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Week commencing 21st February

Correct Path
The question I decided to ask my-self this week was am I taking the correct path? (Regarding the innovation behind my major project) I had mentioned to a mate that I have several innovative ideas for my interactive map, but I didn't know what I should do with them - meaning what is their purpose within the map? I feel fortunate that I have this slight problem and not a complete design block. I did suffer from a design block last semester, but eventually I overcame it.
"...am I taking
correct path?"

Since the second week of this semester, I have set aside an A4 sized note book so that I can pen any ideas, thoughts and sketches that come to mind. I did this to a certain extent last semester, but only when needed. Now, it's almost an every day occurrence. This is definitely a worthwhile task and should help to develop any innovative ideas I have.

Over the next few days, I will re-evaluate my innovative concepts behind my major project and decide on which to focus on and how best to improve these concepts and make them more innovative and interesting for my user group(s).
"From this day to the ending of the world we in it shall be remembered. We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother."

HBO - Band of Brothers: Real life interview with Carwood Lipton as he recites a quote from William Shakespeare
Stay Safe Student
For the last few weeks and in several diary entries from last semester, I made reference to Stay Safe Student message, although not going into much detail. I know inside my mind what the "contents" of this message is, but for medical reasons I cannot submit my brain for marking!

This part may appear slightly off topic with the major project. Whilst watching a television show during the week - I was taking a wee break from uni work - a memory triggered from one of the episodes of HBOs Band of Brothers. For those who are not familiar with the show, at the beginning of each episode a real life interview takes place with several of the war veterans. They talk about their thoughts, feelings and memories of what happened in each episode. 2nd Lt. C. Carwood Lipton - Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army - recited the Shakespeare quote opposite. I had never heard such a profound statement. It pretty much sums up the Stay Safe Message I have in mind.

The quote above is about the brotherhood and the bond that exists between the soldiers of Easy Company. Yeah I know perhaps a bit too strong for a student message, but at the end of the day when mates go out clubbing and drinking etc, they look out for one another. That in itself is a bond between mates. That is the main Stay Safe message I wish to put across to students who visit the Student Survival Guide.
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