- Rewarding = One of the most rewarding things that I did this quarter was mentioning 'pipes' on my blog. At the time I wrote this it seemed like nothing to me, just an example, something simple. This however led to a few different class discussions, including the first discussion about pipes where I was able to argue my point that some people go to Home Depot just to browse. Was this point relevant? No, but many of the points that the other person involved in this debate makes daily are not relevant either. It was just nice to get a chance to refute a certain person and prove my point even though what was being said did not matter.
- Interesting = The most interesting reading this semester was the one about Paco Underhill and his observations of retail shopping. I think that it is amazing how strong the patterns of human behavior really are. This reading helped me to fully understand how manipulative the shopping experience can really be.
2. In Design Intelligence I learned a ton about group discussions; including how they should work, and how they actually progress. The only classes in high school where we would ever have discussions similar to the ones we always had in seminar were in AP English senior year, and in some art classes (although the art discussions weren't really that similar). I think seminar was a good class because I learned a lot about design in regards to things that I deal with almost everyday, and along the way I got to know a certain group of people quite well.
3. In the future I will definitely take a more through look at a product's design and function before purchasing it.
For the people aspect, I think I have now gotten a feel for they mix of students who go to K College and what types of personalities they have. This hopefully will help me in the future when I need to decide who I want to work with for a group project.