This week, each Dojee had to create a five-minute presentation explaining their progress on research and design thus far. They answered the questions, “What research have you done and why? What assumptions have been challenged? What has surprised you? What are new solutions you have come up with?”.
Every student engaged in a twenty minute critique of their work. One presenter spoke to the stigma surrounding entrepreneurship at RISD, and a campaign to expose how RISD students are entrepreneurial by nature, even if they don’t outwardly acknowledge it.
Presenting materials, and how to create a quick model, Claudia Rebola allowed the Dojees to play with styrene and foam to better understand material design.
Claudia Rebola encouraged people to storyboard and use extreme scenarios to challenge the viability of their product in every situation. This included urging one group working on at home physical therapy to think about every reason why people might ignore a reminder to stretch, including getting a reminder while on the toilet.
by Eve Grassfield