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2016 Innovator Project by RobertF

The purpose of the Senior Innovator Project is use your own passion to innovate, create, and develop your own project.

Project Proposal

For my innovator project I worked with Ann and Alex. We decided to design a mock business and design a product and create promotional material specific to the product and the website. The business that we decided on creating was a bakery that made pretzels and the product would be a “croissant” that would be used for applying melted butter to food. This innovator seemed like it would be relatively straightforward at first but we soon realised that it was more complex than we had thought.

Project Productions

Read my research paper

Here's a link to Alexander's website and here's a link to Ann's website

Project Reflection

For my innovator project I worked with Ann and Alex. We decided to design a mock business and design a product and create promotional material specific to the product and the website. The business that we decided on creating was a bakery that made pretzels and the product would be a “croissant” that would be used for applying melted butter to food. This innovator seemed like it would be relatively straightforward at first but we soon realised that it was more complex than we had thought.

We chose our specific innovator project because each member of the team came in with a different skillset. Alex had good web design skills, Ann is skilled at graphic design and I am good at video work. This innovator project would allow us to each take the lead on a specific part of the project and help each other with the parts of the project that we were not leading. The reason that we chose a bakery in particular was because it allowed us to easily find content that we could use in our specific parts of the project. Also, we all enjoy food and baking so a bakery fit perfectly.

Research was very important to our project. We did research on how bakeries are usually advertised and the style of advertisements that they used. Research also helped us discover the idea of a chindogu or useless product which was the inspiration for our “croissant” I specifically researched stop motion animation which would later become my section of the project. All of this research later came together to create our final project.

We collaborated with others in our project by getting the opinions of others on our advertising material and of course by working with each other to create our final project. Most in not all of our collaboration ended up being successful.

If I could do this specific project over I would focus on the idea of creating advertising material for a bakery rather than spending time creating a useless product. This took a lot of our time and ended up being a very minor part of our project. Given the option however, I would actually do an entirely different project. Shortly after we turned in our revised rubric, I thought of a couple of different projects that I could do on my own that would interest me much more than creating a bakery. Unfortunately, at that point it was too late to start another project.

The 21st century skill that I improved on the most was collaboration. This is the first really large project that i have had to collaborate with others on and it was a good learning experience for me. The 21st century skill that I improved on the least was high productivity. It was difficult for me to stay on task during class and thus made it hard for me to hit my deadlines.

The biggest learning experience from this project is that I need to make sure to hit my deadlines and keep to a schedule. This is very useful especially when I am going into college and won't have anyone to make sure that I am getting my work done. This is also useful in life as well.

I feel like I did a good job innovating my learning this semester. This was a major project where we had to set our own deadlines and stick to them. This is something that we don’t do often in normal school and I think it is very valuable. Overall I feel like this project was a very valuable learning experience.

I value this project very highly, I think that it is something that should be done more regularly in school because of how well it relates to the projects and challenges that we will face in the real world.