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Note-Taking Competition

Getting pranked by a classmate

Word is that I am obsessed with taking pretty notes and creating diagrams and systems maps to explain all and everything that is on my mind. Knowing that, a friend decided to prank me by putting up posters of a note taking competition around the school at strategic locations where I spend most of my time indirectly pushing me to participate and let me tell you that: I did.


The story

The first step of the "competition" involved sending a few scans of my notes. The second task looked at how I go about note taking from two different delivery mechanisms: video & print, to account for different mediums of content delivery & consumption. Finally, the last task required that I choose two people that I am close with and take a few minutes to understand their morning routine by interviewing them, observing them and try to develop a general knowledge base of how they get out the door in the morning. Once I had developed this understanding, I had to draw out a simple systems map showing my findings into one single map to showcase how two different people may or may not approach a similar goal in different ways. Below is the map I created to explain my roommates' morning routines.

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