GAM 740 Week 9:03 – case studies & Career SMART Goals

I am currently focusing on global experience design studios based in the U.K. and America.

I am interested in understanding the projects that they produce as well as the tools, materials, skills and resources they use to produce them.

Because my portfolios are broad and very varied I am focusing on my strengths while developing my weaknesses which form the basis of my SMART goals for this course.

I am examining job specifications so that I can tailor my portfolio to these requirements. At the moment I would say that my project management skills are strong as well as my front end development which includes being able to break down a brief, ideat and create original concepts as well as conduct thorough and extensive research.

Looking through a game development lens is particularly helpful in identifying where my Skillset can be easily extended or modified to extend to app development and experience design.

For example,  although I haven’t worked in the app development industry, I have found the  app prototyping process to be similar to the storyboarding and scriptwriting process used to produce animation in the animation industry.

I don’t think about other job applicants as ‘competitors’ in the traditional sense but I have a healthy habit of being fully prepared when applying for a particular role within a company.

I have identied 3 Examples :

  • Holovis International 
  • SecondStory
  • Olafur Eliasson 

5 Career SMART Goals.

  1. So that I can work in an experience design team I need to present my Skillset clearly and effectively. I will do this by publishing my experience design portfolio online at www.Human9.com by April 2019. 
  2. So I can work in an experience design team, I need to present my strengths effectively. I will do this my providing examples of my project management skills, my ideation and conceptualisation, technical print, motion and interaction design skills. I will write a personal statement which I will include in an interactive pdf. This will be produced using indesign and will be linked to relevant pages on my web portfolios. I will do this by June 2019. 
  3. So that I can work in an experience design team, I need to continually improve my skillset.  I will do this conducting an honest evaluation of my skills and identify my weaknesses. I will do this by reflecting on my 5 current practice SMART goals which are C#, Unity, CG Modelling, User Testing and XR Research. 
  4. So that I can work in an experience design team, I need to keep up to date with industry projects. I will do this by connecting to active, professional and respected Linked In and Twitter profiles. I will do this by February 2019. 
  5. So that I can work in an experience design team, I need to keep up to date with industry research and development. I will do this by connecting to researchers in the field and joining mail groups so that I remain informed. I will do this by February 2019. 

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/smart-goals.htm

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