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PROJECT

FMP: PROJECT PLANNING

PROJECT INFO
DESIGNERS / TEAM

In order for me to stay organised and smoothly work on this project, I created a project management timeline. This timeline was created with the purpose of allowing me to better manage my time, improve my motivation, prioritize certain tasks and outline my goals. 

My project management timeline consists of five different phases. They are;

  1. Secondary Research
  2. Primary Research
  3. Explorations
  4. Prototype Iterations
  5. Finalising the Project

Final Major Project Timeline (Click to enlarge)

My Daily Schedule by Cat Achieng

PHASES

PHASE 1: SECONDARY RESEARCH (JUL)

This is the initial research period where I will conduct continuous thorough and proper literature review research in order to explore what other specialists, researchers, and subject matter experts have to say about NFTs. I will explore the cultural, economical, technological, and design opportunities in relation to NFTs. 

In addition to that, I will visit the Centre for arts and media exhibition that specialises in crypto arts and Blockchain.

PHASE 2: PRIMARY RESEARCH (AUG)

The primary research phase consists of general interviews with agencies and digital artists. During this phase, I will also conduct in-depth interviews with Subject Matter Experts (SME). 

The insights from the secondary & the primary research phase should be sufficient enough for me to start ideating some early-stage concepts.

PHASE 3: EXPLORATIONS (SEP)

Once I have my early concept ideas in place, I will start looking into different technologies that I could utilise. In order to learn more and for the purpose of expanding my knowledge when it comes to new technologies, I will attend as many workshops that are related to computing and technology.

The iterative design process will be applied when creating the early concepts of prototypes. This design process will allow me to continuously formulate, test, and evaluate my ideas throughout the project.

 

Iterative Design Process. Image by Enginess

PHASE 4: PROTOTYPE ITERATIONS (OCT)

Our final time at the University of Arts London (UAL) will commence in October and I will therefore have access to the amenities and tools that are available for us students to book or borrow. This will be perfect for my prototype iteration phase because I’ll be able to start creating early prototypes with the right technologies/tools. 

During this phase, I will also attend tutorials with our tutors and other classmates where we will collectively talk about our projects and give feedback. The insights from editorials will be helpful when it comes to evaluating my project and making changes. 

PHASE 5: FINALISING THE PROJECT (NOV)

In the final phase of the project, I will attend tutorials, continuously conduct user testing on my prototype and iterate the design as needed. On the 25th of November, I will submit my final project Which will include a 5000-word essay, 8 blog posts, and my final designed prototype/experience. Blog posts, and my final designed prototype/experience.

METHODS

RESEARCH METHODS 

The following are a set of research methods that I will use during the course of my project: 

Research Methods. Diagram by Cat Achieng

REFLECTION

WHAT’S NEXT

My own feeling on the subject is that NFT’s are here to stay and it is vital that we consider creating them more ethically. Next week, I will further look into NFT’s by reading journals and articles. I will also create a project timeline that will allow me to stay on track during the summer holidays. 

REFERENCES
  • Caldarelli, G., Rossignoli, C. and Zardini, A. (2020). Overcoming the Blockchain Oracle Problem in the Traceability of Non-Fungible Products. Sustainability, 12(6), p.2391.
  • Chevet, S. (2018a). Blockchain Technology and Non-Fungible Tokens: Reshaping Value Chains in Creative Industries. SSRN Electronic Journal.
  • Chohan, U.W. (2021). Non-Fungible Tokens: Blockchains, Scarcity, and Value. SSRN Electronic Journal.
  • Dowling, M.M. (2021). Is non-fungible token pricing driven by cryptocurrencies? SSRN Electronic Journal.
  • Enginess.io. (2019). StackPath. [online] Available at: https://www.enginess.io/insights/what-is-iterative-design.

  • Trautman, L.J. (2021).Virtual Art and Non-fungible Tokens. SSRN Electronic Journal.
  • Uribe, D. (2020). Privacy Laws, Non-Fungible Tokens, and Genomics. The Journal of The British Blockchain Association, 3(2), pp.1–10.