The Marvel Universe: A Good Metaphor for our first team project
There were clashes of intellect and ideas; battles over how to accomplish goals and timelines; great acts of heroism, altruism and sacrifice; blood, sweat and tears. There was a team of coders versus an evil API proctored by Disney. Ideas were killed and resurrected from the ashes like the Phoenix, components were parred away like limbs from a victim of a Wolverine berserker rage, and at the end of the battle: the coders emerged victorious.
So all of that may have been a bit over the top, but so is the world Marvel has created. We wanted to take that world and those heroes to create something that seemed to be a heroic task for our current skill-set. Like the heroes our website is based upon, we all have our strengths and weaknesses. But importantly as in the comics, we all have each others’ backs. At the end of the day, there was only one possible outcome: to produce a cool app that utilized some of the skills we are attempting to master in this program. The experience was useful in that we learned how to work on a team, to recognize the importance of accomplishing a shared goal, and the necessity of relying on others when we faltered.
I love that background Brett your creativity is shining through!
That may not seem like much, bit it actually meant a lot to me because I have not been feeling particularly creative or that I was contributing much to the styling of our app, which is such an important part of UX/UI.
All in all, it was a great experience with great people.