Working with a real client and the preparation of being able to present twice before our actual presentation was extremely beneficial and provided us with amazing feedback that we utilized.
Working with other majors was helpful because it was a different approach than what you have typically been doing when just confined to your designated program. I think our project was challenging and almost too big to “fix” without changing many things, which isn’t a bad thing, just limited time constraints. It was challenging and not something that had a clear-cut end answer. I think this was one of the more beneficial things about it, and all projects should be done at this level.
Design thinking. I am so very grateful to have gotten this experience. It is already benefiting me outside of the project.
My design thinking, research abilities, communication skill, and confidence were improved.
Collaboration. I learned a lot about working with other disciplines.