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Students at NYU-Poly
Our group is diverse in as many ways as you can think. We represent 3 countries and that’s just the start of the differences in our backgrounds, and the perspectives we approach things from.
Andrea has worked in education (in the United States) for most of her adult life, but has studied sociology and Organizational Behavior rather than formal teaching. Her creative outlet comes in the process of finding, creating and packaging the perfect gifts for others.
Ayelet is from Israel and has a unique background of playing professional basketball for twelve years, including playing for the National Team of Israel. She always knew that HR is what she wanted to do, so she got her BA in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration. Now she is pursuing her Masters in Organizational Behavior, and is working as a HR Associate. Her motto is “where there is a will, there is a way” and she will not rest until her team will have the best solution to save the society’s creative confidence
Renuka , I am from India and I am an lectrical Engineer and currently pursuing my Masters in Mangement o fTechnology as I have always beleived in application of engineering principles to business practice always results in better and improved performance. I am interested in consulting as well as product development as I find both the fields challenging and require problem solving. And hence I will enjoy this process of finding solution to save society's creative confidence.
Siddhartha hails from India and is pursuing his masters in electrical engineering. He comes from an orthodox Indian family and brings those values to the team in terms of perspective.His ideology is that Design is at the center of all future products and services. He also has a deep passion in understanding the effect of culture in post-industrial organizations. He is an avid photographer, and sees it as a creative outlet.
The variety in our backgrounds and interests helped to bring us to our team name, and the philosophy we have adopted as a group. Our team is called “No Judgment” because we hope to approach all the pieces of this process from a place of openness. We hope to create a feeling within our group that allows for each member to add their opinions and ideas without fear of being dismissed, or ignored.
We have come to become so addicted to gadgets that we are losing the human interaction which is important for creativity. Our idea was to design a space that will bring people together to "connect" with each other.
We will look into the option of combining bags. Just to clarify what we had in mind about the Impossible and No rules bag. Those are actually representing opposite conditions. Impossible refers to ideas that the person would probably eliminate because they can not be easily and realistically be executed and are not practical. The No rules bag is more imaginary and can include ideas that don't consider physics laws such as gravity, and can include things like teleporting from places. That's why we put it with the magician bag.
We believe that after the first time we prototype and test, the uses of the bags and the need to combine them would be clearer.
The idea of the teachers' use of the bags is aimed towards three main goals:
1. Role playing is not only for kids. 2. Keep classes interesting and have students curious about what type of teacher will show up at a certain class/day. 3. Allow teachers to lead by example.
Those bags can actually be used in many settings across all ages, for example, team building activities in organizations, workshops, ice breakers and more.The content of the bag can and should be adjusted accordingly.
Even in school ( what we chose to focus on) the bags can be used in a verity of ways. They can rotate and be used in different combinations. Can be used for specific things, like situations when the class need to come up with ideas, or on an ongoing basis, once a week. They can also be used to solve conflicts by having the class divided to the groups which experience conflicts, and each group should have the bag of the other side in order to get the other group's perspective and point if view. It can also be interesting to use the bags to teach about different cultures and use them as learning tool. For example, a bag can contain information about a specific culture, the person who get the bag would need learn about the culture and then participate in a class discussion as a member of that culture.
We plan to prototype and try it this week with group of students.