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  • Going through this actually helped me a lot with keeping attention to detail and being very strict with the project memos and other information. I took about 4 days to get through it all given that the first day was really just trying to get the big picture of it all. I finalyl got some inertia at the end of day 2 and was easy sailing from day 3 onwards. I only spent about 2-3 hours a day on this. 

    I was wondering why you were so specific about going through the entire case study and actually highlight each sentence that might incite a use case event. So far I feel that my use cases are complete. But the assignment did say 'all' the use cases. And I definitely didn't do all the events I could think of because it's only 22 marks. But it would be the first time I was jipped marks for being slightly incompletel. I just cant imagine coming up with ALL use cases.... That would be almost impossible I would think

    Highlighting the use case sentences was a great idea. I actually took it a step further and printed out all 10 pages of the case study, Highlighted the sentences and then stuck them up on my wall for quick viewing. I have to say my wall looks ugly, but this strategy has panned out to work extremely well. Because of the nature of the project, and im sure anyone can attest to this. We're constantly required to go back and forth and back and forth to look at the details of the case study, well instead of scrolling and control efing, I know just look above my my desk and its easy breazy pumkin squeezy, I suggest everyone do this. My productivity went up significantly after implementing this.

    Adam F Goodier May 15, 2022 - 8:14pm

  • Hi Matt,

    I really enjoyed your presentation and your demo of the artefact. You spent a great deal of time and effort in carefully design and implementation which reflects in the high quality of your artifact. I was instrigued by your theory regarding replicating the work environment office workers are used to in a virutal environment to make working from home fun and engaging. We are definitely creatures of habit and social beings who have been programmed for many years to physically interact and collaborate with other human beings. The pandemic has definitely been hard on most of us especially the social and extroverted ones that gained energy by socially interacting with others.

    I know you mentioned that some of the functionality and integrations with Google Cloud marketed by Gather did not live up to the expectation; however, I found your demo very engaging and really enjoyed the office spaces you created for us. I would be interested to know how your experiment goes in real-life when you have your co-workers try it for the week.

    It was a pleasure being in this course with you. All the best and I hope our paths cross again. I know you had mentioned that you are close to graduating, so good luck with your integration route, whether it is essay, project or thesis.

    Kind Regards,

    Rayees

    Rayees Khan December 12, 2021 - 1:36pm

  • Hi Matt,


    Excellent presentation and a well-designed artefact, it was good to explore Gather. I got a good feel of the overall application through your presentation and demo. I feel your design had a very realistic approach by mimicking your work layout, if you are able to push this in your organization then it may completely revamp and change the way meetings are done by adding a fun aspect to it. Also, during the demo when we went into each individual rooms, I felt it replicated a real office like structure where you are unable to hear the person in the next room. I also liked how to you started off your presentation by relating it to different theories.
    Regards,
    Narius

    Narius Farhad Davar December 11, 2021 - 8:54pm