First week for being let loose into the world of innovation and all I can say is, “wow”. The amount of enthusiasm people have in the class is unbelievable. When you are given time to just think and brainstorm, ideas will start flowing out of your head naturally… Especially for an innovator like me. I new from the start that I wanted to do something I was passionate about, so that is what I set out on doing. I spent the first few days doing the casual walk-and-talk to generate ideas, then eventually it just hit me… My first innovation project will be an app; a maps app. It’s going to be redefined from the ground up to be better fit for the end user compared to what’s currently available. Now what I learned from Don Wettrick is that it is best to create a strategic plan for how you are going to attack your project. For me, A day was spent completely dedicated to the design, UI, and UX. A couple days were spent coding. A day was spent finding contacts, which I succeeded in. I talked with a guy all the way out in California who is doing some fantastic application developement work and we feel like we can both utilize each other. I can’t wait to talk more with him and possibly do some collaborative work.
It’s important to have fun sometimes, so my friends and I had the idea of creating a YouTube channel for nerd everything… This collaboration is going to spread into a wide range of nerd genres and builds. If you want to learn a bit more, head over to Dylan Browns blog where he discusses in greater detail what we will be doing.
I will be posting more and more as the days go on so stay tuned and follow me on twitter, @Bradford_Wolf. Have a great Labor Day!
-Brad Wolf, Innovations Student
“Collaboration is the best way to work. It’s the only way to work, really. Everyone’s there because they have a set of skills to offer across the board.”