Saturday, October 11, 2008

In school and loving it

I have finished 7 weeks of school (Institute of Design) and so far am loving it...its very different from work :-)
To be fair there have been a few adjustments that I have had to make...things are not as fast moving as in consulting (generally)...the mindset of my fellow students is to discuss and go over lots of ideas before settling on one. I, on the other hand, have a tendency to make quick decisions and start working on the problem. This as you can imagine causes some conflicts but I realize that there is a happy medium that needs to exist..I need to need to spend more time brainstorming before trying to come up with solutions.
Other than that, there has been a lot of learning going on...An interesting project that I am working with my team is to try and identify a technology/ system to reduce the culture shock of immigrants when they move to a new place. How can we make the transition easier - its not about learning the new language but about learning the nuances in a manner that is available to them when they need and prompts them when they dont know they need it...its an interesting problem that we will try to get a solution to in the next 7 weeks...Well thats all for now...cheers