Field : PDPPosted: May 16, 2015
The experiences I have gained from fields has become a great experience for me ,this is due to the fact the general subject was displayed in a fashion where the subject became interesting and informative. The ways this field was interesting was due to the brief itself ,which was to produce a product using the Arduino that’s users can interact with . The brief itself was a broad and open allowing freedom in the design and making of the product ,I personally thought this worked well because we were able to experiment with multiple of components and not being restricted. The field itself has taught me a lot in terms of how a circuit works and how to read coding to an extent where if given a piece of coding I have personally not written I can understand the language .The whole experience was most effective when we were put into groups becuase I personally was able to gain some teamwork experience as well as taking a leadership role allowed me to gain confidents and had found that the team worked more efficiently with some structure. Also when we were producing ideas for the final designs we were able to gain outside knowledge into the ideas becuase of the mixture of different subjects in the groups ,this created a more creative and well thought out final idea. The final idea ended up as an interactive glove which uses LDR sensors to react to the users finger movement ,we as a group felt this related to the brief very well becuase we used movement as the main reactions that will activate the sensors creating a relationship between user and product. One factor I would change however if I were to do the project agian would be to leave more time for the production stage so the final outcome would have become more aesthetically pleasing .The only thing I would change about the field would be to incorporate the Arduino more earlier than later so we gain more experience and gain more time to experiment. In conclusion I felt that this field had become very useful in terms of relating what I have learnt to my subject and I can defiantly see myself using what I have learnt in class to my subject areas .