Oh now this is interesting. Week 2 has been designed in a very different way by Joshua Underwood and suddenly Cloudworks has coherence. Clouds are nested within clouds/cloudscapes and deftly connected through hyperlinks. NOW I feel there is a trail of breadcrumbs allowing me to find my way round. In fact, this now seems to look and feel like a wiki, which I suppose is what it was all along!
When I try to get back to almost anywhere I have been in Week 1 I end up lost and trying to find a person I met, a cloud I browsed, is impossible.
SO - is this a product of intelligent design, or have I just got better at navigating?
Still don't seem to get any updates from Clouds I am following - which is annoying - only from Clouds I have created.
The task this week is to work on scenarios, personas and developing an idea of a context for our projects. This morning I found this a scary concept, but after some directed reading and a cloud based exchange with Joshua, I am already feeling a bit clearer.
(A thought: the more I look at this, the more it reminds me of soft systems processes)
My objectives for the week then are to:
Complete enough of the activities and reading to enable me to understand context and how/whether to use scenarios, personas and other proposed context tools
To create a scenario, collaboratively with other people in the team (a team of 2 so far) which is sufficiently useful and accurate (for me to use)
To gain insights from this scenario creation stage to help me think more clearly about designing the module I have in mind
To evaluate the proposed tools and understand why they are used/how they support design and/or make a decision whether to use them or something else.