After the submission of the BCM325 digital artefact beta we were tasked to evaluate our peer’s beta video and blog submissions. The task is aimed to share our personal thoughts and ideas on our classmate’s work, as well as giving the opportunity to reflect on our own project progression, gaining ideas and methods to finish up our digital artefacts ready for submission.
The three classmates I provided feedback to were:
- Karli Connors
- Tamara Goldsmith
- Madeleine Jones
Description: Karli has created a blog site called ‘Vitality Through Veganism’ which aims to explore the future of the meat industry as well as the repercussions that will occur if the population does not start progressing towards a meat free diet. Karli provides blog, news, and video content on her site.
Reflection: After viewing Karli’s beta content I was very impressed, one with how much content she provides on her site, and two how well the site looks aesthetically (with one minor change I recommended). The amount of good quality content was very impressive to me, something I have found difficult to maintain, the making of the content isn’t necessarily the hard part, it is the research and web surfing to find quality and reliable information sources. Karli was also struggling slightly with user interactions and feedback, so I did a quick search and found a couple subreddits that were frequently active and focused around content not too dissimilar to Karli’s.
Description: Tamara’s digital artefact centres around how artificial intelligence and robots is impacting us now and into the far-future, explored through blog posts and potentially podcasts moving forward.
Reflection: I was very impressed with Tammy’s digital artefact so far, particularly her level of research and the time put into each of her blog posts so far. This is something that I think I have found the most difficult about my BCM325 digital artefact, the great deal of time it takes to research and find sources, to create a accurate and credible piece of content. Tammy also wishes to create a podcast to go along with her blog content, and I think that this would be a great way to communicate her findings in a more casual way, potentially speaking to experts or people affected by A.I. and robotics now and in the future.
Description: Madeleine’s digital artefact is looking at the future of virtual shopping, comprised of several blog posts about VR shopping, VR change rooms, and VR grocery stores. Madeleine’s DA focus has shifted since her initial concept of ‘the future of shopping’ to ‘the future of virtual shopping’.
Reflection: I found that Madeleine had really narrowed down her focus for her digital artefact, making the topic not too large and easy to base her research around, this is something I have struggled with a little, as I found myself brainstorming all these different topics to speak about and not really knowing which direction to go in. Madeleine was also struggling slightly with her interaction and feedback, so I did some research and found a couple posts on how best to gain some more traction with an audience, many of these topics Madeline is already experimenting with.