Week 4 Activity SMART Goal
App Jam Challenge
Although I need to better incorporate Agile principles into my workflow, I feel that it is my technical skills which could have helped me past the ideation stage of the App Jam. With this in mind I have written 4 SMART Goals which will help me to learn XD Design, Maya, Unity, C#.
Apart from the 1 day XD training day I will do 9 hours of technical training in total on one day each week allowing 3 hours for each goal.
I have updated the goals written on my App Jam Video
XD Smart Goal
As an effective App Developer I need to learn Adobe XD, as I already subscribe to Creative Cloud it makes sense to use this software) so that I can clarify and communicate my app ideas to a developer/team/myself. This will help me to pitch an app development concept as well as develop the final product. This will also allow me to add this project into my online portfolio. I will use my ‘No Problemo’ app idea to produce a wireframe and prototype. I will follow the Lynda.com videos on UX Design introduction to Design and Prototyping videos. I will allow 1 Day to do this. This is scheduled the 15th July 2018.
C# SMART Goal
As an effective VR/AR/MR App Developer, I need to learn C# So that I can understand code in Unity and build better Apps. I will take an introductory course in C# for 3 hours each week during July and August.
Maya Smart Goal
As an effective VR/AR/MR App Developer, I need to have moderate skills in 3D Modelling and Animation. Although I know 3Ds Max, I am working on an iMac and so need to familiarise myself with Maya. I will learn the Maya interface and basic processes so that I can build first VR environment. I will then go on to learn character rigging and prop design for my Fizhogg project.
I will take an introductory course in Maya for 3 hours each week during July and August.
Unity SMART Goal
As an effective VR/AR/MR App Developer, I need to learn the Unity game engine.
So that I can produce 2D and 3D apps which have AR and VR development potential.
I will install the software and go through the set of introductory videos which will help me to build a VR set. After this, I will then set another SMART goal to investigate AR and 2D apps.
I will allow 3 hours per week for this activity during July and August.