Random Reality Recaps – Contextual Essay

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When considering the success of any type of project, highlighting and reflecting on the concept, methodology, utility and overall trajectory is crucial. For this semester’s digital artefact, appraising the project’s success and limitations is also a significant aspect. Deciding to continue the digital artefact started for a previous subject was a simple decision. It became clear, especially towards the end of the previous semester, that the digital artefact, ‘Random Reality Recaps’, had a great potential, if changes were made. As a result of making these changes, and adjusting the problems which brought down the quality and the reach from last year, I felt that this digital artefact achieved the utility originally outlined, as well as the personal goals that were created at the start of the semester. While the concept and methodology remained similar, the tweaks made at the beginning, and throughout, allowed for the overall trajectory to be far more successful. The iterations were crucial, and as a result of learning from the audience, and understanding the feedback loops, ‘Random Reality Recaps’ truly succeeded any of my original expectations.

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Peer Review – Bec’s Bookshelf

For this peer review, I have chosen to follow the development trajectory of Rebecca Neilson’s digital artefact, ‘Bec’s Bookshelf‘. The reasoning behind choosing to follow this artefact was due to an immediate interest in the content she was creating. I’ve actually been following her blog since last year, when she did her artefact for a previous subject, and thoroughly enjoyed the content she was producing. When the opportunity was brought forward, to personally follow another project, it become very apparent that this was not going to be a difficult decision to make.

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