- How you have approached learning new things and/or finding new information during the semester
As a third-year student who completed multiple QUT assessments in the past, I’ve approached learning new things by being open-minded when listening to the tutors and studying the information that was presented in the class activities. With finding new information, Gamemustra has been a useful source to understand concepts that was discussed during the semester. For relation to finding info about learning how to develop the three mini-games, I’ve used QUT’s tutorials, Unity forums and YouTube. In conclusion, I consider myself to be resourceful in learning new things while also finding out the information that is needed to fully understand on how to be successful in this group assessment.
- What additional, non-technical skills you’ve developed during the semester
There have been numerous non-technical skills that I’ve developed during this semester when attending QUT’s IGB100 Mini-Game Development subject. Firstly, team communication is important during the design process, each team member has to clearly communicate their design ideas to their teammates through an explicit explanation. If this is not achieved then the rest of the team will not properly understand you design idea which will cause a mix-up. Secondly, task prioritization and self-management is key to making sure the necessary work is completed. Lastly, in this team-based environment I’ve learned to improve my action in making important decisions while also finding out what’s happening within the team regards to game project by making sure I continually communicate with my team mates.
- The most effective strategies you used for managing individual and team activities
The most effective strategies I’ve used for managing individual and team activities is to have a clear voice within the team, allow each team member to communicate their ideas and make sure everyone understands their tasks. In other words, team communication and task prioritization is important to achieve success. Moreover, a well-organized team can be achieved by making sure everyone completes the allocated tasks that was given to them while also providing assistance to them. Furthermore, I’ve found having a constant online chat window is also vital to talk about the project’s progress. All things considered, the best strategies to use for managing individual and team activities is shared team.
- The ethical responsibilities associated with working in a team-based environment. Areas to consider could include: justice (fair work practices); responsibility (specifying tasks, completing activities); honesty (avoiding deception); and reasonableness (level of participation, reaching consensus).
During this semester, I’ve experienced a few hardships in this team-based environment as my team members didn’t always show up to class activities and while one member didn’t always communicate to the rest of the team about the project. As a hard-working team member, I’ve taken responsibility in completing my tasks and given a high level of participation in activities. Overall, each team member has mostly completed the work that was set upon them but as a team we’ve could have improved our communication and the task allocation in the team-based environment.