that so it’s good for the display and presentation.”
Zach Hall: If I was Nate, I would definitely be frustrated if I were to get something the morning of and not have any context of what I was about to have to present to the rest of the group, let alone an outside organization.
Pierce: “This is a good example of, like, we can’t just work in our own little gopher holes, right?”
Hall: Without effective communication, I don’t know if this project’s going to come together.
Pierce: “In your next job, let’s put it this way, you need to ask the creative team, how they, what type of format they need or want before you spend a bunch of time doing awesome work. But I don’t want to have to flush your work down the toilet.”
Hall: And when Jaspreet kept saying Canva was the program that he used, I knew that nobody else in the class was quite understanding what he was saying, and then it clicked to me and I had used Canva in the past and knew that there was a way to share it with everybody.
“You should be able to share the original file to his email and then he can go in and edit everything about the PowerPoint presentation.”
Fulton: I am a bit worried that we are going to run low on time and that it’s going to be where we’re going to hit a wall and say, “Are we going to be able to get this done in time? Do we have to start cutting things out? Are we going to be able to present the best projects that we can to Beyond Monumental?” So I’m a bit worried about it, it gives me a little bit of anxiety and just worried about time management for the next two weeks.
Pierce: “What’s the work plan, then, for this week?”
Singh: “Work on the methodology visualization I have, and if he would like to, you know, change different colors, or, you know, like to make it more creative or the way he thinks, I’m going to work with him after the class finishes and get back with him as soon as possible.”
Fulton: So having to go back and change something that was already there that should’ve been worked out from the get go makes it a little bit of a challenge, but now it just means we have to work together and really talk it out to make sure that it comes across correctly with the Beyond Monumental colors.
Singh: So I don’t have that much time to work again on the visualization, but I hope, I’ll try my best.
Hall: I mean if we don’t get this done, this would make us look bad as a group. It would also hurt the image of the university with how young it is. We can’t really afford to have a negative image going out into the community at this point.
Pierce: “I’m okay with not meeting in person as long as, like, you know, Sydney’s getting this done by like Monday, and you’re getting your method stuff done by Monday so that he’s got time. Yeah, if we all just turn in our next thing on Friday, we’re going to be in a problem.”
So really we have a lot of great data, and we’ve got a lot of really motivated, talented students in this group, but at the end of the day, we’re down to a really tight timeline, and so everybody’s got to bring their A-game in order to get this thing done by the deadline.