I absolutely hate getting up in front of people and talking, I know it’s nothing to be embarrassed about but I just get really nervous: my palms get sweaty, my face goes red and my throat feels as if there’s a frog in it… So telling my class what our app was had me feeling a bit sick to tell you the truth, I would much rather they read my blog! But, practising and gaining confidence in addressing large groups of people is a vital skill I need to master – especially as my group needs to present our idea in a Dragon’s Den like situation in a few short weeks to a panel of AKQA professionals…yikes!
SO WHAT IS THIS FANTASTIC APP?!
University students survive on a budget. Between juggling studies, part time jobs and homesickness, do students really have time to flick through recipe books to find something they can eat for dinner from leftover foods or are they more likely to spend more money on unnecessary takeaways? Well, wonder no more as this app will do the work for you. With a nifty camera tool, you will be able to scan the barcodes of all the food you have in your kitchen. Once all of your food is in your virtual fridge, this app will pull up all the recipes you can cook with your food, from the BBC Good Food recipe books database. How bloody amazing is that? In less than five minutes you will have a list of dinner possibilities right there on your smartphone. No extra cost needed, no faffing about, just cook.
Ta-da! We have a wicked idea that has the potential to be really successful but now’s the time to start researching and understanding the idea on a deeper level. It’s one thing to come up with something good but actually MAKING something good is where it gets difficult and this could potentially make or break an idea. Have you ever watched The Apprentice? In this show one team always wins and the other loses, not because the other team was better but usually because the losing team made stupid mistakes and didn’t think things through. This is where we can’t go wrong, we need to get the basics under control first, and build up from there. Once we organise this idea and think about it stategically we can start looking at designs. Rome wasn’t built in a day!
https://prezi.com/1lz8a8n3ktnh/untitled-prezi/# (this is a link to my team’s presentation)