Disruptive Technologies

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Tag: Right Shark

Right Shark’s CritQue

Design a mobile app that supports peer critiquing using gamification elements.

No change
Our approach to our design challenge is constantly evolving while the challenge remains the same.

After discussion with students some of their concerns were:
1: How to stop possible plagiarism?
2: What are the specific perks of being a Master in a category?
3: They felt feedback on prose is done better in person.


We sent out surveys and conducted group interviews with the population we are looking to connect with.
Stats from survey coming soon…

Definition of Identity – Team Right Shark

The set of characteristics that physically and mentally distinguish one person from another.


Right Shark Team Contract

Team Name: Right Shark

Team’s list of participants:
Chris Williams: christopher.williams@stonybrook.edu
Kate Schwarting: katherine.schwarting@stonybrook.edu
Ken Fehling: Kenneth.Fehling@stonybrook.edu
Shady Azzam-Gomez: shady.azzam-gomez@stonybrook.edu

Team’s communication plan:
Collaborate in Google Docs – first option
E-mail – second options
Google Hangouts – third option
In person meetings – fourth option

Team’s code of conduct
Will we be able to vote people out of our team?
How will we handle team members who are consistently late to meetings?
How will we handle missed due dates for portions of assignments?

Here are some standards I ripped from the interwebs:
Team membership as coworkers – all team members are equal; every team member’s opinion will be thoughtfully considered; each team member will keep all commitments by the agreed upon due date; each team member agrees to constantly assess whether team members are honoring their commitment to the team norms.
Team member communication: Team members will speak respectfully to each other; will not talk down to each other; will positively recognize and thank each other for team contributions.
Team member interaction in meetings: team members will listen without interrupting; hold no side or competing conversations; follow the rules for effective meetings; attend the meetings on time; always work from an agenda; minutes will be recorded at each meeting; end meetings on time.

Team organization and function: Leadership will rotate monthly; the team management sponsor will attend the meetings, at least, monthly.

Team communication with other employees including managers: Team members will make certain they have agreement on what and when to communicate; complaints about team members will be addressed first in the team.

Team problem solving, conflict resolution and decision making: Team members will make decisions by consensus, but majority will rule if timely consensus is not reached; conflicts will be resolved directly with the persons in conflict.

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